Wednesday, August 1, 2012

DIY Car Cleaning: Save Money

BAY CITY Mich., - If you own a vehicle then you know how expensive it can get to take it in and have routine maintenance done.  That’s why we’ve put together a few Do It Yourself Tips to help you increase the life of your vehicle and save you money at the same time!

Keep Your Car Beautiful - Do you want your vehicle to stay as shiny and new as it was when you first bought it?  Then get outside and start washing that car! While you’re washing you’ll have time to inspect your vehicle for any scratches or dents that you may not have noticed before.  After you’ve finished making your car squeaky clean you can apply a spray wax (to be used on special occasions or even once a week if you’re really enthusiastic)!  Most other waxes can be used every few months.

Do Some Touch-ups – Come to our Graff Chevrolet Bay City Service Center and our specialists can assist you with locating the exact color of your vehicle.  After you’ve applied the paint to your scratches and paint chips you’ll want to let it dry and cure for at least 72 hours.  Then you can wash or even polish your vehicle all you want!  This will save you a fortune in the long run.

Clean Those Windshield Wipers – Cleaning your windshield wipers will help you get the most out of them!  Most wipers need to be replaced every 6 months but here’s a good way to prolong their life and save money.  Put glass cleaner or warm water with dish soap on a paper towel and wipe off the rubber edge to keep them clean.  It’s as easy as that!

Clean Your Headlight Lenses – You’ll be amazed at the difference between your current hazy, dirty lenses and the ones you’ll have after they’re cleaned!  Over time your lenses can be covered with all sorts of mud, dirt, salt and other types of grime that block the light from your headlights.  So instead of having to pay to have your lenses replaced you can purchase a light restoration kit that includes a special cloth and finishing liquid to make your lenses sparkle!

Replace your own Light Bulbs – Nowadays changing your own light bulbs in your vehicle is easy.  To know which kind of bulb you’ll need you can check in your owner’s manual.  We have all of the replacement bulbs you could ever want so come on over to our store and we’ll help you find the one you need.  Remember not to touch the glass with your bare hands if you have a halogen bulb however, because your skin oils can shorten its life.

We bet you’re feeling ready to take on the tasks of cleaning up your vehicle already, especially since it’s so easy and saves you lots of money!

Graff Chevrolet is proud to serve the auto dealership needs of cities such as Bay City, Midland, Saginaw, Mount Pleasant, Essexville, Pinconning, Coleman, Sanford, Carrollton, Frankenmuth, St. Charles, Birch Run, and Zilwaukee. We provide exceptional customer service, a warm and friendly environment, auto financing options to fit your budget, and an inventory of great new and used cars, trucks, SUV’s, and crossovers. Our ASE certified technicians at the Graff Chevrolet Service Center, service and repair all makes and models, both foreign and domestic. Call us at (989) 684-4411 or stop in at 3636 Wilder Road, Bay City, MI, 48706 and check out our great GM inventory selection.

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