1) How to Jumpstart Your Battery: It all happens to us at least once in our driving lives, either by waking up or walking to your car and your battery is dead. This dilemma can be caused by a variety of factors, like leaving a light on, or an alternator issue, and almost always happens at the most inconvenient times. Thanks to Dads however, we now carry a set up jumper cables in the trunk, and make sure to not let the wires touch!
2) How to Properly Hand Wash Your (or his) Car: Back in simpler times, before directional videos were online, Dads would teach their kids how to wash a car. Dad expected you to start washing the cars, or at least your own, usually by the time you became a teenager. If you complained about wanting to use a car wash, he explained to you to the importance of hand washing versus a car wash machine and made you sit for hours while he practiced his “wax on/wax off “routine.
3)Keep Your Car Clean: Along with all his great accolades about the importance of proper car care; Dad always had great advice on how to save gas as well. Since every extra few pounds add to the stress that is put on the engine, Dad would make sure you kept the inside of your car and trunk cleaned out. Books, shoes, athletic equipment, and whatever other random junk you’ve ever had in your ride, Dad constantly reminded you of the gas you could save be clearing it out.
4)Invest in a Windshield Scraper: It may seem like such a small detail, but in hindsight, there have been many an icy morning, when those scrapers have come in handy. Living in a place that’s accustomed to snow and winter weather, it’s not uncommon to come outside after work, or even a short run in the store and have frosty buildup on your windshields. Thanks to Dad, you probably keep one in your trunk along with a spare tire and jumper cables.
We’ll be retweeting the best Father’s Day Car Tips, and from everyone at the Fairfax Auto Repair family, Happy Father’s Day!