Get Your Car Summer Ready
The winter months are really hard on your car’s exterior. Even though Tulsa Oklahoma winters are often fairly mild when compared to northern states, the moisture in the air and chemicals on the road can cause damage on your car. Spring in Tulsa and Sand Springs Oklahoma can be just as bad. The heavy rains and strong winds wreak havoc on a paint job. Pot holes can cause extensive repair work. Now that the weather is getting nice, get your car in shape for summer with these tips:
When you’re spring cleaning your house, take an hour to spring clean your car. Gather up all the trash and vacuum the interior. Get between and under the seats. Don’t forget the trunk. Wipe down the dashboard and steering wheel. says to use a household cleaner designed for the material. When you clean the glass, use an ammonia-free product so that you don’t damage the tint or other coating. Give your car a wash and wax. But don’t stop there:
- Check all the fluids or have the oil changed and let your mechanic handle it. Inspect your air filter and consider changing it, depending on when it was last changed.
- Change the windshield wiper blades. Ice and snow can wear the rubber down quickly. You should have a fresh set for the spring and summer rains.
- Check your tire pressure and treads. You should do this monthly, but make sure to do it now. You may want to check the lug nuts to make sure they’re tight. Wash the wheels and hub caps to get any chemicals off to prevent corrosion or rust.
- Check your engine for leaves or debris that might have accumulated. You might want to consider getting the engine professionally cleaned.
Auto Body Damage
Weather-related accidents in the winter can really make a dent in your car’s value. Damaged bumpers or dents in the car can be repaired at Battman Collision Repair to keep your car looking great and to maintain its value.
If your car’s appearance is looking drab after being out in the cold all winter, a new paint job can restore it. We offer auto painting and custom pinstriping to give your car a new look without the expense of a brand-new purchase. On steel and aluminum panels, we can remove dents and dings without having to paint over it.
We can also check for rust damage and make repairs before the spots get worse. Even if you didn’t drive when the roads were salted or covered with chemicals, the moisture in the air can cause rust to form in vulnerable places on your vehicle. The quicker you deal with rust, the less damage you’ll experience.
Make an Appointment for Auto Body Repair
Our professional technicians are here to help find solutions to your auto body needs. We offer restoration and repairs for all types of vehicle problems. Don’t let auto body damage hurt the value of your car. Bring it to us. We’ll work quickly to get you back in your car and to your routine.