Summer can really do a number on your lovely set of wheels, especially under the scorching California sun. Luckily, there are a few foolproof methods you can follow to keep your car clean with ease this summertime.
Replace your wiper blades
If you’ve been putting off replacing your wiper blades, stop delaying now. Summer heat and dust can lead to unattractive streaks on your windshield, which also decreases visibility. The best way to combat this is by getting a fresh set of wiper blades installed when the temperature starts ticking up.
Wash your car in the shade
It might sound like a rollicking good time to frolic under the sun with some suds and water fresh from the hose, but it’s not very good for your vehicle. If the soap and water get too hot before you rinse it away, it can lead to ugly spots and swirls on your paint job. To prevent this from happening, wash your car in the shade and out of direct sunlight.
Use a Fabric Conditioner on Interior Surfaces
When the interior temperature of your vehicle goes up, the materials inside are at risk of cracking and breaking. By using a simple fabric-safe conditioner every few weeks, you can protect your surfaces and keep your cabin looking fresh for a long time to come. You’ll want to pay particular attention to vinyl and leather surfaces.
These are just some of the easy vehicle maintenance steps you can take to ensure that your ride looks clean and shiny all summer long. If you need help getting your vehicle back into tip-top shape, stop into Wondries Toyota and let our service experts help.