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Spring Car Care Tips: How to Get Your European Car Back into Shape

Winter can be brutal on your car. With all the beating your car endured during the cold winter months (including below zero temperatures, snow and ice, road salt, pot holes and frost heaves), you definitely need to give it the attention it deserves to keep it working at its best. How do you keep your European car in tip top condition? Here are some spring maintenance tips that can help you accomplish your goal.

Remove leftover salt. Road salt is extremely corrosive and may cause extensive damages to your car, especially on the car's frame and subframe, exhaust and muffler systems, and coil springs. Avoid this by taking your car to highly rated car wash that has an under-spray.

Check suspension and wheel alignment. Driving over potholes can be especially trying for your car, and may even cause serious damage to your car's alignment and suspension. To be safe while you're on the road, consider having a suspension check and have your wheels aligned.

Mind your tires. This is the perfect time to remove your winter tires and change back to your summer tires. Since they affect your car's handling, traction and safety, experts recommend having your tires rotated every 5,000 miles. You should also make sure that all your tires are properly inflated and balanced.

Check your fluid levels. Have an oil change, flush your transmission and brake fluids, and top up your anti-freeze and windshield washer.

Check your brakes. Listen for any signs of brake wear such as squealing or screeching and have an expert technician check the pads and rotors to eliminate any safety issues.

Your European car deserves a care tailored especially for it so trust only the experts for all your spring car care needs. With Buckhead Auto Sport, you can be sure that your car will receive the service it needs with the highest quality it can get so call us at 404-252-5493 or send us an email at today.

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