Jul 192019
 
Car Detailing Tips

The hard reality of proud car ownership is that the showroom shine can be hard to keep on your car. Luckily, the new car sparkle is not impossible to regain. Detailing your car — the process of carefully washing, waxing, and polishing — is a great activity to do right at home that can keep your car looking as impressive as the day you first brought it home. To get the most out of your detailing efforts, make sure to follow these tips for detailing your car.

Cloth vs Sponge

When it comes to washing and drying, the old-fashioned sponge is out and the new-age cloth is in. Not only do soft, microfiber cloths make washing and especially drying your car easier, they also they reduce the risk of scratching when drying and leaving streaks on your car. Get a couple, and make sure to keep your washing and drying cloth separate.

Invest In a Power Buffer

A power buffer takes polishing your car to the next level, and there is perhaps no better way to truly see the results of your efforts than to use one. Make sure you’re using it properly for the best results — apply wax evenly with the power buffer, but remove it with a cloth. This will avoid streaking or even burning the paint with the machine.

Another way to keep your ride like new is to invest in preventative maintenance. Schedule service at Hurlbert Toyota in Epping, New Hampshire, today!

May 292019
 
Car Seat Covers | Epping, NH

If you’re looking for new car seat covers, consider which ones are best for your Toyota. Here are five different car seat covers that perfectly fit your Toyota.

Fia TR40 Wrangler Saddle Blanket Seat Covers

If you like a unique style but still need incredible durability, these country western style seats are perfect for your Toyota Tacoma.

Dry Rub Car Seat Cover

This protective car seat cover keeps your seats from getting stained from spilled drinks and more. These seats are especially good for athletes as they are anti-sweat. Their sleek and simple look make them perfect for vehicles like the Toyota Avalon.

4Knines Dog Seat Cover with Hammock

If you want your dog to enjoy the back of your car’s seat but you want to protect the seats, this seat cover is perfect. It hugs onto your vehicle’s back seats in a hammock style so that your dog can lay down. This hammock fits cars, trucks, and SUVs, so it’s perfect for the Toyota 4Runner or the Toyota Prius.

Saddleman Custom Made Front Bucket Seat Covers – Neoprene

If you have front bucket seats, like in the Toyota Sienna, then these are some of the most luxurious seat covers you can get. The Neoprene material is durable and completely waterproof.

Coverking Tailored Seat Cover

If style is your priority, then check out these boldly-patterned seat covers that offer ample comfort. They’re ideal for any Toyota ride.

Learn about more car tips from Hurlburt Toyota in Epping, NH, by visiting our website.

Mar 152019
 
Service Tips | Epping, NH

It might seem hard to believe, but spring is right around the corner here in New Hampshire. This past winter was long, cold, and incredibly snowy. Now, that we have dug ourselves out, it is time for your car to transition from winter to spring. These few tips should help get you started.

Wash It

Your car is likely covered in road salt and other grime from all that winter driving. Give it a thorough wash and don’t forget about the undercarriage. Finish it off with a new coat of wax and keep it sparkling all spring and summer long.

Clean It Out

Make the inside look as good as the outside with a deep cleaning. Take everything out of your car. Wash the floor mats by spraying them down with the hose. Leave them to dry sitting in the sun. Meanwhile, wide down all the hard surfaces inside and vacuum your car from top to bottom.

Check Your Tires

With potholes riddling our roads, your car’s tires are bound to suffer. Give them a thorough inspection and looks for signs of uneven wear as this could indicate an alignment issue. If you made the switch to winter tires, go ahead and put your all season set back on.

Routine Maintenance

Get caught up on any routine maintenance you may have missed, including oil changes, tire rotations, and fluid changes.

For all your springtime maintenance needs, stop into Hurlbert Toyota.

Jul 152018
 

summer car care

We’re finally getting a break from the cold weather, but that doesn’t mean you should neglect performing routine car maintenance until another winter rolls around. Here are five crucial summer car care tips you shouldn’t forget.

Air Filter

Decomposing winter leaves can clog up your car’s air filter, so make sure you have your filter checked as summer begins. Filters are relatively inexpensive and are important for ensuring optimal performance, so it’s a good idea to replace them annually.

Tires

Changes in temperature can cause fluctuations in the pressure of your car’s tires. This summer, keep an eye on your vehicle’s tire pressure and consider replacing the whole set if they’re not looking threadbare.

Air-Conditioning System

A properly functioning air-conditioning system can make all the difference between and excellent and a miserable driving experience. If your air-conditioning isn’t pumping out cool air like it used to, see a technician to have it checked before the hottest days of the year arrive.

Windshield Wipers

Between ice, snow, freezing temperatures, and salt, the winter can do a number on your car’s wiper blades. If any of your vehicle’s wiper blades look bent, worn, or damaged, replace them now before they become a safety hazard.

Wash and Wax

Finally, don’t forget to hit the car wash this summer. Washing your car removes harmful corrosive residue that tends to build up over the winter months, while a high grade wax seals your car’s exterior, protecting it from the elements.

If you are concerned about your car’s air-conditioning, windshield wipers, or anything else, visit us at Hurlbert Toyota; our service team will be happy to help you.