As winter comes to a close and the much-anticipated spring begins to make an appearance, you may be wondering if there is anything you should be doing to your car to prepare for warmer weather and take stock of the damage done by months of snow, ice, sleet, road salt, and cold spells. Our Subaru, Volkswagen, Porsche, Audi, and Jaguar dealer in Columbus is happy to offer you our top 8 tips for preparing your vehicle for spring!

1. Wash & Wax Your Subaru or Volkswagen

Although you should be washing your car several times throughout the winter months, it is imperative to give your Subaru, Volkswagen, or another model a thorough detailing to remove road salt, grit, and grime, preventing potential damage to the finish. You can do this yourself or take it to a trusted car wash in Columbus that can properly clean the interior and exterior of your vehicle.

2. Change Your Wiper Blades

The harsh winters of Columbus have likely worn out your wiper blades, so another important thing to do before spring is making sure to get them replaced. These are inexpensive and easy to install yourself, but you can always ask our Subaru and Volkswagen service technicians for assistance if you have any issue.

3. Check Your Wiper Fluid Level

You likely ran through a good portion of your wiper fluid through the winter months, so check the level in your vehicle and make sure you buy quality wiper fluid and top it off as you head into a warmer season. It could also be a good time to schedule an appointment with our service technicians in Columbus to ensure that frozen wiper fluid did not do any damage to your wiper fluid system.

4. Check Your Oil

Winter can impose a lot of operational demands on your engine, so the arrival of spring is an excellent excuse to check your oil, change it if needed, and have a new oil filter put on. Our service center in Columbus can handle any preventative maintenance and oil changes for Subaru, Volkswagen, Audi, Porsche, and Jaguar models.

5. Deep Clean the Floor Mats in Your Subaru & Volkswagen

Spring is the perfect time to pull the mats out of your vehicle and give them a thorough cleaning to remove the buildup of filth from winter weather. If they are worn down, this may also be an ideal time to replace them with a brand new set.

6. Check Your Tire Pressure & the Condition of Your Tires

Winter can cause a lot of wear on your tires with cracks, degraded tread, and other issues that could eventually lead to a blowout on the road. Now is the time to make sure all of your tires are properly inflated and in good condition, and if you have been using snow tires you should switch back to your normal set.

7. Switch Out Your Emergency Box

You likely won’t be needing cold-weather emergency essentials like a parka or blanket anymore, so take some time to review your emergency box and make sure it is ready for spring and warmer seasons. Double check the batteries on your flashlight, add a few bottles of water, and stock up on other supplies you may need in case of a breakdown during a road trip or an unexpected blowout.

8. Repair Scratches

To make sure your Audi, Porsche, or Jaguar is ready to be shown off during those sunny weekend cruises, check the finish and take time to repair any scratches yourself or trust our luxury dealership technicians to handle any scratch and make your car look like new again!

Contact our Columbus dealership for any questions about preparing your Subaru, Volkswagen, Audi, Porsche, or Jaguar for spring! Our service technicians are trained to specifically handle your vehicle’s maintenance and repair.

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