How to Spring Clean Your Car

Spring Clean Your Car

Now that spring is blooming here in Ohio, it is time to freshen up your life. While many of us choose to do some spring cleaning in our houses, you don’t want to forget your car. Here are a few tips on how to spring clean your car.

  • Clean your vents

    You can see all the dust gathering in your air vents, but how do you reach it? Use foam art brushes to squeeze through the gaps and brush away all the dirt and dust.

  • Shine your hubcaps.

    After this long winter, your hubcaps are probably covered in grime and scratches. Use bleach powder mixed with some water to buff your hubcaps back to their like-new appearance.

  • Defog your headlights.

    Over time, the plastic coverings on your headlights can start to appear foggy. Rub toothpaste all over them, let it sit for about 10 minutes, and clean it off with water.

  • Clean your seats.

    If you have cloth upholstery, use an upholstery cleaner to tackle any ground in stains. In addition, if your furry friends every takes a ride with you, they likely leave some hair behind. To get it off of your seats, mist your seats with water and use a squeegee to collect the hairs.

If your car needs a little bit more help to make it through spring, come see the service specialists at Bob Ross Buick GMC.

Three Hacks for Winter Driving

Hacks for Winter Driving

Since “it’s cold outside” isn’t enough of an excuse to stay home from work, it’s helpful to have a few tricks up your sleeve to make the ride to work easier. These hacks for winter driving from Bob Ross Buick GMC will help make your commute as simple and safe as possible—even when you’re driving through a winter wonderland.

 Protect Your Wipers

Windshield wipers are very important, especially in the winter. But send them for a few passes over an icy windshield, and they could get damaged and stop working as well, which means you’re left with poor visibility. Keep this from happening by lifting your windshield wipers up when snow or ice is expected. You can even use an extra pair of socks to cover the wiper blades and protect them from precipitation so they’ll be ready to go.

DIY De-Icer

You can buy products that will melt away the frost and ice from your windshield, but these are sometimes a little pricey and also filled with chemicals. Make a natural, and inexpensive version of this tool yourself by mixing three parts vinegar with one part water into a spray bottle.

Brush Your Headlights

Ok, so you don’t have to use a toothbrush. But adding some toothpaste to your headlights and rinsing it off with warm water is a great way to give them a good washing. Cleaner headlights means better visibility for you and other drivers, which is always a good thing.

Winter Driving Tips

Winter Driving Tips - Bob Ross

The winter season is quickly approaching which means now is the time to prepare for the harsh weather. Ohio isn’t exactly kind during winter, so proper preparation is an absolute necessity. We here at Bob Ross Buick GMC have a few winter driving tips to help you stay out of trouble this coming season.

Create an Emergency Kit

Properly preparing for the winter season means you’ll need to have an emergency kit at the ready. Keeping your kit stocked with bandages, nonperishable food, blankets, extra clothes, and a flashlight with extra batteries can help you stay comfortable while you wait for help to arrive.

Keep Up With Maintenance

Getting your car ready for winter means doing more than just washing it and cleaning the interior. Performing routine maintenance is essential to keep your car on the road all winter long. Fresh oil is a necessity to keep your vehicle’s engine operating at peak performance and efficiency. You should also have a technician inspect your vehicle for potential problems as cold weather will only make them worse. It wouldn’t hurt to check the battery’s charge and replace it as needed.

Watch the Weather Forecast

Knowledge is power which makes keeping up with the local weather forecast an absolute necessity. Knowing what to expect while on the road can help you take the proper precautions or avoid going out on the road when inclement weather is on the way.