Love Your Car

9 02 2012

Dale BertramWe spend a lot of time in our cars!  When customers bring in their cars for service they are always anxious to know how long we need to service and repair it because they need it!  92% of us in the USA say we just don’t want our cars…we need our cars!

Judging from the amount of clothing, fast food bags and wrappers, calculators, laptops, notebooks, pens, recharging devices, sports equipment, books, and other items we haul around in our vehicles, we depend on our cars to be our home away from home!  We carry everything in our cars (or so it seems) but the kitchen sink and I’ve seen that in cars too!

This Valentine’s Day let’s not forget about how much we depend on our vehicles.  Here are few things to do to show your car a little love:

  • Remove trash!  Don’t forget to recycle!
  • Vacuum the floors (don’t forget the trunk!).
  • Clean the upholstery, console, dashboard and all other inside surfaces.
  • Wash the windows inside and out.
  • Wash the exterior and don’t forget the wax!
  • Make sure it is up to date on all its services.
  • Check those wiper blades!  If they need to be replaced do so as you need them to work properly and you don’t want them to scratch the window glass!

While you are cleaning your vehicle don’t forget to lighten its load!  We burn 2% more fuel for every 100 pounds of extra weight we carry in our vehicles!  Do you really need four spare tires in your car?  Do you need three jacks?  How about that heavy tool box?  When you are finished with the luggage rack on top, take it down until you need it.  Wind resistance uses more fuel too!

It is easy to take our cars for granted.  We are so used to them getting us where we need to be and back again.  This Valentine’s Day, take time to show it a little appreciation.

Happy Motoring,

 

 

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