Spruce Up Your Auto for Spring during National Car Care Month

As you are doing your spring cleaning, don’t forget about your “second home”—your car. In 2010, it was estimated that the average American spends 72 minutes per day in their car—that makes up 290 hours per year. But despite the frequency with which our cars get used, often we forget to pamper our cars both inside and outside. The dawn of spring and the celebration of National Car Care month in April is the ideal time to provide much-needed TLC to our vehicles.

If you live in a part of the country that deals with snow, salt, and/or sand during the winter, you will want to clean that grime off the exterior. Don’t forget the tires and underside of the car. Although you can go to a car wash, many people prefer to do a hand wash instead. Since I live in the Midwest, I often hold off on car washes until the spring to get rid of the salt, dirt, and snow residue.

April showers may call for a change in your windshield wiper blades, particularly if they are older or sustained damage during the winter (as mine did). If you have a van, don’t forget to change the wiper in the back. While you are in the cleaning mood, save yourself some money by detailing the interior of the car. Armed with some cleaning supplies, a vacuum, and a garbage receptacle, you can freshen up the inside of your vehicle and make it look like new. If you are really ambitious, you may consider shampooing the carpeting and pulling out the mats to clean or replace them.

Everyone loves a car that looks good, but let’s not forget the whole purpose of a vehicle—to transport you from point A to B. Car maintenance should be a year-round process, but spring is a great time to get an oil change, switch out your air filter, rotate or replace your tires, replace a battery, or get a tune-up. You may also want to service your AC in anticipation of summer’s warm temperatures.

As you think about sprucing up your car this spring, you can feel assured that FreeShipping.com will offer you savings on all of the supplies that you need. When I require supplies for our cars, my first stop is AutoZone. We were there recently to purchase new windshield wipers. AutoZone offers a huge selection of everything auto-related at reasonable prices. Their website makes it simple to search for and order parts from home, whether you need replacement parts, accessories, tools and equipment, fluids and chemicals, or performance parts. Their Repair Help section can provide you with the assistance that you need when completing DIY auto projects, and their Hot Deals will provide local deals to keep your budget in check. Exclusive FreeShipping.com Deal for AutoZone.com: Free shipping by rebate with NO MINIMUM purchase required.

If new tires are on your shopping list, you can shop from the comfort of your home with no shipping costs at Discount Tire/America’s Tire. They have been “America’s largest independent tire dealer since 1960.” If you prefer to shop online, you can enter in your vehicle information, browse Discount Tire’s huge selection of tires and wheels, and set up an appointment at your local store location, all without a credit card. You can also make an appointment online for tire rotation, flat repair, balancing or other services. Find out about tire care, safety, and efficiency, ways that you can save on tires, and how to purchase the proper tires in Discount Tire’s Info Center. Try out different wheel styles on your car using their Interactive Wheel System—enter your car information, even down to the paint color, and see what the wheels will actually look like. Though you can order tires online from other retailers, Discount Tire allows you to reserve them online, avoid shipping costs, and have them installed to ensure maximum ease and minimum expense. Exclusive FreeShipping.com Deal for DiscountTire.com: Free shipping by rebate with NO MINIMUM purchase required. 

With spring’s sunnier, longer days and warmer temperatures, there is no reason to avoid giving your vehicle the extra attention it deserves. Start your project by visiting FreeShipping.com for ultimate savings and selection.

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