4 Helpful Tips for Washing Your Car This Spring

Tips for Cleaning Your Car

Warmer spring weather in Paducah means it’s a great time to break out your bucket and shammy and polish up your ride. These tips for washing your car this spring will make sure that you’re sparkling when all is sud and done.

Cleaners

It’s a good idea to use products made specifically for washing cars when you get down to it. Cleaning products made for your kitchen or bathroom can damage your car’s paint or protective wax coating. Use a natural sponge or a mitt made of lamb’s wool to protect the surface.

Getting the Gunk Off

While you want to use a gentle cleaner on your car overall, you will need something stronger to remove the deposits you’ve picked up over the winter. A bug and tar remover will get rid of grease, rubber marks, and road tar easily. Use a soft cloth to protect your sponge.

Wheels and Tires

You should also use a different sponge or cloth to clean the wheels and tires. They pick up all kinds of debris from the road, such as small bits of gravel, which can scratch paint. You can use a product formulated for cleaning your type of wheels, but a mild soap will work, too. Check the label on the product or in your car’s owner’s manual for information.

Rinse Well

Rinse the car thoroughly before you begin to wash it and again when you are finished. Rinse the soap off from top to bottom, and then dry the vehicle with a chamois or some old, soft towels.

If your idea of spring cleaning is getting rid of your old ride, visit Chip Wynn Motors in Paducah, KY. We’ve got a great selection of used vehicles waiting to be shown off in the sunshine.

 

Check Out These New Year’s Resolutions for Your Car

Car Maintenance

In the New Year, we often make commitments to improve ourselves and achieve some goals. It is also a good time to make New Year’s resolutions for your car. Here are a few suggestions:

  • Keep up with maintenance—and learn to do it yourself: Regular car maintenance is the best way to keep your car performing optimally and safely. Stay on top of oil changes, tire rotations, and other routine maintenance. Better yet, learn to do it yourself and save some money! At the very least, you should know how to check tire pressure (and do it regularly), change a flat tire, change your oil, and jump start your car.
  • Keep it clean: Regularly wash and wax your car to preserve its exterior coat and prevent rust damage. You should also keep the inside clean to retain value and make your car more comfortable for you and your guests.
  • Drive efficiently: Protect the environment—and your wallet—by driving more efficiently. This means staying at the speed limit, accelerating slower, coasting to a red light instead of hard braking, and not idling your car. You can also remove junk from your trunk to reduce your vehicle’s overall weight and improve your fuel economy.

If you’re looking for a used or classic car to keep your New Year’s resolutions with, contact us at Chip Wynn Motors.