Category Archives: Car Organization Tips

How to Get Your Car Ready for Spring

Woman cleaning her car

 

We don’t want to get too excited about the weather warming up, but spring sure feels like it’s coming soon. Now is the perfect time to start thinking about getting your car ready for spring, so follow these easy tips!

Winter is harsh on your car, so a big part of getting ready for spring is cleaning up the mess winter left. Cleaning under your car is one of the most important things you can do, since built up slush and salt can stick and start to cause your car to rust, and it’s a spot we often forget to clean.

You’ll also want to clean the inside of the car out. Stepping in it with your wet, muddy shoes all winter has probably left it pretty grimy—wash or vacuum the carpets, clean off the seats, and scrub the inside of the windows and windshields.

Change your windshield wipers. You should do this about once a year, and they’ve just taken a serious beating. You’ll also want to switch back over to all-season blades if you have winter ones installed. Check the tire pressure and add or release air as necessary, since cold weather takes a toll on tire pressure.

Change your oil and top off any fluids that need it, since winter is rough on your engine and you may very well have lost some. And if you have questions or want to schedule post-winter service, we’re happy to help here at Wantagh Mazda!

How to Keep Your Car Organized

For many people, life is hectic, and there isn’t always time left over to take care of the little things like staying organized. The best way to do it is to make it a part of your daily habits so that it comes naturally. Here are just a few easy tips on how to keep your car organized.

Repurpose Old Items

If you have a couple of extra remote caddies lying around your house, think about some different ways that you can use them to keep your car nice and clean. One way to use them is to attach them to the backs of the front seats to store little things that would get strewn about otherwise.

Use Folders

Ever opened your glove box to a huge mess of papers? Use folders and dockets to organize all of the papers in your glove box so that you don’t have to search and search for your registration.

Get Creative

Start looking at your car in different ways. One thing you can do is to fill a travel mug with tissues so that you can put the tissues in a cup holder.How To Keep Your Car Organized

By using your brain and getting a little bit creative, there are hundreds of ways to hack your car into a clean, organized machine.