As winter fades away here in Alaska and spring starts to bloom, you’ll want to give your car the attention it needs to transition smoothly into the new season ahead. With the change in weather and road conditions, preparing your Alaskan vehicle for spring ensures it’s running in top shape and boosts your safety on the road. Here are some tips to help you get started with your spring car prep:

  1. Tire Check: It’s been a long winter! Begin by inspecting your tires for wear and tear. Look for signs of damage, uneven tread wear, and make sure they are properly inflated. Consider switching to all-season or summer tires if you’ve been using winter ones.
  2. Fluid Levels: Check all fluid levels including engine oil, coolant, brake fluid, and windshield washer fluid. Top up or replace fluids as necessary to maintain optimal performance.
  3. Brake Inspection: Have your brakes inspected for any signs of wear or damage. Spring is a great time to replace worn brake pads or rotors and guarantee your vehicle stops safely.
  4. Clean Your Car: Give your car a thorough wash (visit one of our Sudzy Salmon locations!), including the undercarriage, to remove any salt, grime, and debris that’s built up during winter driving. Waxing can help protect your car’s paint from the elements.
  5. Inspect Wiper Blades: Double check that your wiper blades are in good condition and replace them if they are worn or cracked. Spring showers require clear visibility for safe driving.
  6. Check Air Filters: Replace dirty or clogged air filters to improve engine performance and fuel efficiency.
  7. Test Your Battery: Cold temperatures can take a toll on car batteries. Test your battery’s charge and clean any corrosion from the terminals.
  8. Check Belts and Hoses: Inspect belts and hoses for signs of wear or damage. Replace any that show signs of deterioration to prevent breakdowns.

By following these simple steps, your Alaskan vehicle will be ready to embrace the warmer weather and enjoy smooth, safe travels throughout the spring season! Taking the time to prepare your vehicle now can help prevent issues down the road.

See you at the wash!

Sudzy Salmon Car Wash

13120 Old Glenn Highway

Eagle River, Alaska

Ph: 907-622-SUDZ (7839)

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