It might be hard to believe, but spring is finally here. You can even see signs of trees and flowers blooming. During this time, many of us like to clean out and open up our houses for some spring cleaning. While you’re doing this, don’t forget to get your Kia prepped for spring.
Wash Your Kia
The first thing you need to do is wash your Kia. All the
snow, ice, and road salt have probably made your car look somewhat dirty. A
thorough wash, including the undercarriage, will wash away all that winter
grime. Finish it off with a fresh coat of wax.
Inspect Your Tires
Did you make the switch to winter tires? If so, it is time
to put your all weather set back on. In either case, look over your tires and
check for signs of uneven wear or low tread. Potholes can cause your tires to
get out of alignment.
Get New Wipers
Every six to 12 months, you need a new set of windshield
wiper blades. If yours are stuttering, leave streaks, or just not clearing your
windows very well, it is past time for a new set.
You can find all the gear you need to prepare your Kia car
for spring here at Jack Miller Kia Parts.
Removing ice from your windshield is a pain. Unfortunately, when you live in a place like Missouri where winters are always snowy and icy, it’s something you have to deal with regularly. Thankfully, there are some tricks to the process that can make it easier and quicker so you can be on your way with your morning commute.
If possible, start your car 10 to 15 minutes before you plan to leave. This
will give it a chance to warm up enough that it can blow warm air to help
defrost the windshield.
If you’re in a pinch, you can take a cue from
the effectiveness of road salts and mix a tablespoon of road salt with a cup of
water in a spray bottle. However, this mixture should be used sparingly, and
should be washed off thoroughly after each use. Another option is to mix two
parts rubbing alcohol to one part water. Spray this on to help melt the ice on
Store Bought De-Icer
You can find effective, pre-made de-icers at any auto parts store. With these, all you’ll need to do is spray and watch as the ice melts away. Use a brush or scraper to help remove the loose ice pieces from the windshield.
If you’re looking for other tips on how to clear the ice away from your car, visit Jack Miller Kia Parts.