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Tips for keeping your car clean

Keeping your vehicle clean inside and out can pay big dividends when it comes to maintaining its long-term value. The non-profit Car Care Council suggests some simple steps to keep your vehicle clean and protect it from the elements so it retains its resale and trade-in value.



Declutter - Start the cleaning process by removing excess clutter from inside the car as it can be distracting and hazardous, especially when debris finds its way near the gas and brake pedals. Don't forget to clear out items that have accumulated in the trunk as they can add extra weight and reduce fuel efficiency.



Clean the Interior - The next step is to thoroughly clean the interior, wash the windows, and clean and install floor mats. Be sure to vacuum on a regular basis. A clean and orderly interior allows you to spot issues in the cabin so you can get them repaired before they get worse.



Wash the Exterior - Give the car a good wash from top to bottom using products specifically made for automobiles (not dish detergent). Always clean the tires and wheels before washing the body, and don't use the same washing mitt or cloth for both.



Wax Twice a Year - Waxing not only protects a vehicle's finish, but it also makes subsequent washing easier. Before proceeding, make sure there are no foreign particles on the paint. It is important to note that waxing should be done in the shade, not direct sunlight.



Fix Chips - If there is minor paint damage, cover the paint chips as quickly as possible to prevent further damage. For a quick fix until you can get paint touchup supplies, dab a little clear nail polish on the scratch.



Since many vehicles are sitting idle for long periods these days, it is important to remove the grime and sediment that can build up on the outside of the car to help prevent rust. It's also a good idea to wipe the dashboard, steering wheel, cup holders, door handles, vents and console with a quality, all-purpose automotive cleaner to disinfect the interior areas of the vehicle.



The non-profit Car Care Council is the source of information for the "Be Car Care Aware" consumer education campaign promoting the benefits of regular vehicle care, maintenance and repair to consumers. For the latest car care news, visit the council's online media room at Car Care Media. To order a free copy of the popular Car Care Guide, visit the council's consumer education website at Car Care Council.



Source: Car Care Council



what our customers say

These people are good .I had blow out last night on I 64.in VA. Didn't have no food. Jaime veron and his daughter brought me a food. and my tire was fixed by Paul.in no time. Thank you guys and GOD bless you
M
, 11/13/2021

I highly recommend Capital Fleet Services. Paul was very polite and showed up quickly, fixed the brake chamber and got me back on the road!
S
, 09/23/2021

Paul arrived on time and made the repair quickly. They did a good job diagnosing the issue, finding the parts and bringing the right parts.
J
, 09/22/2021

FOR ANYONE IN NEED OF HELP with light , medium or heavy duty vehicles this is the place. THERE SERVICE CREW IS MOBILE ..The tech's are always on point & they get the job done.. I can't say enough great things about this company they've saved my butt a few times now & they keep my trucks going..Thank you guys .. TRY THESE GUYS FIRST
L
, 09/18/2021

I had a truck broke down and he was running tight getting to his reload. Jaime got out to him, assessed what parts were needed to repair it. He ran across town, got them and returned and had my driver back on the road in less than two hours. By far he exceeded anything I could have expected and was very reasonable in his charges. Give him a call an I am sure you will be happy with the results. John Dickson BTI Special Commodities
J
, 08/25/2021

Quick response, always on time and deep technical prowess.
T
, 05/21/2021

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