Seasonal Car Maintenance Basics

As winter finally draws to an end, it’s the perfect time to perform some seasonal car maintenance. Spring is a great time for a checkup, as harsh winter weather can often worsen common vehicle problems. Here are a few ways you can take care of your vehicle this spring.

 seasonal car maintenance

Get a car wash

Keeping your car clean isn’t just a matter of looking good. In fact, routinely washing your car can prevent rust damage to your car’s exterior as well as help make it easier to identify any new damages. And let’s face it, driving a clean car feels better, too.

Replace your wiper blades

We tend to use our windshield wipers a lot in the winter. And between the cold temperatures, frost, road salt, and ice, winter driving can really do a number on them. If your wiper blades are cracked, bent, or in any way damaged, it’s time to replace them.

Keep an eye on your tires

Colder temperatures during the winter can cause the air pressure in your tires to fluctuate greatly, so be sure to check your tires for proper pressure and alignment as spring gets underway. Take a look at your tire tread, too, and invest in new tires if the tread is worn down.

For an inspection or any other routine maintenance needs, give us a call or stop by Midwest Ford’s service department.

Ford’s Chariot Expansion

In the days of ride-sharing services, it’s hardly surprising that Ford would join in on the innovation. Ford’s Chariot is a shuttle service that makes commuting easier than ever.

Ford’s Chariot

Chariot is an intelligent and luxurious ride service that operates daily shuttles between workplaces and residential areas. It’s similar to a bus in its operation, but even more peaceful on the inside. Each shuttle is a 14-seat Ford Transit van, making for optimal comfort. Every van is equipped with a Wi-Fi hotspot, making it easy to stay connected even on your commute.

Chariot was initially founded in September 2016 and has since been expanded. In the past month, Chariot has expanded to Columbus, Ohio, and even across the pond to London! While it’s not in Kansas just yet, you can bet that Chariot’s services will continue to expand. But until that happens, we can always provide you with your own chariot here at Midwest Ford.

In fact, Ford recently announced a commitment to build an “open smart city platform.” Various transportation networks will be connected across cities and will begin crossing into each other. Ford is also looking into making self-driving cars available to various ride services, making for an advanced and transportation-friendly world.

If you’re looking for a new high-tech vehicle of your own, stop by Midwest Ford to take a look at our inventory.