Kelly's Garage - Active Green and Ross - March 2014


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Our never ending winter looks like it is finally getting ready to end. Technically it is already spring but has yet to feel like it. As a result, I haven’t booked a huge number of car care clinics, but be sure to check out to see if a clinic is coming up in your area. I add them as they are booked. Please feel free to email me with questions. I try to always respond. However, if you ask me how much something should cost, I likely won’t be able to help you since that isn’t my area of expertise.

This month’s topic is “Getting your vehicle ready for spring”. I have a car that I store for the winter and I’m so excited because I am actually going to be taking it out of storage this weekend and might even get to drive it. In order for it to be ready to drive there are few things I need to do to it, like check my tire pressures! Read below for things you need to consider/take care of on your vehicle.
Happy Easter!






March 31, tune into 1010am radio at 10:25pm. I will be a guest of Gail VazOxlade talking about vehicle maintenance. If you don’t know of her, she is the host of “Til Debt do us Part” and “Princess”. Make sure you tune in!.

This month's topic: Spring into Spring with your vehicle

I know it doesn’t really feel like spring but any day now…we are going to be having beautiful weather and the birds will be chirping and the sun will be shining. Remember that we need to do a few things to get our vehicle ready for spring.


1. Winter Tire changeover/ tire pressure check

If you have winter tires on, then you might want to start thinking of making an appointment to get them taken off. (Remember +7 degrees Celsius is the magic temperature.) If you bought your tires and rims at Active Green and Ross, the changeovers are No-Charge. So book your appointment! If you don’t have winter tires on your vehicle then you should be doing a tire pressure check. When was the last time you checked your tire pressures? (On average tires, lose 1 psi/month.) If you store your vehicle and are pulling it out of storage, make doubly sure to check those pressures.


2. Change your wiper blades.

Wiper blades are supposed to be changed twice a year. The cold weather will make the rubber brittle so that they won’t clear your windshield as well. So when you book your oil change ask for your wipers to be changed at the same time.


3. Clean the interior of your vehicle.

You can either make a production out of this or you can do a light clean, but either way, taking a bit of time to vacuum, wipe the dash and clean the windows will make you feel better. (You may not notice it but the inside of your windshield is probably starting to get a black film on it. Or, if you’re life me you have dog marks all over the side windows :))


4. Get a car wash!

You can either hand wash your vehicle in the driveway or go to a car wash. Either way, you want to get the salt off your vehicle. If you are feeling really energetic you could even wax your vehicle the old fashioned way, by hand!

Now your vehicle is ready for spring! One last thing you might want to do is check to see if your air conditioning is working. You don’t want to find out when it starts to get warm that your air conditioning isn’t working do you?


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