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661-290-2596 | 25835 Railroad Avenue# 24-25 Santa Clarita, CA 91350

Keeping Car Clean Protects Vehicle Investment

Keeping Car Clean Protects Vehicle Investment



Tips for keeping your car clean

Keeping your vehicle clean inside and out can pay big dividends when it comes to maintaining its long-term value. The non-profit Car Care Council suggests some simple steps to keep your vehicle clean and protect it from the elements so it retains its resale and trade-in value.



Declutter - Start the cleaning process by removing excess clutter from inside the car as it can be distracting and hazardous, especially when debris finds its way near the gas and brake pedals. Don't forget to clear out items that have accumulated in the trunk as they can add extra weight and reduce fuel efficiency.



Clean the Interior - The next step is to thoroughly clean the interior, wash the windows, and clean and install floor mats. Be sure to vacuum on a regular basis. A clean and orderly interior allows you to spot issues in the cabin so you can get them repaired before they get worse.



Wash the Exterior - Give the car a good wash from top to bottom using products specifically made for automobiles (not dish detergent). Always clean the tires and wheels before washing the body, and don't use the same washing mitt or cloth for both.



Wax Twice a Year - Waxing not only protects a vehicle's finish, but it also makes subsequent washing easier. Before proceeding, make sure there are no foreign particles on the paint. It is important to note that waxing should be done in the shade, not direct sunlight.



Fix Chips - If there is minor paint damage, cover the paint chips as quickly as possible to prevent further damage. For a quick fix until you can get paint touchup supplies, dab a little clear nail polish on the scratch.



Since many vehicles are sitting idle for long periods these days, it is important to remove the grime and sediment that can build up on the outside of the car to help prevent rust. It's also a good idea to wipe the dashboard, steering wheel, cup holders, door handles, vents and console with a quality, all-purpose automotive cleaner to disinfect the interior areas of the vehicle.



The non-profit Car Care Council is the source of information for the "Be Car Care Aware" consumer education campaign promoting the benefits of regular vehicle care, maintenance and repair to consumers. For the latest car care news, visit the council's online media room at Car Care Media. To order a free copy of the popular Car Care Guide, visit the council's consumer education website at Car Care Council.



Source: Car Care Council


What Our Customers Are Saying

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Juan and Randy did a good job on my car. My car had some trouble and was sluggish but they fixed it right up. Jose always did a fantastic job on my car for years! I had a good experience with them and they got the job done at a reasonable price too. I am planning on taking other family member's car for service since it is hard to find a good mechanic. Thank you Jose, Juan and Randy

, 05/27/2021

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Car & Truck Care

I work for the State. Conner's was recommended to me and they have been nothing but fantastic servicing my State vehicle as well as my personal vehicles. Many times on short notice they squeeze me in. Just a bunch of great mechanics with even better attitudes towards customer satisfaction. Having been a former tool salesmen, I have met many mechanics, and these guys are tops...

, 12/09/2020

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Electrical Services

Once again Conner's goes the extra mile, texting and talking me through some problems with my RV, educating me on how the electrical systems work and getting me back to functioning at full steam so my vacation could continue! Thanks Randy, you're the BEST!!

, 12/08/2019

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Car & Truck Care

Great people and very fair prices! They really take great care of their customers!

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I got into a super bad car accident a couple of months ago and Oscar and Mike, both great workers, were able to fix my car at a reasonable price! Anytime I come here the employees are always welcoming and really make it feel like home.

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They're knowledgeable. Do good work at good prices. Highly recommended.

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