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.
Driving in the snow might be difficult for some local residents, likely because we rarely see snow or ice in Southwest Louisiana. However, many may have been shocked this year by recent weather patterns, but there’s no reason to worry. We at Nissan of Lake Charles have created a list of the top Nissan vehicles for driving in the snow to keep you safe and in control.
First, check out the Nissan Frontier. The Frontier is America’s most affordable pickup, and though smaller than the Titan and Titan XD, it’s great for getting around in the winter. As noted by Nissan, There are multiple engine options, offering up to 261 horsepower, as well as an optional Desert Runner trim that’s great for harsh weather and terrain. Bilstein® off-road shocks keep you comfortable, and snow-rated all-terrain tires will provide traction.
Next, consider the previously-mentioned Nissan Titan or Titan XD. With a little weight in the bed of your truck, you’ll be driving like a professional in the Titan whether there’s rain, snow, or sunny skies. The Titan has extensive safety, but it also has convenient features like all-season floor mats to keep the interior nice, an available advanced 4×4 system, and off-road performance shocks.
Finally, the Nissan Rogue, Murano, Pathfinder, and Armada are also great options for winter driving. SUVs often come with 4×4 systems to prevent you from getting stuck in the snow, and wide stances keep you stable on the roads. Test drive any one of these Nissan models today to see just how great it can handle in rough conditions.