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Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Keep your Toyota in Top Shape with these Tips

To many owners, their car is much more than a means of getting from one location to another. Much like the cowboy and his beloved steed of the Wild West, drivers often build a special bond with the vehicle that they drive. This fact is especially true for owners of a Toyota in NJ, as owning a quality vehicle is integral to achieving a successful way of life. It makes sense, in that case, for an owner to do what is in his power to keep his car looking great and working at peak efficiency. Unfortunately, a significant amount of bad advice has entered the realm of car care. If you’re looking to keep your car in top shape, be aware of these myths!

Use any Cloth as a Wash Cloth
The worst possible thing for your Toyota’s paint job is scratches, and using a rough surface to clean your vehicle will only cause trouble. For better or worse, this isn’t even close to being true. With a flat surface cloth all you’re doing is pressing the grit deeper into the car’s paint. The reason most car washing clothes are slightly ragged is because dirt is trapped and removed within the ruffles in the cloth.

Just Use Dish Soap
Soap is soap, right? Since you already have plenty of that in your kitchen, why not use the same stuff you wash your dishes with? The reason is that dish soap is designed to strip everything off of a surface, which could mean bad news for that quality paint job on your new Toyota. Likewise, dish soap dries at an accelerated rate, which can lead to early oxidation in various parts of your vehicle. Using the appropriate soap is important, and can save you money in the long run!

Any Tire in a Storm
Why should you go out of your way to invest in a decent pair of tires when the cheap ones work just as well? Unfortunately, the tires of your care are what keep it aloft and stable when driving. In the event of a popped tire, a car can become uncontrollable and inevitably crash into a tree, ditch, or other vehicles. One of the most important things you can do for your car, and for yourself, is to invest in a quality assured set of tires.


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