Car Spring Cleaning Made Simple

Car spring cleaning

Spring cleaning doesn’t have to be hard. Here are some simple car spring cleaning tips that will make you feel more confident behind the wheel and will have you turning heads on the road.

Check Your Tire Pressure

While many cars come with a tire pressure monitoring system, there are still some that don’t. Check the tire pressure of each of your tires to ensure that your road handling and efficiency are in tip-top shape.

Inspect/Replace Wiper Blades

Your windshield wipers are essential, especially when the spring season brings ample rain. Inspect your wipers and, if needed, replace them. Wipers should be replaced at least once a year or bi-yearly.

Tidy Up Inside

Throwing away old receipts and fast food bags is a quick and easy way to feel cleaner in your car. If you have enough time on your hands, take a vacuum to the inside after you’ve cleared it of trash and get all that dust and grime that’s been sitting around.

Wash and Wax

Giving your car a thorough washing doesn’t have to be hard – you don’t even have to do it yourself! Take a trip to your local carwash and get a wash and wax. This is sure to get your car looking clean and ready for spring.

If you ever want more tips about cleaning or maintenance, we’re always here to give advice at Jack Matia Honda.

Tips on Saving Gas in 2018

Tips on Saving Gas

If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to save money, you’re probably looking for ways to cut costs wherever you can. While you can’t avoid buying gas (unless you’re driving an electric car), you can take steps to reduce the gas that you use. These quick tips on saving gas from Jack Matia Honda will help you move through 2018 with more money in your bank account.

Clean Out Your Car

For every extra 100 pounds a car carries, its fuel efficiency is reduced by 1-2%. Keep your car cleaned up for optimum performance and efficiency.

Get Regular Check-Ups

Your car needs clean oil and fresh air filters like we need water and food to move through our tasks. Taking care of your car will help it last longer and drive better, so schedule your check up with Jack Matia Honda every few months.

Stick to the Pavement

As fun as it can be to go off-road, gravel and dirt roads can significantly reduce your vehicle’s gas mileage.

Don’t Idle

If you plan to sit in park for over a minute, you’ll save more gas by turning your engine off and back on than by idling.

Check Your Tire Pressure

Driving on tires that are under-inflated is bad for both traction and efficiency. Check your tire pressure every few weeks to ensure that your vehicle is deliver the best fuel efficiency possible.