Even though Connecticut faced a blizzard warning and experienced 15 degree temperatures in March, Florida is abloom, pollen abounds, birds are singing, the sun is shining, and temperatures are already warm! Spring has definitely sprung! It’s time for spring cleaning in Brevard County. While this typically includes a top to bottom house cleaning venture, why not include your automobile too? Most people’s cars could benefit from a thorough cleaning, a little updating, and some freshening up. Cassels Garage will happily help you update, service, and maintain your vehicle to assist you in sprucing up your car for spring cleaning and any Spring Break travels you have planned!
As your independent, community driven, full-service garage, Cassels can provide with affordability and quality the following services you can incorporate into your spring cleaning regimen:
- Tune ups
- Engine diagnostics
- Tire rotation
- Water and fuel pump repairs
- A/C repair
- Steering and suspension adjustments
- Transmission services
- Cooling system services
- Shock and strut replacement
- Oil and filter change
- Timing belt replacement
- Starter and alternator repair
- CV/axles repair
- Radiator repair
- Battery replacement
- Clutch replacement
- Brake service
- Fuel injection services
Along with sharing these maintenance and repair services Cassels Garage provides, we would like to share the following hints and suggestions on how to spiffy up and spring clean your automobile.
Give your automobile a complete interior cleaning similar to your home spring cleaning. Whether you choose to do this by hand or take your vehicle to a professional is totally up to you. Whatever you decide, start by removing all the clutter/trash that has gathered throughout the car and dispose of it. Vacuum up all visible debris, sand, dirt, paper pieces, etc. Vacuum carpets and seats too. Wipe down the dash, doors, and windows. Don’t forget to clean out all of the stuff you stashed in the trunk as well. Lighter load = better fuel economy. Take the time to remove all the smudgy fingerprints from the windows and clear up the view in all of your mirrors too. Ahhhhhhh… throw in an air freshener and you’re good to go!
Time to move to the exterior. Using a cleaner specifically designed for automobiles, wash the outside of the car with a clean mitt or sponge. Towel dry and apply a paste or liquid wax for protection. After removing the wax with a soft rag by hand, use tire cleaner on the wheels, being sure to keep it off the vehicle’s finish. Spraying the undercarriage and wheels wells is beneficial too! Removing salt, dirt, residue buildup will protect the longevity of the frame.
After the temperature changes from cool to warm, be sure to include checking the pressure in your tires as part of your spring clean. Temperature changes can cause fluctuations in tire pressure, but be careful not to over-inflate if you do need to add air. Include your spare tire in your assessment also! Check for tread wear and tear and especially if you will be traveling. This might be a good time to have your tires rotated so it will become part of your routine spring maintenance. Keeping your tires properly inflated and rotated/ balanced will help save you money on gas and increase your safety while traveling over spring break.
In part two of this blog, we will include more preventative maintenance suggestions to incorporate into your car care spring cleaning. Call us at 1-321-727-2111 to schedule any of your vehicle maintenance or repair services. We complete repairs on all makes and models and Cassels Garage in Melbourne, FL is a full-service shop staffed by specialists. Family owned and operated for 40 years, we are ready to share our expertise and quality with you! Drive safely.