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Spring Car Cleaning Tips

Spring Car Cleaning Tips

Getting behind the wheel of a clean car is such an enjoyable feeling that we encourage all drivers to clean their vehicles constantly. The transition from winter to spring represents a fantastic opportunity to do just that! We have some useful spring car cleaning tips to help you enjoy the warm spring weather.

 

  • Exterior – Giving the exterior of your vehicle a good wash is a great way to remove salt, grime, and other debris while protecting the paint. It may be worthwhile to remove the hubcaps to get to the wheel wells too. Afterward, consider waxing your vehicle to leave it shining brightly in the sunlight for weeks to come.
  • Interior – Take to the upholstery with a damp towel to remove any dirt that’s found its way into the seats. It wouldn’t hurt to vacuum thoroughly either. Invest in some specialized leather cleaner if your car has leather seats to leave a shine you’ll enjoy every time you get behind the wheel.
  • Under the Hood – Making sure there’s nothing odd stuck under the hood is another part of spring car cleaning. Keep an eye out for anything that looks abnormal and check the belts and hoses while you’re at it. Clean the battery connections if possible.

 

If you’d rather just get a new car instead of cleaning your old one, feel free to stop by and see us here at Nick Nicholas Ford. We’ll be happy to help you find your next dream car.

2017 Ford Super Duty Test Drive Tour

The all-new 2017 Ford Super Duty will be here at the end of this year. But before then, Ford is giving consumers an opportunity to take it for an early test drive before it arrives at most dealerships. Now through November 13th, there will be 29 2017 Ford Super Duty test drive events across the country.

2017 Ford Super Duty test drive event - Florida

Where and how can I drive one?

While there are, of course, numerous events in hardcore truck areas like Texas and rural areas, Ford didn’t forget about us here in Florida. From October 13th through the 16th, Ford will be at Biketoberfest in Ormond Beach with multiple trucks available to drive.

Head to SuperDutyDrive.com to register for the event and schedule a test drive. While registration is not required and you can participate just by going, if you do register, you are automatically entered to win a 2017 Ford Super Duty truck. If you actually attend the event, you will have 10x the chances to win.

At the event, Ford will have a variety of well-equipped Super Duty trucks, including F-250, F-350, and F-450 models in Lariat, King Ranch, and Platinum trims. These trucks will feature both the 6.2-liter V8 gasoline engine and the 6.7-liter Power Stroke turbo diesel.

Are you planning on attending the 2017 Ford Super Duty test drive event?

Check Out These Tricks to Keep Your Car Cool During the Summer Months

You know that stuffy, suffocating feeling inside your car, whenever you return to it after a long day of work, a few hours at the mall, or even a quick trip into the store? The summer months can truly make your car seem unbearable. If there’s anything that you can do to keep your car cool, you should take advantage of the options.

Ford Explorer - Tricks to Keep Your Car Cool

Here are some tips and tricks to keep your car cool:

  • Get a sunshade or visor, and always use it when you leave the car. You will be shocked by how much of a difference it makes.
  • Try to park in a garage or at least under the shade of a tree. The tiniest bit of shade will reduce some of the heat.
  • If you’re comfortable with it, leave your car with the windows cracked – just a tiny bit. The car will not be as stuffy when you return.
  • Lastly, if leather seats or a leather steering wheel are burning you, place a blanket or towel over them while you are gone. They won’t be as hot!

For more ideas, or to spend your season with a new set of wheels, contact us or visit us anytime at Nick Nicholas Ford.

Winter Activities in Inverness, Florida

Winter Activities in Inverness, Florida

Here in Florida, we get to enjoy mild winters with ideal temperatures. This means it is the perfect time to head outdoors. Here are some great winter activities in Inverness to keep you active all season long.

  • Rails to Trails Bike Trail. All across the country, communities are tearing out unused railroad tracks and turning those routes in paved trails perfect for biking, walking, and skating. The Withlacoochee State Trail spans 46 miles from Citrus Springs to Dade City. Inverness is right in the middle, so you can choose whether you want to head north or south.
  • Wild Bill’s Airboat Tours. Head out into Florida’s wetlands and take in the beautiful scenery and wildlife while having the time of your life.
  • Cubby’s Art Studio. See a wonderful collection of decorative glass bottles, stained glass, jewelry, mosaics, and more all available for purchase. You can even take a class and learn how to make your own stained glass.
  • Bark Central Dog Park. Spend some time outdoors with your furry friends at this great dog park located on Turner Camp Road. Let your dog off its leash to play with the other pooches.

How will you be spending your free time this winter in Inverness?