American Pride Car Care Tips
Getting Your Vehicle Ready for Winter
* Wash your vehicle especially the underbody in the winter. All that sand, slush, and ice mixed with road salt is exactly what makes your car rust. The fastest corrosion occurs when the temperature repeatedly rises above and then falls below freezing. American Pride Car Wash located at Lakeshore and E. 156th offers a Complete Protection Automatic Soft Cloth Wash which provides Underbody Wash and Rust Inhibitor in addition to the Triple polish shine, cleaner, Clear Coat Protectant and High Gloss Tire Shine.
* Check your fluids and pressures and windshield wipers. Check your oil, your antifreeze and your windshield washer fluid. Make sure that your windshield wipers are in good working order. Also make sure that you have the proper inflation in your tires as the change in temperature often affects tire pressure.
* Maintain your vehicle’s interior. Vacuum and hose off your floor mats frequently to dislodge dirt and salt particles before they grind holes in your carpet. Wash upholstery stains before they become permanent. Our American Pride Car Wash located at Lakeshore and E. 156th has high powered vacuums and shampooers to make cleaning your interior even easier.
* Stock your vehicle with an emergency kit. Many websites offer suggestions for items to keep in your emergency kit, but a few winter essentials would be: snow scraper, sand or kitty litter to put under slipping tires, blankets, hats/gloves, first aid supplies and a cell phone with a full battery.