The cold, dark evenings are finally behind us and we can start looking forward to summer. Whether you’re planning lots of day trips or a driving holiday, it’s important to ensure that your car is up for the task in hand. Here are our top tips on getting your car ready for summer.

Spring clean

Wash off all that winter dirt and give your motor a bit of TLC! Grime can build up quite quickly, especially during winter when the roads have been gritted and are muddy. It’s important to keep your car clean as prolonged dirt and grime can begin to damage your paintwork. Don’t forget the inside too; a good vacuum and new air freshener will be very much appreciated!

Inspect your tyres

You should be inspecting your tyres fairly regularly, looking out for any cuts and bulges and checking that the tyre tread is still above the legal limit. We would recommend changing your tyres once the tread reaches 3mm, this will keep your car performing well on the road. Legally they need to be changed once the tread wears to 1.6mm. You should also make sure that all four tyres are correctly inflated, incorrectly inflated tyres could cause them to blow out while driving and even affect your fuel consumption. If you aren’t sure how much to inflate your tyres refer to the vehicle handbook. If you’re unsure of how to check your tyres, or you know they need replacing head to your nearest Brindley garage, the team will get you back on the road in no time at all.

Top up the fluids

Familiarise yourself with what’s under the bonnet by checking and if needed, topping up the windscreen wash, oil and coolant fluids. These are all important for the safe and smooth running of your car so be sure to check them regularly! We would also recommend keeping a supply of these in the boot too, so you can top up on the go!

Book a service

Now is a great time to get your car booked in for a service, this way you can be sure that everything is working as it should be.

If you aren’t sure how to check any of the above we have mentioned then give us a call and book your car in for a full service with Brindley Garages. You can also book your service right here on our website, just head to the servicing pages.