How To Clean Your Used Chevy in Eustis, FL

It’s always exciting when you buy a car, whether it’s pre-owned or brand new. When you bring home your new-to-you Chevy in Eustis, Florida, it can be tempting to get behind the wheel right away. However, if you purchased a used Chevy, one of the first things you should do is clean it and then resolve to clean it consistently moving forward.

Wipe down the steering wheel

Remember that your Chevy’s previous owner and potentially others had their hands on the steering wheel. Use disinfectant to wipe down the steering wheel and get rid of any gunk that has built up.

Remove the headrest

Before driving your used Chevy home, remove your headrest or put a towel over it so your head doesn’t touch the headrest before you get a chance to clean it. Then, you should scrub and sanitize all the headrests as soon as you can.

Wash the upholstery and mats

Thoroughly vacuum and wash the car’s upholstery, including all the creases and crevices in between the seats. In addition, remove your floor mats and scrub them with shampoo and water.

Replace the cabin air filter

Make sure you are breathing fresh air in your pre-owned Chevy by replacing the cabin air filter with a brand new one and spraying the intake vent with a disinfectant. This helps ensure your ventilation system is fully sanitized without smoke or particulates lingering.  

If you’re looking for a reliable used Chevy, contact us at Vann Gannaway Chevrolet and schedule a test drive in one of our models.

How to Get Sand Out of Your Car

At the BeachLiving in Florida has a variety of benefits. One of those is living so close to so many beautiful beaches. However, after spending a sunny day at the beach, the inevitable happens—you get sand in your car or truck. Here are a few tips on how to get that sand out of your car.

Shake It Out

Once you get home from the beach, carefully take everything out of your car and shake it out. This includes the floor mats and any seat protectors you might have. When you are planning a trip to the beach, it is a good idea to use covers on the seats and floors, or at least towels, if you don’t have anything else.

Vacuum

If sand does get in your carpet or upholstery, you need to get it out as quickly as possible. This is because as it works itself into the carpet, it can eventually break apart the fibers. After shaking everything out, use a strong vacuum to suck up all the sand. Make sure you get in between all the crevices. Use a damp microfiber cloth to clean up any remaining particles. You can also use q-tips to clean in hard-to-reach areas.

If you need a new vehicle to take to the beach, or you’re just looking for some new floor mats to help keep the sand contained, contact us at Vann Gannaway Chevrolet.