How to Drive Safely During the Winter Season
If you do need to drive during the winter season, be sure to keep in mind the following tips for your safety.
- Drive on paved streets only as much as possible.
- Make sure to have proper tire chains installed.
- Be at a minimum speed.
- Keep your lights clean, and turn them on when necessary to increase visibility.
- Keep your windshield clean.
- Never use cruise control.
How You Should Wash Your Car
To properly maintain the beauty of your vehicle, here are some things that you must be reminded of every time.
- Do not wait for dirt, grime, and other muck to build up.
- Wash your car in the shade. Stay away from direct heat as much as possible.
- Rinse your vehicle thoroughly to remove all suds.
- Use carwash detergent ONLY and apply it to your car using a wool mitt or sponge.
- Use wheel cleaners that are suitable for your wheels.
- Wash and rinse in sections.
- Always rinse your sponge or wool mitt every time you wipe the vehicle.
- NEVER let the vehicle dry off on its own. Use a dry, gentle towel.
How to Clean Your Engine
A clean engine ensures a well-maintained car. Here are some ways that you can keep it in tiptop shape.
- Find a high-quality engine degreaser. A household degreaser works well, too.
- Place/park your car in an area where runoff does not enter the drain.
- If heavily soiled, let your car run for a minute.
- Remove the terminal cables one the battery.
- All electrical components must be carefully covered in plastic.
- Remove/wipe off dust/grime from the engine.
- Clean your engine with a soft bristled brush.
- Do not forget to clean the engine block.
- Rinse your engine with water. Be careful not to touch the electrical parts.
- Let the engine dry and DO NOT turn it on.
- After drying, remove all plastic covers and put back everything you removed.