Auto Care Tips

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.

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