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28 Jul 2017

Get Set for Summer Travels With Car Detailing & Maintenance

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If you’re like many, your ride’s probably in dire need of a good car detailing and some maintenance work as the summertime fun season hits full swing.

Whether it’s a day trip to the zoo or amusement park, a week at the beach, or boating and fishing at the lake, a little TLC — more specifically, a car detailing and maintenance exam — will go a long way toward enhancing your summertime fun.

You want your ride to look great and perform at its best when you’re having fun to the nth power and creating memories to last a lifetime.

If your car looks like it just finished the Baja 500, it can suck the fun right out of your adventure. Plus, a car that’s not properly maintained can get in the way of a super fun summer getaway.

Car detailing and maintenance might seem like things that can be ignored or taken care of later. But, who wants to be stranded on the side of the road with their fun time being rudely interrupted? Nobody!

When you’re piling hot highway miles on your ride, towing a boat or personal watercraft, or off-roading, proper car detailing and maintenance is a must.

Before your next summer day trip or two-week excursion, be sure to take the following steps to give your car a little necessary attention to ensure clean, safe and fun travels.

Give Your Beauty a Full Detail

Not everyone wants to spend the money on professional car detailing. The good thing is that you can do it yourself. Here are some pointers:

  • Clean your windows on the inside.
  • Sweep your carpet and scrub your floor mats.
  • Dust and treat your vinyl or leather interior.
  • Remove tar from your paint.
  • Wash your vehicle (and don’t forget the windows).
  • Apply a good coat of wax.
  • Your car is never done until the tires are dressed. While dressing those tires, it’s a good idea to double-check your tire pressure and tread depth.

Get Your Ride a Thorough Physical

Before hitting the road for a long journey, pop the hood — or take your car to your local mechanic — for a thorough analysis. Here’s a handy checklist:

  • Change your oil.
  • Check your brakes.
  • Examine your exhaust system.
  • Check the coolant level.
  • Check the transmission and transmission fluid.
  • Check your tire tread.
  • Check your air-conditioning system.
  • Check your battery terminal for corrosion.

It’s always cheaper to have your car fixed when it’s your choice, not when it’s behind a tow truck.

Follow these simple summer car-detailing and maintenance tips, and you’ll be sure to have a safe, clean car to better enjoy your summertime fun.

Or, if you’re short on time, talk to the heroes at Custom Auto Body. They’d be happy to lend a helping hand.

Safe and happy summer travels!