CAR CLEANING TIPS FOR YOUR CHEVROLET
Many of us enjoy the look and feel of a new car that we recently purchased. However, keeping your vehicle pristine inside and out does take a little bit of work. Fortunately, it’s relatively simple to keep your car looking great. All you need is a few necessary materials, a little bit of time, and a beautiful day outside. Here are a few tips you can use at home right from the experts at Cumming Chevrolet!
Removing Carpet Stains From Your Car
It happens to the best of us. Whether it’s spilled coffee on the way to work or a spill from one of the kid’s juice boxes, stains are a part of life. Luckily, there are a few tried and trusted ways to remove even the most stubborn of stains. For coffee spills, glass cleaner can be an effective remedy that you can spray on the affected area, then wipe clean with an absorbent paper towel. If you have difficulty removing grime on your seats, try mixing vinegar and baking soda and letting the solution sit for at least 20 minutes. Then wipe it clean with a cloth.
How To Wash Your Car The Right Way
Washing the exterior of your vehicle correctly can make it look you’ve had help from a professional. Here are the right steps to take:
Start by spraying hard to remove spots from bird droppings or dead bugs.
Rinse your entire vehicle before you begin to wash it, then clean starting from the top. Don’t forget to clean each wheel one at a time.
Use two buckets to wash your car. One can be used for rinsing and the other for your cleaning solution.
For best results, wash your car, rinse, and wash it a second time to ensure that no spots are left behind.
Use a microfiber cloth to dry your car, then apply a coat of wax.
Tips For Vacuuming Your Car
Nothing can be more frustrating than seeing your precious interior turn into an abyss. Be sure to look under your seats and the mats for any large items that could potentially clog your vacuum before you begin. Remove your mats first, and you’ll be surprised to see how much dirt is underneath them. You can vacuum them separately outside your car. Don’t hesitate to change the attachments as necessary, and be sure to get in between cushions and on your dashboard. Finally, don’t neglect your trunk. It’s often the home of leaves, dirt, and grass that has accumulated for months.
Get Your Trunk Organized
Our team from Cumming Chevrolet often shares with our customers how they can organize fuel efficiency. One of the best things you can start with is to clean out the mess in your trunk. The more stuff you have in there, the more often you’ll be filling up at the pump. Consider removing heavy items and invest in some organizers so you can find things a little easier. Of course, you’ll want to have access to emergency roadside equipment, but having a clutter-free trunk will save you more money.
Restore Your Headlights
The end of summer means it will get darker earlier, and you’ll rely on excellent visibility as the sun starts to set. Discolored headlights can significantly diminish your ability to see clearly on a dark road, and you don’t want to put yourself at risk. You can use an abrasive material like whitening toothpaste and baking soda. First, smear a layer on your headlights, then scrub in a circular motion with a brush. You’ll then need to rinse with water and wipe clean with a cloth. This process may need to be repeated several times for the best results.
Make Your Car Smell Great
Your car’s fresh scent can seem to dissipate after a little while, and it can become challenging to restore a pleasant smell. Here are a few things you can try, especially if you have pets.
Sprinkle baking soda along your seats and on the floor and let it sit for about 30 minutes before you vacuum it up.
Open a box of dryer sheets and place some under the car seats.
Rubber mats should get cleaned about once a month. They tend to hold unwanted smells from the in and out traction of your shoes.
Call Cumming Chevrolet For All Your Automotive Needs
It’s important to realize that keeping your Chevy clean is an integral part of your vehicle’s maintenance. You can do your part to keep it looking great, and we can help to make sure it’s running the way it should be. Today, you can get in touch with us for a service appointment by giving us a call or making your request online.