As you may have noticed if you’ve been reading these blogs, we’re quite proud of our “Wash Now” service. It can bring a professional auto detailer to your location quickly. We can get a mobile wash in Los Angeles (or the surrounding area) for you, on your terms. That’s just one of the factors that separate MobileWash from the rest. We know that you want your car to be in its best possible shape all year long. That includes getting it washed consistently, but it involves other factors as well. Here are some ways that you can get your car ready for spring and summer.
Mobile Wash in Los Angeles Car Care Tips
Some of these might seem like common sense, but what’s “common sense” to you might be an “oh, I hadn’t thought of that” for someone else. Since winter has passed, spring is upon and summer is on its way, consider cleaning out your trunk. For most of us in the winter, the “trunk” ceases being a “trunk” and becomes more like a mobile storage space. Getting everything out of there will give you space to put items for the summer (a few folding chairs) while also potentially helping your vehicle’s fuel economy rating by making it a bit lighter.
Examine your Wiper Blades
If you’re reading this in southern California, we may not have frozen winters, but we have gotten more rainfall than usual this year. That may continue into the spring and summer, too. When that happens, we count on our windshield wiper blades to work hard for us. They can wear out after heavy use, or if you’ve had them in your vehicle for a long period of time. You may notice when they stop working completely, but the goal is to replace them before that happens. Some studies have said that a majority of windshield wiper blades need to be replaced after six months, but replacing them that frequently might be a bit much for most of us. Instead, you may want to extend their life by using glass cleaner and a cloth. By that same token, you may want to look at replacing the windshield wiper fluid, too.
The AC System and More
Spring and summer, no matter where you are, bring warmer temperatures. There’s something great about driving through your neighborhood with the window down, soaking in the cool breeze on a warm day. However, when you’re out on the highway, you probably want to roll up the window and put on the air conditioning. Spring and summer are great times to check out your ventilation system and make sure that it’s working as well as it can be.
There’s a very simple test for this: turn your air conditioning up to its highest, coldest setting. You may want to turn on “Max AC” depending on if that’s an option in your vehicle. Then, check how long it takes to get to its coldest temperature. If it takes too long, you should probably get it checked out. To be clear, there’s no “set time limit” here, no number that it if it fails to reach, you should automatically take it for maintenance. However, you’ve probably been in your vehicle with the AC cranked all the way up before. You know if it’s working properly.
Picking up the Inside
At MobileWash, many of our options include a great interior clean in addition to an exterior one. However, to make sure that you get the most out of your interior clean, you want to make sure that you’ve picked up all of the trash that may have accumulated in your vehicle during the winter months. There’s no shame in that: even the neatest, cleanest, most organized and conscientious person can make a mess in their car. Many of us are running late, so have coffee cups, papers, empty breath freshener containers and more all around the interior of our vehicle.
Cleaning those up will allow you to get a better, more thorough interior cleaning. Depending on how much you have, it can also help with your fuel economy. Most of us don’t realize how the weight of items in our vehicles adds up. You have enough of it; it really can weigh your vehicle down.
Of course, the best way to get your vehicle ready for spring and summer is with a great car wash. MobileWash makes it easy to get your vehicle its best car wash. All you have to do is download our app for Android or Apple devices, and you’ll have a professional auto detailer at your location whenever you want. That means you can work or spend time with the people you love when you get a car wash. Here’s to a vehicle that looks great all year long.