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HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM ALL OF US AT CRABAPPLE AUTOMOTIVE!

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Tips for keeping your car clean

Keeping your vehicle clean inside and out can pay big dividends when it comes to maintaining its long-term value. The non-profit Car Care Council suggests some simple steps to keep your vehicle clean and protect it from the elements so it retains its resale and trade-in value.



Declutter - Start the cleaning process by removing excess clutter from inside the car as it can be distracting and hazardous, especially when debris finds its way near the gas and brake pedals. Don't forget to clear out items that have accumulated in the trunk as they can add extra weight and reduce fuel efficiency.



Clean the Interior - The next step is to thoroughly clean the interior, wash the windows, and clean and install floor mats. Be sure to vacuum on a regular basis. A clean and orderly interior allows you to spot issues in the cabin so you can get them repaired before they get worse.



Wash the Exterior - Give the car a good wash from top to bottom using products specifically made for automobiles (not dish detergent). Always clean the tires and wheels before washing the body, and don't use the same washing mitt or cloth for both.



Wax Twice a Year - Waxing not only protects a vehicle's finish, but it also makes subsequent washing easier. Before proceeding, make sure there are no foreign particles on the paint. It is important to note that waxing should be done in the shade, not direct sunlight.



Fix Chips - If there is minor paint damage, cover the paint chips as quickly as possible to prevent further damage. For a quick fix until you can get paint touchup supplies, dab a little clear nail polish on the scratch.



Since many vehicles are sitting idle for long periods these days, it is important to remove the grime and sediment that can build up on the outside of the car to help prevent rust. It's also a good idea to wipe the dashboard, steering wheel, cup holders, door handles, vents and console with a quality, all-purpose automotive cleaner to disinfect the interior areas of the vehicle.



The non-profit Car Care Council is the source of information for the "Be Car Care Aware" consumer education campaign promoting the benefits of regular vehicle care, maintenance and repair to consumers. For the latest car care news, visit the council's online media room at Car Care Media. To order a free copy of the popular Car Care Guide, visit the council's consumer education website at Car Care Council.



Source: Car Care Council



what our customers say

Car troubles are literally THE worst. This company takes the stress out of it. Melissa made sure to get me the best rate on a car rental while my jeep was in the shop. Twice now. She also continued to update us throughout the process. Crabapple Auto is a family owned, trustworthy company!
J
, 01/25/2021

Honest prices and always accurate repair quotes. Crabapple Automotive really takes care of you and the location is convenient!
T
, 11/13/2020

I am a new customer at Crabapple Automotive. I brought my older model truck in for service (oil leaks, sloppy steering). I was given an estimate along with an explanation of what needed to be done and why the work was necessary. These folks were honest and on point with everything I researched on my own before getting Crabapple Automotive's diagnosis and quote. I will be a long time customer from now on. Great folks!
J
, 10/19/2020

I visited for an emissions test and received fast, efficient, and courteous service. The tech was knowledgeable about my car and the clerk was friendly and polite.
K
, 10/14/2020

My family has trusted their excellent work for many years and even though I live almost an hour south of there now, I still come up to Crabapple Automotive as much as possible when I need some work done.
Z
, 07/16/2020

I came here after purchasing a new vehicle. The owner is pretty nice, and knows his stuff. I have, and will refer people here in the future
R
, 07/16/2020

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