Tri County Collision Center
by admin, March 30, 2021, Uncategorized
The beginning of a new season is always exciting as people anticipate the change in weather, daily routine and new social activities that often lie ahead. At this time of year, it also prompts us to dust away the cobwebs with some spring-cleaning. Although we may dread the annual cleaning procedure, it feels so good to start fresh and clutter-free for the spring season. As we clean out our offices, homes, and cars, I have some tips on the top five ways to spring-clean your automobile.
1. Clean Under the Cloth Floor Mats
The easy and obvious thing is to hose off the rubber floor mats in a vehicle. Many people also vacuum and clean the cloth mats that rest under the rubber mats. But very few people take the time to lift up the cloth floor mats and clean underneath them. This is a shame, because under the cloth floor mats is where a lot of salt, dirt and gravel collects. If you’ve never lifted up the cloth floor mats in your car before, give it a try. It is important to clean under the cloth mats as the salt and bits of gravel that collect there can eventually work through the mat and corrode the body of the vehicle. Clean under the cloth mats and you’ll be doing yourself a huge favor.
2. Wash the Headlights and Taillights
Few things on a car get as dirty during the winter as the headlights and taillights. Come spring, the headlights and taillights on most vehicles are pretty filthy and foggy. Yet, most motorists pay little attention to them. As long as the lights are on and a bulb isn’t burnt out, we don’t worry about them. Yet headlights and taillights are extremely important in terms of visibility at night, and for safety. Taking a warm, damp cloth and giving the headlights on the front of the car and the taillights on the back a wipe in spring can do wonders.
3. Remove the Winter Tires
This might seem like a no-brainer, but plenty of people leave the winter tires on their car all year long. But it can be extremely dangerous to drive on winter tires in the spring and summer. The tread on the winter tires will wear down quickly and make the tires practically useless when winter rolls around again. Also, winter tires do not grip the roads well when they are dry and clear of snow and ice. Taking the tires off yourself or having them taken off and stored at a garage is a good idea.
4. Clean Out the Trunk
A lot of stuff can accumulate in the trunk of a vehicle during the winter. From ice scrapers and snow brushes to empty windshield washer fluid bottles and old blankets, there can be a ton of things in the trunk of a car. Best to clear all this stuff out. But be sure and give the trunk a good vacuum as part of this transition.
5. Wax the Car’s Exterior
It’s good to wash the exterior of a car and get the corrosive salt off the body. But it is also advisable to wax the exterior of a car. We’re not advocating that people always wax the outside of their car. But doing it once or twice a year—particularly in spring—is a good idea. Wax, after all, has many benefits. It seals the paint, adds a shiny coat, and repels water beads—getting rid of problematic water spots in the process.
Contact Tri County Collision Center’s ASE / I-CAR® GOLD certified technicians today to learn more about our auto painting services.
We are located in Southampton, PA. Conveniently located near PA turnpike, route 95 and Street Road, County Line Road and Second Street Pike.
Tri County Collision Center
995 Jaymor Road
Southampton, PA 18966
Hours: Monday-Friday 8am-6pm, Saturday By Appointment Only
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