With the snow melting in much of Bucks County, it is possible to see the harbingers of spring, even if freezing temperatures may still be possible. While many people think of spring cleaning as a way to declutter homes and apartments, making an appointment at an auto service center in March or April can play a major role in ensuring that your car operates smoothly as the temperatures rise.
Winter Threats for Vehicles
Most cars, trucks, and SUVs in southeastern Pennsylvania seem to develop a new exterior detail: the gray spatter and stripes that come from wheels kicking up road salt, grime and other debris. Since its wet at the start, it coats the exterior, but stays even as it dries. All of these materials are corrosive and can damage the clear coat that protects a vehicle’s paint. In addition, it can also damage wheels and even the underside of a vehicle.
Yet many people are also quick to forget, maybe because the jarring is so painful, that road imperfections often worsen during the winter. As anyone who has driven on River Road alongside the Delaware can attest, potholes are almost a given in many parts of Bucks County. Even one jarring bump can knock your wheels slightly out of alignment or damage a suspension component like a strut or shock. And slight differences in the angle of the wheels can quickly become costly as tires can wear unevenly and handling worsens, leading to major safety concerns. Continue Reading Spring Cleaning For Your Car