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Detailing Your Car for the New Year

Detailing your car

What’s the difference between cleaning and detailing your car? Well, one of them involves a car wash every once in awhile, while the other is much more in-depth and focuses on keeping the appearance of your vehicle like-new by doing meticulous detail-work. There’s no better time to give your car a good detailing session like New Year’s, so why not make it your personal resolution to make your vehicle shine?

Start From the Inside Out: The interior is crucial to keeping up appearances, so start with carpets first with a stiff brush and compressed air.

Don’t Underestimate Compressors: Spraying compressed air into the ductwork – like your heating and air conditioning system – on your vehicle will get rid of any dust and odd smells, and keep your car smelling brand-new.

Hand-Wash: Washing your vehicle with your hands is less harsh on your vehicle’s paint, and it allows you to get into any weird nooks and crannies an automated car wash couldn’t.

Polish and Wax: Polishing your paint will smooth it out, and you can use it in combination with wax for an extra layer of protection.

Do Glass Last: Get some top-notch glass cleaner and do your windows last – it’ll get gunk all over it from the previous steps, so wait until everything else is done first.

Detailing your car just takes a little bit of time and love, and doing some routine upkeep every season can keep the job from becoming too overwhelming.

How to Protect Your Car from Salt Damage

saltDuring the winter months, there is bound to be salt on the roads to prevent snow build-up. And while this is excellent for protecting drivers from the snow, the constant salt splashing against your vehicle can damage the finish, cause rust, and even affect the mechanics.

To keep the salt damage to a minimum, there are a few major steps you can take.

  • Wash your car as frequently as possible, at least once every other week.
  • Don’t drive through deep snow, and try to avoid snow entirely when possible.
  • Try not to splash through large puddles, instead driving through them particularly slowly.
  • Give your vehicle a preventative, quality wax before the snowy winter months even begin.
  • Once winter ends, be sure to have all of the salt removed from you car as soon as possible.

You can’t escape it entirely, but there’s much more you can do to protect your car from salt damage. For more information on how to take care of your car in the winter, visit us at Blackburn Nissan.