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How to Keep Your Car Looking (& Running) Like New

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There's something undeniably satisfying about owning a vehicle that looks and runs like new. While wear and tear are inevitable, there are steps you can take to ensure your car, SUV, or truck maintains its charm and performance for years to come.

Exterior Car Care Tips

  • Regular Washing:

Regularly washing your car not only keeps it looking fresh but also helps protect the paint and finish from contaminants like dirt, dust, and road grime. Use a pH-neutral car shampoo and a soft sponge or microfiber cloth to avoid scratches.

  • Waxing:

After washing, apply a layer of wax to protect your car's paint and give it a glossy shine. Waxing helps prevent fading, oxidation, and damage from UV rays and environmental elements. Aim to wax your car every three to four months.

Interior Care Tips:

  • Vacuuming:

A good vehicle owner will vacuum the interior to remove dust, dirt, and debris. You are welcome to use a soft brush attachment to clean hard-to-reach areas and crevices. Vacuuming helps prevent dirt from settling into the upholstery and carpets.

  • Upholstery and Carpet Cleaning:

Please remember to treat any stains on your seats or carpets promptly. 

General Maintenance Tips:

  • Regular Servicing:

Follow your car manufacturer's recommended maintenance schedule for oil changes, fluid checks, filter replacements, and other vital inspections. Your automaker always knows best!

  • Tire Maintenance:

Maintain proper tire pressure and rotate your tires regularly to ensure even wear. Next, you should check the tread depth periodically and know when to replace the tires

  • Fluid Checks:

You should always check and top up your vehicle's essential fluids, such as engine oil, coolant, brake fluid, and windshield washer fluid. Low or contaminated fluids can cause performance issues and potential damage to your vehicle's components.

By following these tips, you can keep your car looking and running like new for years to come. Remember, a little care and maintenance go a long way in preserving your prized possession. Please turn to the experts at Oswald Service Inc for all your automotive needs!