Tips to Spring Clean Your Car

Winter is winding down and spring is around the corner here in Dixon, and it’s the perfect time to rid your car of its winter gear and give it a good spring clean. If you and your family want to give your Nissan a deep scrub, check out these helpful tips:

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Declutter

The first step is the easiest: you need to remove the junk and clutter from your Nissan. Not only will this immediately make your car look better, it will also reveal other messes that need your attention. Besides, who needs the winter gloves and scarves littered all over the backseat when you really need access to your umbrella instead?

Clean Your Upholstery

Clearing out your car should give you a good idea of what parts of your upholstery and floors need to be scrubbed or vacuumed. Use a microfiber cloth to wipe down all surfaces, even the ceiling.

Dust

Dust your dashboard, center console, and vents so you can easily breathe in the fresh spring air. Don’t forget to reach all the way up on the dashboard to where it meets the windshield.

Scrub Your Mats

Remove the layers of salt, grime, and slush by taking your mats out, shaking them down, and scrubbing them thoroughly. Don’t be afraid to take a power washer to your mats.

Wash It

Once the interior is fresh and clean, finish the job with a detailed car wash. Make sure to focus on wheel wells, hubcaps, and the underside of your Nissan, as they took the brunt of the impact during winter.

If your car needs some maintenance or repairs to make it truly ready for warm weather, contact our service department at Ken Nelson Nissan.

Tips to Get Back on Track with Your New Year’s Resolutions

Tips to Get Back on Track with Your New Year’s Resolutions - Dixon, IL
Tips to Get Back on Track with Your New Year’s Resolutions – Dixon, IL

If you’ve already slacked off on your New Year’s resolutions, you are not alone. According to Statistic Brain Research Institute, more than 40 percent of people who set goals for the beginning of the year abandon them in the first few months. Here are some ideas for getting those goals back on track.

Remind Yourself Why You Wanted to Do This

 Making lasting changes in our behavior can be uncomfortable, and when we feel discomfort, our natural inclination is to move back to our comfort zone. Remind yourself why your goal is important.

Look at Your Stumbles in a More Positive Light

Nothing teaches life lessons better than failure. Take a look at your situation and try to find the important lessons in it so that the next try will be more successful.

Tweak Your Goal

Sometimes your goal is not formulated correctly and you are focusing on the wrong thing. If you goal is to make more money, how are you going to get there? Perhaps a goal of finding a new job combined with reducing expenses would be a better way to go.

Ask for Help

We can’t do everything on our own. If your New Year’s resolution was to lose weight, it can be easier to do with a friend. The two of you can keep each other motivated to go to the gym and watch calories.

If one of your 2020 goals is purchasing a new ride or taking better care of your current one, contact us here at Ken Nelson Nissan