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How to Prepare Your Car for Spring

How to Prepare Your Car for Spring

Winter can be rough on cars. As the weather warms up around the country, why not take advantage and get your ride ready for spring? Here are some tips and tricks to help you along the way:

Get your car washed and detailed

Deep clean your car inside and out. Vacuuming, shampooing, and treating leather and plastic surfaces should all be on your list. (As well as getting dirt and grime out of hard to reach places!) If you have the time to spare, do it yourself or consider hiring a professional to get your ride as close to showroom-ready as possible. Also, clean out your glove compartment and make sure your important documents are within reach.

Check your tires

Winter weather means one thing for roads: potholes. Potholes can cause wear and tear on your tires and worn tires are dangerous. Spend some time making sure your tires are up-to-date and that you switch back to regular rubber if you use snow tires. Make sure that you have a good enough spare that is easy to get to in case of a roadside emergency.

Check your oil

The shift of seasons is always a great time to check your engine oil. Check out BluePrint Engines’ 10w30 engine oil or our break-in crate engine oil formulated specifically to meet wear and contaminate concerns.

Check your fuel

When was the last time you got a fresh 91 octane fill up? Fuel loses its octane while sitting over the winter. If it’s too low, it can cause detonation.

Update your emergency kit

Every car should have the essentials in an emergency kit, but if you’ve gotten into it a few times this season, it’s time to update and replenish. Make sure to replace any old flashlight batteries and add anything else that you think you may need like bottled water, cell phone chargers, or utility knives.

Buy new floor mats

Winter is especially hard on floor mats and if you have cheap ones, they probably won’t last another season. Invest in a set that’s custom-fit or made of rubber. They are easier to clean and don’t allow dirt or water to touch your car’s carpeting.

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BluePrint Engines Interviewed in Power Automedia Video

BluePrint Engines Interviewed in Power Automedia Video

BluePrint Engines representatives spoke to Power Automedia during the 2017 Performance Racing Industry (PRI) show about the difference between regular oil and break-in oil and why it's important.

The BluePrint engines booth at PRI displayed a 632-cubic inch crate engine, BluePrint Engines block castings, and cylinder heads, as well as their newly released break-in and service oils.

Street Muscle Magazine, a publication that features the latest news in hot rod racing, shared the interview with BluePrint Engines about how to protect your engine.

Watch the full video on the Street Muscle Magazine website.

 

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BluePrint Engines Features Engines, New Break-In Oils at Annual PRI Trade Show

BluePrint Engines Features Engines, New Break-In Oils at Annual PRI Trade Show

BluePrint Engines experienced more than just questions about crate engines and break-in oil at the annual Performance Racing Industry (PRI) trade show in Indianapolis this week.

“Our booth was set up right next to the entrance, so we got stampeded when the floodgates opened,” joked Shawn Sterling, President of BluePrint Engines. 

Drawing in a crowd from more than 70 countries and all 50 states, PRI is the world’s largest racing trade show. Annually, more than 1,000 companies come together to display the latest advances in racing products and race engineering.

Andrew Obermeier, a product specialist for BluePrint Engines said that there was a lot of interest in their engines from the show participants.

“This has overall been a great show for us. We go to PRI every year and it’s a very racing-oriented show. It’s always fun to see the hardcore racing enthusiasts here,” said Obermeier.

The BluePrint engines booth displayed a 632-cubic inch crate engine, BluePrint Engines block castings and cylinder heads, as well as their newly released break-in and service oils.

Obermeier said that having all of those components in the BluePrint booth really helps them make sure that customers have the right information to make an educated purchase.

“Our role is to meet the customers face-to-face and to answer any and all questions. A lot of people have come to both us this weekend with questions about buying the right crate engine, so it’s nice to have that interaction to help them make the right choice,” he said. 

BluePrint Engines is headed to Arizona for the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction January 13-21, 2018. You can find more event and ticket information on the Barrett-Jackson website.

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