At the beginning of every year, we all set New Year’s resolutions for ourselves. For 2021, why not focus these resolutions on being a better car owner? These vehicle-focused resolutions are a helpful way to help your year get off to a great start.
Stick To Your Vehicle’s Maintenance Schedule
Recommended maintenance is one of the easiest things to forget as a car owner. Your life gets busy, and before you know it, you’re a month past your scheduled oil change date. This year, set a goal to keep up with regular service appointments so your vehicle stays like new.
Discover How To Change A Tire
Changing a tire is a life skill that everyone should learn, so why not make it your New Year’s resolution? Teach yourself how to change a flat, so you don’t have to worry about being stranded on the side of the road during winter.
Learn How To Jump-Start A Car
Dead batteries are common, especially during Toronto winters when temperatures start dropping below freezing. Instead of depending on roadside assistance to get your vehicle started again, learn how to jump-start a car battery in 2021. You never know when this knowledge might come in handy.
For all your vehicle maintenance needs in 2021, get in touch with our service department here at Genesis Downtown in Toronto. Our expert technicians are ready to give your car the attention it deserves!
Whether you use it to get groceries, transport your children, or to get to and from work, your vehicle can pick up a lot of germs along the way. If you’re looking for a way to keep your car clean, start by following these tips on how to sanitize your car.
Scrub down your car’s hard surfaces. You and your passengers probably touch or breathe on quite a few of the surfaces inside your vehicle, from the steering wheel and door handles to the infotainment controls and shift knob. These surfaces can easily capture germs, which is why you need to wipe them down thoroughly with either disinfectant wipes or warm, soapy water.
Remember your upholstery. Whether you have luxury leather seats or cloth ones, make sure you clean the soft surfaces of your car. Use the appropriate upholstery cleaner for your car’s seating, and don’t forget to use carpet cleaner on the floor mats, too.
Don’t forget gloves. For your own safety, you should consider wearing gloves while you’re cleaning your car. Not only will they protect your hands from any harsh chemicals you use, but they will also prevent the spread of germs, keeping you in good health. Remember, though — don’t touch your face, phone, or other surfaces when you have your gloves on.
The weather is finally warm after a rough winter and the flowers are blooming across the country. With warmer weather comes the need to get your car ready for spring. Here are some spring vehicle maintenance tips to help your car run smoothly in the warmer months.
Switch out your winter tires. With snow now a thing of the past, it’s time to change out your winter tires for all-season or summer ones. If you haven’t already, bring your vehicle in to Genesis Downtown to make this switch.
Clean your car. Spring cleaning doesn’t just involve your house — your car needs a spring cleaning, too. Empty out any debris that might have gathered over the winter and give your vehicle a good vacuuming. Give the outside of your car a good cleaning to get rid of any road salt that might be lingering.
Top off your fluids. Make sure your car’s fluid levels, including the oil, coolant, and windshield-wiper fluid, are all at the appropriate levels.
Get your brakes checked. Make sure you can stop when you need to. Have a mechanic check out your brake system to ensure it’s in tiptop condition.