How to Properly Wash Your Car

Properly Wash Your Car

One of the most important, yet often overlooked, aspects of vehicle maintenance is washing. Follow these steps for how to properly wash your car.

One of the most important, yet often overlooked, aspects of vehicle maintenance is washing. When you let dirt and other debris linger on your car’s surface, it can eat away at the finish and potentially cause corrosion. Regular washes can help avoid this unfortunate circumstance, and here at Nissan of Lake Charles, we love clean, sparkling cars. Follow these steps for how to properly wash your car.

  • Use the right cleaning materials. Make sure you use the right kind of soap on your car and not just dish soap. In fact, dish soap could strip your car wax and dry out plastic or rubber pieces.
  • Use clean cloths. Microfiber cloths are a great choice for washing your car. Make sure they are clean and that you have a lot on hand, so you can switch to a clean cloth every so often.
  • Use two buckets. To get a clean, swirl-free finish, use a two-bucket method. One bucket holds the soapy solution and the other is clean rinse water. After a pass of washing, dip your cloth into the clean water to rinse out the soap and dirt, then dip it back into the soapy water.
  • Work top to bottom. Start washing from the top of your car and work your way down, one panel at a time.

If you follow these tips, then you will soon have a bright and shiny vehicle in your driveway in no time.

Make Plans for the Flying Tigers Car Show

Flying Tigers Car Show

Nothing quite says summer like a fantastic car show. It may not be summer yet, but early next month, you can kick off the warm weather by heading out to the 3rd Annual Flying Tigers Car Show.

Nothing quite says summer like a fantastic car show. It may not be summer yet, but early next month, you can kick off the warm weather by heading out to the 3rd Annual Flying Tigers Car Show. It will be held April 7th at the SOWELA Technical Community College Regional Training Center. You can be sure that many of us here at Nissan of Lake Charles will be going.

This show is guaranteed to be fun for the whole family. Vehicles from a wide range of makes will be on display, ranging from classics to modern hot rods. Furthermore, there will be first responder vehicles to look at and explore along with food vendors and car show awards.

If your kids are feeling squirrelly, take them to the Kids Zone. There, they can burn off some of their energy in the bounce houses, run some remote control car races, participate in an Easter egg hunt, and complete some crafts.

Tickets to the event cost $5 per person and children 12 and under are free. If you want to show your vehicle, early-bird registration costs $30. It is $35 the day of the show. The first 100 registered vehicles will receive a goody bag. All money raised from the car show will go towards scholarship awards and enhancement funds for the college.

Don’t miss your chance to participate in your community while simultaneously celebrating your love of all things automotive.