No April’s Fools here, it’s also National Car Care Month! Time for some springtime TLC for your vehicle. To keep your vehicle in tip-top shape, as well as  needing regularly-scheduled maintenance and it also needs routine upkeep. If you’re not really sure where to start, we’ve got you covered. Steve Landers Toyota NWA in Rogers, AR  is here to assist our customers by offering some helpful tips for vehicle spring cleaning!

SPRING INTO ACTION: Let’s begin by clearing out the extra pair of winter gloves, ice scraper, and tire chains. Then clean all the windows, vacuum the upholstery,  and give your vehicle a once-over with car cleaning wipes for a fresh feel. To keep the integrity of the interior surfaces, wipe down the interior with a protectant so to protect the vinyl or leather from UV rays. Too, no matter what season we're in, it's very practical to keep some items like a flashlight with fresh batteries for emergencies, -- until Covid-19 is completely beaten and done --  keep a package of disposable face masks and a bottle of hand sanitizer in your vehicle.

FOR CLEAN EXTERIOR: Bird poop is public enemy number one. Plus, it's not something to wait on. Waiting too long to clean bird droppings or bug guts off your car will damage the exterior paint or clear coat. One helpful cleaning tip is to spray a little WD-40 on the area to get bird poop off your vehicle without damaging the exterior paint. Let it sit for about a minute or a minute and a half, then rinse or wipe away with a soft cloth.

GET INTO THE ROUTINE: Along with changing your vehicle’s oil, check your vehicle’s cabin air filter to see if it needs to be replaced. Not only does a fresh air filter keep your vehicle breathing well, but it will definitely enhance your fuel economy and not allow dirty air to enter your engine. While the vehicle’s hood is up, clear out the dead leaves and check to see if your vehicle has enough windshield wiper fluid, 

These few suggestions for spring cleaning your vehicle are healthy and helpful. At Steven Landers Toyota NWA in Rogers, our customers are our main priority. Let us assist you when the time comes for you to buy your next new vehicle. If your car is in need of maintenance or service, you can schedule a service maintenance appointment online. 



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