Spring Cleaning … Wash Your Car
Washing your car isn’t just about keeping it “looking and pretty,” although that’s a perk.
Keeping your car clean can prevent auto body rust, keep parts for corroding and wearing out early, and can, dull your paint finish. Spring flowers and plants produce pollen, trees begin producing sap, and the bugs are out. Pollen, tree sap and bug splatter can also quickly ruin your car’s paint job.
When washing your car, we suggest the following:
- Rinse your car thoroughly before using any cloth or brush which can scratch the surface
- It’s a good idea to rinse off the underneath of your car often.
- Use three buckets of water. One with your cleaner and water, one to rinse your sponge in, and the third specifically for your tires and wheels.
- Use clean water to wash your car. Replace the water often if you find it getting dirty.
- Start washing from the top down. This allows fine particles to run off the car quickly.
- Wash your tires and wheels last. They hold a lot of grease and grime. You don’t want to have your sponge or cloth full of contaminants that can scratch your paint or dull the surface.
- Wash your headlights well. They can become scratched and yellow over time, and washing them regularly can help keep them clear bright longer.
Once you’ve washed your car, apply a coat of wax, and a finish UV protector coat. It will help keep your car looking new, and protect it from harmful UV rays that can dull the shine and destroy the factory clear coat.
Don’t forget, since you’re cleaning, your car’s air filter collects more airborne particles, causing your car to become less efficient. It’s a good idea to clean or replace your air filter often to allow your car’s engine to breath.
Auto Repair 21108 - Little Known Ways to Improve Fuel Economy
There is not a single driver among us who would not prefer to spend less money at the fuel pump. People are becoming more aware of the many simple and cost effective ways that they can improve their fuel economy. However, what do you say to people who are already familiar with the basics? Fortunately, there are many little known ways that you can improve your gas mileage.Auto Repair 21108Just about everyone knows that if you want to save gas, you need to drive slower. Aft
Auto Repair 21108 - Does Tire Pressure Affect My Gas Mileage?
Make a point to check your tire pressure regularly. Even though many newer cars have tire pressure sensors, it’s still a good idea to check the pressure every few weeks with a pressure gauge. Sensors can go bad, or sometimes your tire pressure is within tolerance, so you won’t know if the pressure has changed.
Checking it regularly gives you the opportunity to:
inspect your tires visually for any possible damage to the sidewall or punctures in the tread
inspect for signs of wear, dry-rotting,
Auto Repair Millersville 21108 – Why is My ABS Light On?
Your car’s ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) shares some systems with the cars traction control system. If the ABS light comes on, there’s a malfunction in the braking or traction control system. For your safety, you should have it checked immediately.
Some reasons the light may come on include:
Broken wheel speed sensorLow brake fluidThe ABS module is malfunctioningIssues with the traction control systemSystem has been turned offOur professional staff of auto technicians are trained to find and re