Your car is always there for you, through every bump, hill and winding road so why not show it some appreciation this Valentine’s Day! It’s been a harsh and snowy winter and your car is feeling it as much as you are, so show it some love this holiday. Here are some tips to help your car feel refreshed and appreciated.

Car Wash

Calgary has been through a huge dump of snow and even a bit of rain! So start your day off with a pampered bath and run your car through the car wash. Show your car how much you care by buying the best one possible, if you can afford it.

Tidy the Interior

The recent snow storm means that you’ve probably tracked all kinds of dirt, grime and salt into your vehicle. Now just soap and water isn’t going to do the trick, I would suggest buying specialty wipes and sprays (such as Armor All products) formulated for cleaning hard to clean dirt. Don’t forget to clean out the trash that might’ve gotten stuck in the small nooks and crannies.

Buy some Fragrance

Car fragrances have come along way, we are no longer forced to use those super strong smelling pine fresheners that always seem to give you a headache. Nowadays they are almost as good as perfume. Being mid-winter, your car probably is starting to smell stale and musty after all that moisture stuck inside from melting snow. Firstly, I would suggest getting a moisture absorber or dehumidifier for your car and then top it off with some sort of air freshener. Sometimes you can find both these things in one product. If you want to avoid these horrible smells, you can also purchase Weathertech winter mats at one of our dealerships. Winter mats will help prevent dirty snow and water from being soaked into your carpets.

Buy Something for Yourself

I don’t know about you, but during the holidays I always like to treat myself. So why should Valentine’s Day be any different? If you have an older vehicle, there are many ways to make it a bit better. For example, you could buy an upgraded sound system, or a phone holder, or even a new radio unit that is Bluetooth compatible so you can play your music through Bluetooth.

Servicing your Car

Valentine’s Day is all about taking care of your loved ones, so treat your car to a full service check up. Make sure to include things that maybe you don’t normally get checked like body damage, brake fluid, brake pads and rotors, tires, internal and external tests and engine, fuel and drive systems. I would also recommend getting your wheel alignment checked as close encounters with those deep Calgary potholes can throw it out. A wheel alignment can reduce tire wear, improves fuel economy and handling, and increases your driving enjoyment and safety. Then you can be rest assured that your vehicle is in safe hands and once the service is complete you can have peace of mind that it will be safe and ready to take you wherever your heart desires.

Fluid Top Up

Treat your vehicle right this holiday by giving it a well-deserved drink. Fluid top up and replacement is a crucial part of maintaining your vehicle. It is necessary to ensure that all the various fluids are at the correct levels, including engine oil. Running low or on dirty/used engine oil can cause significant damage toy our engine, which could cause lengthy and costly repairs down the road. Other fluids to check include brake fluid, coolant, power steering fluid, and transmission fluid. These checks can be carried out safely and correctly at your local service center.  So raise a glass and toast your relationship by topping up your fluids!

Treat the one that gets you safely to and from your daily destinations by giving it the care and attention it deserves. Our team of technicians and advisors throughout our group are amazing, friendly and will ensure your vehicle is well looked after. Or if you’re single and looking for a new vehicle, why not take a look for a perfect new match and drive away with a new vehicle you are sure to fall in love with.

Call one of our service departments or visit their websites to book your appointment today!

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