Giving Thanks to Your Car
Your car is more than what gets you from point A to point B, it often serves as your on-the-go office, restaurant, daycare center and all-around most important thing you need to get to the places and people you love. As the holiday season gets in full swing, we’re dedicating this blog to telling you how to give thanks to your best friend on wheels. Read on for our top tips for showing your car extra TLC:
Professional Interior Car Detailing: No matter how careful you are, the interior of your car will still get dirty. Door handles get sticky, dirt gets ground into the floor mats and everything smells vaguely of the coffee you spilled weeks ago.
Having your car professionally detailed to take care of these issues is about more than just making it look nice (though it does that too!). In fact, proper cleaning can:
- Reduce wear and tear on leather seats
- Ensure all mechanisms are working well and not clogged with dirt or sticky things
- Identify wear issues before they get worse
This is why car detailing is a regular item on our personal to-do lists for the whole team at Lebanon Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram dealership.
Professionally Washed Exterior: Don’t forget the outside of your car while you’re contemplating detailing the interior. While it can be tempting to do this on your own, you and your car can both benefit from a professional car washing. Not only will you save time and reduce water waste (yes, washing your car at home often uses more water than a professional cleaning!), you’ll also get a better clean that lasts longer. Regular washing at least once a week ensures you won’t compromise your driving ability with a dirty windshield, or risk damage to your paint job due to caked on dirt, salt and the hundred other things you can pick up on the road.
Ensure Proper Tire Inflation: With our busy schedules, it can be easy to neglect the basic, regular maintenance items our cars need to continue getting us to all the places we have to go. While there are dozens of things you can do to keep on top of preventative car maintenance, one of the most often overlooked is tire inflation. Checking your tires once a month not only gives thanks to your car, it keeps you safer by preventing unexpected blowouts and even improves your fuel economy!