10 Crucial Steps to Get Your Car Ready for Spring

1. Take your car for a tire check

TPM-FOTO / Shutterstock.com

Almost all cars in the U.S. are fitted with all-season tires. While these tires are safe and reliable in most climates, they aren’t as flexible as traditional snow tires. All-season tires stiffen in the cold, especially when temperatures drop below 20 degrees Fahrenheit. That can cause cracks and other damage.

You can take your car to many national auto service retailers for a free tire inspection. While you’re there, have your tires rotated and the air pressure checked. Doing these things will make the tires last longer and ensure they’ll grip on rain-slicked roads.

Read Next

7 Surprising Benefits of Staying in Shape After Age 50
7 Surprising Benefits of Staying in Shape After Age 50

Improving your overall physical health is just one reason to stay fit as you age.

Here’s the Average Retirement Age in Your State
Here’s the Average Retirement Age in Your State

Are you on track to retire at the same age as most residents of your state?

How to Get a Loan Fast by Tapping Into Your Home Equity
How to Get a Loan Fast by Tapping Into Your Home Equity

If you’re a homeowner, you may be able to get a competitive loan for as much as $150,000 in just days.

View this page without ads

Help us produce more money-saving articles and videos by subscribing to a membership.

Get Started

Comments

Trending Stories