Wax on, wax off

After the onslaught of ice, snow, salt and road sludge, now is the time to give your car a thorough cleaning, inside and out. Salt is also hard on windshield wiper blades, so spring is a good time to check them and replace if cracked or worn.

Due to the pandemic, your vehicle may have spent most of its time sitting in your garage. Take it in to have the oil changed. If you use a full-service location, they will likely check the fluids and tire pressure. Ask them to inspect your belts, hoses and battery.

With a little maintenance, your car will be ready to hit the road.