Spring Cleaning your HondaBlog Mar 8th, 2019
Spring is just around the corner, and it’s time to get your Honda ready for the change in season. Canadian winters are long and harsh, and even more so on your vehicle. As we dream of slush-free days, start thinking about how to clean the exterior and interior of your vehicle, as well as how to get it into the best shape under the hood as you start planning all of those summer road trip adventures.
Check Under Your Vehicle
The salt that is so helpful in the winter can wreak havoc on the undercarriage of your vehicle. Be sure to clean out the underside of your vehicle to prevent erosion or salt damage. This is also a great way to get up close and personal with your Honda to inspect for any damage that may have occurred – taking a close look at your vehicle in between service appointments is a great way to be sure you catch any problems before they become big issues.
Check Your Brakes
While you are cleaning the undercarriage, make sure you take a close look at your brakes. The winter salt and sand can corrode metal, which can take a toll on your brakes throughout the winter. Your brake pads need to be properly lubricated to work effectively, so confirm that nothing is preventing that. If you aren’t sure, always consult with a Honda Certified Service Technician and have them look at your vehicle.
The first step of spring is to get those winter tires off of your vehicle and bring out your all-season tires. Once the temperature rises above 7 degrees Celcius, your snow tires will start to wear faster, meaning if you wait too long they might become less effective when you need them the most next winter.
While you’re changing your tires over, make sure you check your tire pressure and have your tire alignment checked and adjusted if necessary. The winter ice may have formed some cracks in the roads or potholes, which can impact the alignment of your tiles. Checking everything at once is an easy way to make sure everything is in working order.
Book a Service Appointment
Don’t forget to book your seasonal vehicle maintenance appointment! Bringing your Honda in for service isn’t just something that needs to be done when you notice a problem. Regular vehicle maintenance appointments, especially seasonally, will help to prevent issues before they ever start.
Do you find booking your appointment a pain? Don’t worry about it – with Henley Honda, you can book online any time through our online booking system or through the Henley Honda app (available in the Apple app store and Google Play store). Booking online is available 24/7. For more information, get in touch with us.