Prepare Your Car for Spring Driving in Wantagh and Massapequa

Even the most durable cars are negatively impacted by winter driving. Besides the cold's effect on your engine and battery, snow in places like Nassau and Suffolk Counties attracts and holds on to dirt and other contaminants, which can make their way onto and into your beloved Subaru. To get your car ready for a more enjoyable spring, take note of these practical tips.

Spring Cleaning

Just because a car appears relatively clean, doesn't mean that it is free from foundation-damaging elements. While a full detail would be ideal, getting the exterior thoroughly cleaned will go a long way towards preventing cosmetic damage.

Tire Maintenance

The fact that the colder winter months do a devastating number on tires is often understated. If you are driving with all-season tires, they may have suffered from cracks and other types of ruin due to the lower temperatures. As a safety precaution, have a mechanic assess their state, rotate them, and replenish the air pressure.

Battery Checks

Because they have to work extra hard cold temperatures, having a battery give out within the early days of spring is pretty common. To avoid getting stranded at an inconvenient moment, take the battery to a trusted mechanic or auto part shop to get it tested and replaced if needed.

Refill Fluids

Maintaining routine fluid checks should be a season-round practice, but it makes the most difference following wintertime. An oil change should be the first order of business as oil is key to a vehicle's internal maintenance. Then, you should draw your attention towards the compartments that contain brake fluid, coolant, and power steering fluid. If any of these areas are lacking, restore them immediately.


Drivers often make the mistake of getting an inspection only when it's mandatory. However, getting a vehicle inspected can alert you of any silent or unknown issues that can lead to bigger problems in the future.

Get Ready for the Spring with Service from Hassett Subaru, Serving Long Island

Traveling through seasons without the necessary maintenance can lead to a devastating ending. Ensure a smooth transition into spring by getting your Subaru serviced at Hassett Subaru in Wantagh. We use only genuine Subaru OEM parts, so you know your vehicle is in the best hands.

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