Springtime Shine: How to Get it, and Keep It!

Just like your home, your car needs a spring cleaning, too. Make it fun and get professional-looking results with these great tips from our East Hartford and West Simsbury technicians!

Your Car’s Exterior

There are three steps to take toward auto body beauty: wash it, polish it, then – maintain it!

The Wash:

Make sure you have a good quality car soap. Don’t have any on hand? Do NOT be tempted into using dishwashing liquid as car wash soap – it removes the wax from your finish! Make a quick run to the store for the real thing. It makes a difference! Use one bucket for the bulk of the car, and the second one just for those really grimy parts: wheels, tires, and the lower quarter of the vehicle.

The Polish:

Use a microfiber cloth with a good quality car polish to get those scratches off, and get that paint shining again. (note: Polish makes it pretty, wax keeps the finish protected)

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Prepping for Spring

Get your Car Ready for the Road

Especially after this historically snowy winter, we’re all ready to get some serious spring fever! You’re probably looking at a springtime calendar full of sporting activities for the kids, weekend getaway vacations, and family gatherings to celebrate springtime holidays. Is your car prepared? Here are some ideas to do a bit of “spring cleaning ” for your automobile:

Make a Boy Scout Basket: The Boys Scout motto is “be prepared.” Trade in that snow brush for springtime items you’ll want and need in your car. Some things to put in your “be prepared” basket:

  • extra windshield washer fluid (it’s mud season!)
  • a refreshed first aid kit (band aids, tissues, safety pins, pain relievers, etc.)
  • sunscreen
  • bug spray
  • a spare towel
  • some water bottles
  • an umbrella (for spring showers)
  • a folding chair (for those soccer games or rest stop breaks)
  • a frisbee (for those whimsical springtime stops)

Did we forget your favorite “be prepared” item? Let us know so we can spread your great idea!

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