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Fun Outdoor Activities for the Whole Family in Spring

Stumped on what to do for fun outdoor activities in the spring? Check these out!

Fun Outdoor Activities - Wantagh Mazda - Wantagh, NYHiking and a Picnic: When spring begins, plants and trees start to bud bright green! Enjoy the awakening of nature with a day out hiking nearby trails and finish up with a nice picnic.

Backyard Camping: If you don’t want to go all the way to the park or you have little ones, pitching a tent and camping in your own backyard can be a fun alternative.

Start a Garden: Want to teach your kids patience and responsibility? Beginning a garden with some simple, easy plants is a great, stress-free way to do so—and you get to reap rewards at the end of the summer when your harvest comes in!

Fly a Kite: This is a nostalgic way to spend a windy but warm afternoon. Take the family and a kite or two down to the park or even just to your own driveway and catch the wind.

Sidewalk Chalk: Another old-school favorite is to draw pictures in the street or sidewalk with sidewalk chalk! Just make sure to check neighborhood rules so you don’t get in trouble for vandalism.

Storm-Watching: Okay, so this doesn’t really involve going outside, but if you have a covered balcony, patio, or front porch, it’s nice to get a mug of hot cocoa and watch the rain.

Hopefully we at Wantagh Mazda have given you some cool ideas for fun outdoor activities for the whole family.

How to Get Your Car Ready for Spring

Woman cleaning her car

 

We don’t want to get too excited about the weather warming up, but spring sure feels like it’s coming soon. Now is the perfect time to start thinking about getting your car ready for spring, so follow these easy tips!

Winter is harsh on your car, so a big part of getting ready for spring is cleaning up the mess winter left. Cleaning under your car is one of the most important things you can do, since built up slush and salt can stick and start to cause your car to rust, and it’s a spot we often forget to clean.

You’ll also want to clean the inside of the car out. Stepping in it with your wet, muddy shoes all winter has probably left it pretty grimy—wash or vacuum the carpets, clean off the seats, and scrub the inside of the windows and windshields.

Change your windshield wipers. You should do this about once a year, and they’ve just taken a serious beating. You’ll also want to switch back over to all-season blades if you have winter ones installed. Check the tire pressure and add or release air as necessary, since cold weather takes a toll on tire pressure.

Change your oil and top off any fluids that need it, since winter is rough on your engine and you may very well have lost some. And if you have questions or want to schedule post-winter service, we’re happy to help here at Wantagh Mazda!