It’s starting to look brighter and warmer as we move into the Spring months, and especially as lockdown starts to ease we’ll all be getting back on the road in our cars. With the seasons changing, and our cars having been used less than normal over the last few months, it’s important to make sure our cars are safe and ready before we get behind the wheel.
This page is all about giving you a few simple tips and pointers on just how you can prepare your Toyota for the Spring season.
If you want to be extra sure that your car is ready for the months ahead, SLM Toyota have you covered with our Spring Health Check offer, which you can find out more on here.
It's always a good idea to spend a minute or two just taking a look at your car for any damage. Check your weel arches, underneath the car, and the bonnet for any loose parts, obvious damage, and of course sleeping animals.
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With more pollen and dust in the air during Spring, it can cling to your car taking away that smooth, sleek shine that it had the day your picked it up. A regular sponge wash to the exterior, and a once over with bleach-free antibacterial wipes in the interior, will go a long way.
You never know when things could go wrong whilst you’re out on the road. So, it’s always a good idea to keep a safety-kit in the boot, just in case. This should include things like a first-aid kit, a road warning triangle, and a hi-vis vest.
Residue and corrosion can build up on brakes after time, which should be removed periodically to ensure they stay at optimum effectiveness. Find a quiet area of road, crawl along slowly, and gentle apply pressure to the brakes a few times.
With many cars having been stationary for longer than usual over lockdown, it’s important that when starting up for the first time, to make sure you let the engine warm up, reacclimatise, and restore any lost battery power. Start up, and give your car 20 minutes or so before driving.
Much like us, your car needs fluids to run effectively. Regularly check engine oil levels, brake fluid, and your windscreen washer levels, and top up accordingly. This is especially important before long distance journeys.
Make sure to check type pressure frequently, and particularly before long distance journeys. You can find the recommended type pressure for your Toyota either on the inside of your door, or in your maintenance guide. Oh, and remember to check the spare too!
We hope you find our Spring driving tips useful. Remember, if you need any support of help with Toyota, contact your local SLM Toyota Centre, and we’ll be happy to help.
Remember, if you want to drive away this Spring with peace of mind, SLM Toyota have you covered with our Spring Health Check offer, which you can find out more on here.
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