April is National Car Care Month! Championed by the Car Care Council, National Car Care Month shines a spotlight on the importance of car care and preventative maintenance. Just like we depend on our vehicles to get us from point A to point B, our vehicles depend on us to take care of them so they can continue to do their job.

So let’s celebrate National Car Care Month! Here are a few ideas to help you and your vehicle make the most of this April occasion:

  1. Check Your Maintenance Records – Are you up to date on oil changes, filter replacement, brakes, tire rotation, fluid replacement and other important maintenance tasks? If not (or if you’re not sure), then it’s time to have a certified mechanic service your vehicle.
  2. Wash and Detail – Say goodbye to the grime of winter with a thorough exterior and interior cleaning of your vehicle. Give it a thorough wash, working from top to bottom, including the undercarriage. Break out the vacuum and give the seats and floors some attention. Wipe down the plastics and take glass cleaner to the windows. Top it all off with a little tire shine and a coat of wax.
  3. Tire Time – If you’ve been running snow tires, it’s probably time to switch to your summer tires. If your winter tires are on their last season, make a note for late summer/early fall to start shopping for a new set. Before putting your summer tires back on, look them over for rodent damage during storage and check the tread depth to make sure it is sufficient for another season.

Enjoy the fresh Spring air and quality time with your ride. Once you’ve finished up maintenance tasks and cleaning, it’s time for a celebratory cruise. Happy National Car Care Month!