Spring Cleaning Tips for Your Car

The winter is tough on everyone and everything, including our cars. This spring, extend your spring cleaning routine to your vehicle, washing it down and making it shine for the warmer months. Since spring cleaning is typically the time we do a thorough cleaning rather than just a cursory one, devote the extra time to cleaning up your car in a way that will make it feel luxuriously new. Here are some cleaning tips for your car that we recommend.

Wash exterior:

When the temperature is high enough that you want to spend afternoon outdoors, listen to your favorite tunes as you take the time to thoroughly wash down the exterior of your car after the winter wear-and-tear. Wash off winter’s dirt, salt, and grime, and shine the windows so they look like new. Maybe even polish and wax your car’s finish. You should also check your windshield wiper blades to make sure they’re still in good shape and ready for spring rainfall.

Deep clean interior:

After months of keeping the windows up and letting a bit of trash accumulate on your car’s floor, take the time to deep clean the interior’s carpet and upholstery. Use a vacuum or carpet cleaning machine on both the floor and seats, wipe down the dash and console, and add an air freshener of your favorite scent. Additionally, remove any winter weather accessories and store them away for the warmer months.

If your vehicle requires extensive service to prepare for the spring season, bring it on down to Harvey’s GM, where we are happy to help.


North American Car of the Year is 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

Every year at the North American International Auto Show held in Detroit, a panel of automotive experts and journalists choose what they believe to be the best new car of the year. At this year’s show, held last month, the all-new 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV was named the North American Car of the Year.

This award is considered one of the most prestigious awards in the automotive industry. It is the Bolt EV’s latest award in a long list of accolades that includes the Motor Trend 2017 Car of the Year, a spot on Car and Driver’s 10Best Cars list, and more.

“The Bolt EV fulfills Chevrolet’s promise to offer an affordable, long-range electric,” said Mark Reuss, executive vice president, GM Global Product Development. “It is a game-changer that is not only a great electric vehicle; it’s a great vehicle — period.”

With the all-new Bolt EV, buyers across the country will get to experience an electric car unlike any other. It offers an EPA-estimated 238 miles of range when fully charged. It has a starting price of $37,495; however, many buyers may be able to qualify for a federal tax incentive up to $7,500, making the Bolt EV cost less than $30,000.

The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV has already started arriving at dealerships and will be available nationwide by mid-2017.