Spring into car care

THORNHILL, ON, March 25, 2013 /CNW/ - Your vehicle has survived the harsh winter and with the lure of long weekends, cottage getaways and road trips it's time for a spring check-up so you don't get left at the side of the road.

CAA South Central Ontario recommends:

  • Give your vehicle a thorough cleaning to remove salt and sand accumulated over winter. Clean under the hood and wheel wells.
  • Check all lights to ensure they're in good working order, including the headlights, brake lights, turn signals and hazard lights.
  • Check the hoses and belts, they can become cracked, frayed, loose or show signs of excessive wear.
  • Switch your winter tires to all-season tires.
  • Make sure your tire pressure is within specifications. The vehicles' owner's manual will have recommendations. The information can also be found on the drivers' door jam, fuel filler or glove box door.
  • Always keep your mirrors and windows clean.
  • Check your wiper blades and replace if they are worn or damaged.
  • Replace your air filter twice a year.
  • Change your oil (according to the owner's manual recommendations) and keep fluids like brake, coolant and windshield washer, topped up.

Visit the nearest CAA Car Care Centre for a comprehensive vehicle inspection and take advantage of our latest offers on windshield treatments, wheel alignments and cooling system services.

CAA South Central Ontario is a not-for-profit auto club offering roadside services, automotive care, travel and insurance. There are more than 1.9 million CAA members in South Central Ontario and over 5.6 million members in Canada. We're more than Roadside Assistance. We're Life-side Assistance.

SOURCE: CAA South Central Ontario

For further information:

Media contact: Jeff LeMoine, Communications Specialist, jlem@caasco.ca, Office: (905) 771-4709, Cell: (416) 254-0641.

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