Labor Day is here, and one of the best ways to take advantage of the long weekend is by paying some extra attention to your ride.
These four maintenance suggestions are easy, low-cost, and will keep your car looking like new.
Look for Scratches
Take the time to walk around your car and inspect it from every angle. Look for scratches and determine whether you can repair them or need to have them repaired.
Remember: this is more than an obsession with good looks. Any scratch leaves your car vulnerable to rust, which in turn may cause serious damage to the structure of your vehicle
Wax Your Car
When you wax your car, you are creating a protective layer against all kinds of contaminants, from dust and grime to UV rays.
The long weekend offers the perfect occasion to wear some comfortable clothes, play your favorite music, and take your sweet time waxing your ride.
Show Some Love to Your Car’s Interior
Surely, you want your car to be more than a pretty exterior. After all, you and your family spend many hours in your car, so it makes sense to keep it as clean and comfortable as possible.
This Labor Day weekend, set aside some time to thoroughly vacuum your car. Then get a product specifically formulated for your type of interior (leather, vinyl, etc.) and give your upholstery a good scrub. The results will amaze you.
Make Sure You Have What You Need
Finally, review the items you keep in your car. From breakdowns to minor mishaps, you must be ready for all types of situations. Some of the things you may want to have at hand include:
- Basic repair tools
- Gloves and flashlight
- Trash bags
- Detailing spray
- Microfiber cloths
- Car jumpstarter
- Tire inflator
- First-aid kit
More Tips and Ideas
Keep your vehicle in mint condition with these posts that cover every aspect of the care and maintenance of your car.
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- Can fireworks damage your car’s paint?
- How to protect your car’s paint during summer
- How to clean your car’s dashboard
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