Gerry Reid

Raleigh & Zebulon, NC

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Spring is known for two things; spring break and spring cleaning. If you are working on your spring cleaning list, consider including your car on the list. The best way to keep your home looking clean and tidy is with regular housework and maintenance. Over the course of the year, however, personal items and even junk can begin to clutter up your home until your monthly cleans are only just scraping the surface. A spring clean gives your family a fresh start and a fresh home.

Include Your Car in This Year’s Spring Clean

Despite your vehicle experiencing the same treatment, not only is not included in your monthly housework chores but it rarely gets a look during your regular spring clean. Synthetic Solutions has prepared some great tips to help you include your vehicle in this year’s spring clean.

Battery Check

Here is a fact. If your battery stops working while you are getting your groceries or running errand, then your vehicle isn’t going to start when you return. Despite this, motorists don’t often pay their battery as much attention as it deserves. During your clean, lift the hood of your car and give your battery a visual inspection. If you can see any grime or dirt build up on the battery, terminals, or cables, wipe it away safely with a dry clean cloth. If you can see corrosion, a leak, or any other type of signs that your battery isn’t going to last much longer, consider replacing it while your car is in your driveway and you don’t need to go anywhere, instead of when you have a trunk full of melting groceries.

Air Filter

Your air filter is responsible for keeping pollutants and debris from entering your engine’s intake and, generally, it does a great job. However, your an air filter doesn’t last forever and will eventually need to be replaced. However, you don't need your mechanic for the task. If you aren’t sure how to remove and install a new air filter, don't worry, it isn't a difficult task. Consult your owner’s manual or an online tutorial with instructions for your specific vehicle can help you out. Not only is this a great tip to help you reduce mechanic costs, but it can also improve your engine’s performance.

Engine Oil and Fluids

Even the most advanced engines rely on a bevy of engine oils and fluids, without which they would stop working. The best place to start is by making a checklist of the fluids and engine oils your vehicle utilizes and work your way through it with these thoughts in mind:
  • Only use high-quality products
  • Instead of topping up a fluid, flush it out and replace it.
  • Clean up any spills are you move between tasks.
  • Use a damp cloth to clean grime and dirt away from your fluid lines.
  • When you’ve finished, store what is left over upright in your trunk.
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Your wheels and tires more work than you give them credit for. Whether it’s rain, shine, hail, dirt, concrete, or even through water, your wheels and tires are the ones which get you to where you’re going. With this in mind, pay some solid attention to your wheels this spring, in particular:
  • Keep in mind that this isn’t a task which you undertake often, so give it 100% effort.
  • If you can, perform the task outside when the sun is shining brightly.
  • Look for any cracks, chunks taken out, or lodged debris when inspecting both your wheels and your tires.
  • Make sure the pressure in each tire is correct.
  • While you are looking in the area, check on the condition of your brakes, too.


Just as you spend time maintaining your engine with the tips above, it’s equally as important that you clean the interior of your vehicle, too. As you perform the task, keep these points in mind:
  • You will need to start by removing everything from your vehicle, even if you don’t want to. This includes junk, personal items, and anything stored in the trunk or any other storage areas around your car.
  • Wash your car seats separately and only reinstall them once they are completely dry.
  • If you can take the carpet out of your trunk, do it and wash it. Otherwise, look at stain removal products or something that just freshens up the area.
  • Don’t be afraid to use your vacuum cleaner attachments to reach more spaces, such as high up where your pedals are located which is a popular space for dirt and debris buildup.
  • Use a damp clean cloth to remove dirt or grime from knobs, controls, and rubber seals.

A Synthetic Oil Change in TARGET Can Boost the Performance of Your Engine

Basic maintenance such as the tips above are great to help keep your car in good shape in between mechanic visits and to help you get the most out of your vehicle, especially items like a synthetic oil change. A synthetic oil change flushes out your old oil and provides your engine with a high-quality fluid which can boost engine performance, reduce engine wear, and improve fuel efficiency. To learn more, speak with Synthetic Solutions at (888) 450-2658 today.

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     Zebulon, NC 27597  
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