How to Tune Your Car for Spring

Service Technician changing the oil on a vehicle


The long winter months can take a toll on your MINI Cooper, so a spring tune-up is a great way to ensure that your vehicle is safely prepared for the change in weather. This guide from the service team at MINI of Warwick will show you how to tune your car for spring, so you can take to the roads in and around Providence, RI confident that your vehicle is in top condition. If you preferred to have our expert technicians provide you with a spring tune-up, schedule an appointment with us today! 

1. Spring Clean Your Car

Freezing temperatures, mud, slush, and road salt can have your car looking pretty ragged. As the temperatures start to warm up, you should wash and wax your vehicle. This will not only have your MINI Cooper looking great on Cranston, RI roads, but it will also help to protect the paint and actually improve fuel efficiency, since a clean car is more aerodynamic than a dirty car. When you spring-clean your car you should also clean and vacuum the interior, as a lot of grime and debris has no doubt been tracked in during the winter. If you need to clean leather seating, take care to use the proper cleaning products.

2. Check Your Tires

Snow, slush, and ice are especially hard on car tires, so you should check your tire tread for signs of excessive wear. You may be due for a tire rotation, which will help to ensure even tread wear. Also, check to make sure that your tires are carrying the right amount of pressure. Do you have winter tires on your car? If so, it’s time to swap them out for summer tires. The technicians in our Tire Center can help.

3. Replace Wiper Blades and Fluids

Rain, snow, and ice will punish your windshield wipers. If your wipers are leaving streaks, you’ll want to get them replaced. You can pick up the right set of wiper blades for your MINI Cooper at our Parts Center in Warwick. You should also check your windshield wiper fluid and refill the reservoir if needed. 

4. Check Your Car Battery

Car batteries can be adversely affected by the freezing temperatures we get in the Newport, RI area. After every winter, it’s important to have battery power levels checked. We provide professional battery service at MINI of Warwick and our certified technicians are available to inspect your battery or replace it if needed.

5. Change Your Oil

After the harsh winter, it’s quite possible that the motor oil has deteriorated, so spring is the ideal time to get an oil change. At MINI of Warwick, we’ll change the oil, replace the oil filter, check the level of the other fluids in your vehicle, and get you safely back on the road with as little downtime as possible.

Get a Spring Tune-Up for Your MINI Cooper Today at MINI of Warwick!

Ready for a spring tune-up? Take advantage of our service specials to get discounts on everything from oil changes to tire rotation. MINI of Warwick is here to help you keep up to date with your MINI Cooper maintenance schedule. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to our service team if you have any questions.

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