Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Tips for Fall Automotive Care and Cleaning

Fall is the time to get your house in order, both inside and out. It's also a good time to clean your car and get it ready for winter.

- Vacuum your car thoroughly. Include the dashboard, hard-to-get-to crevices and upholstery and around seams and seat belts where food can accumulate.

- Clean windows inside and out. Make sure to use a soft, absorbent disposable towel designed for the task.

- Clean spills off the garage floor. As soon as oil spills, place a clean, disposable and absorbent shop towel, such as Scott Shop Towels, on the floor to absorb the spill, but don't rub as that pushes oil into the concrete.

- Clean your DIY tools thoroughly. If you do your own work on your car, make sure to wipe dust, dirt and debris from hand tools with a clean, disposable shop towel. Soak hand tools in dishwashing detergent and dry thoroughly with another clean, disposable shop towel. Clean power tools by wetting a fresh disposable shop towel with cleaning solution and then wringing it out so it's damp, not dripping. Wipe down the surfaces of the tool and dry thoroughly.

No comments: