Spring is just around the corner. That means, it’s time to get the brooms, vacuum, and buckets out and get some spring clean going. Spring cleaning doesn’t just apply to your home. It also applies to your car.

Here are 4 tips to ensure that your car is ready for spring.

Bring your car in for a service

The changing of the season is always a good time to get your vehicle checked and inspected. Bring your car in for a service before spring to ensure that your car is ready for the season.

Have the brakes checked, the tires rotated, oil and fluids checked, and alignment and suspension checked. Having these service procedures done is crucial to ensure that your vehicle will be running smoothly and efficiently in the coming months.

Clean out the trunk

Jumper cables, tools, old wires, flat tires, and other junk seem to find their way into the trunk of your car. Your trunk isn’t a suitable place for storage. Although these things are hidden from view, carrying too much stuff on your car can reduce your gas mileage.

As you clean your vehicle, now would also be a great time to clean out the trunk of your car. Get rid of all the things you no longer need or use. Also, sprinkle some baking soda in the trunk to deodorize.

Remove winter tires

Your tires are like shoes for your car. You should tires that are appropriate for the season. Now that the snow has melted, there is no reason to use winter tires. Plus, the heat will cause them to wear out much sooner. Switch to all season tires instead.

Make sure that each tire is properly inflated and have sufficient tread. Remember, spring is accompanied by lots of rain.

Clean underneath the car

Keeping the underside of your car clean is one way of extending the life of your vehicle. Mud, gravel, dirt, and salt get trapped underneath the car. This can cause corrosion overtime. Once the rust gets hold, it can easily spread.

Use a high pressure hose or take your car for a professional car wash this spring to get rid of all the dirt and other stuff that can be corrosive and cause rusting.