Is Your Vehicle Winter Ready?

Most drivers think that having snow tires installed on their vehicle makes them road ready for winter. But did you know that there are other factors to consider when driving snow covered icy roads? Our team of certified service experts at Gananoque Chev can perform a multi-point vehicle inspection in just 45 minutes to help keep you safe on the roads this winter. Whether you are driving to work, school or maybe a Kingston Frontenac’s hockey game, we want you and your vehicle to be safe on the roads.

Maintenance at Gan Chev

A multi-point vehicle inspection can determine everything from the condition of your wiper blades to brakes. During rain and snow, your wiper blades are essential to visibility while on the road. Our technicians will check the condition of your wiper blades to ensure they will work well when you need them.

Wiper Blade Inspection

They will also inspect your windshield to check for minor cracks and chips. Catching a small crack or chip early on can prevent further damage down the road. Battery condition is another essential component of winter driving. No one wants to be stuck with a dead car battery on a cold winter day! A simple battery test can determine the health of your car battery.

Vehicle InspectionWhile under the hood our technicians can also check your battery cables and connections to ensure that everything is in working order. Having your vehicle properly maintained and inspected is your first step to ensuring you are safe on the road.

 

Our multi-point vehicle inspection is only $59.95 and includes a tire rotation. At Gan Chev, we recommend the multi-point vehicle inspection on your vehicle during every oil change to ensure everything is in working order while you are on the roads. Call Kate or Jean at 613-382-8500 before February 28th, 2018 and book an appointment for your multi-point vehicle inspection and receive 10% off! All you have to do is mention this blog post to receive your 10% discount.

 

From everyone at Gan Chev, we hope you stay safe on the roads this winter and all year long.

Car Cleaning Tips for This Summer

Keeping your car clean is a great way to improve your experience and comfort behind the wheel, and can also help preserve the resale value of your car. Aside from simply picking up trash from the backseat, keep the following car cleaning tips to keep in mind the next time you have time to clean out your car.

cleaning the interior of a car

According to Buzzfeed, one of the best things you can do is clean out the vents. Many cars come with in-cabin air filters that need to be changed every few years, but you can also clean the vents themselves using paint brushes or foam brushes. Add compressed air and you can get those hard to reach spots. In some vehicles, the vent covers come off to make it easy to do thorough cleaning. By cleaning the vents, you get rid of musty odor and preserve that new car smell.

Next, get rid of pet fur with a squeegee and spray bottle. By gently misting the seats with water and scraping the rubber squeegee across the seats, many pet owners find that fur comes right out. You can also wear latex glove and rub your hand on the upholstery to lift fur before vacuuming.

To get dirt and gunk off vinyl, rub surfaces with a Magic Eraser or any other melamine-based foam. This “eraser” is a crystalline material that can be combined with other ingredients to make a foam that cleans surfaces by simply adding water.

Have a leather dash? You can condition leather using olive oil. This is best on surfaces you don’t normally touch—like the dash—and you should avoid putting it on the steering wheel or shift knob. However, olive oil is a great leather conditioner that keeps the material hydrated and protected.

Finally, you can clean water spots off the windshield using 0000-level steel wool. This is the finest steel wool on the market (do NOT use any other), and it will polish glass windows better than many other materials.

For other detailing tips or for regular service, visit Gananoque Chevy Buick GMC Cadillac today