You may already be aware that October is Fall Car Care Month, but did you know that April is National Car Care Month? In our book, that’s cause to celebrate the vehicle that gets you from point A to point B every day. At Matthews Motors Wilmington, we’ve got a few ideas for how you can treat yourself and your car for such an occasion. 


Read about them below.

3 Ways to Celebrate National Car Care Month This April

Catch up on maintenance

The winters in Wilmington, North Carolina, may be mild, but that doesn’t mean your car’s components won’t be depleted once spring arrives. You’ll want to get your vehicle checked out and serviced by professionals so you can rest assured you’re ready for warm weather driving. Here are a few baseline things you can ask to have done:

  • Oil change
  • Brake inspection
  • Tire pressure check and tire rotation
  • Wiper blade replacement
  • Air conditioning system assessment

Learn how to give your car a proper wash

Making sure your car runs like a winner is one thing, but making sure it looks like one is another altogether. You may be tempted to take your vehicle through an automatic car wash, but there are proven benefits to doing it yourself. Learning how to wash your car correctly makes all the difference. Here are some basic steps: 

  1. Clean your car while it’s cool
  2. Give it a good rinse before you begin
  3. Use a car-specific cleaner
  4. Scrub with a non-abrasive towel or sponge
  5. Dry by hand

Plan a future outing

We can’t always plan where life will take us, but we can look ahead to brighter days full of adventures. There’s no better way to get your money’s worth out of your car than to drive it, and there’s no better excuse to drive your car than an outing. Whether it’s a weekend getaway or a cross-country road trip, you owe it to yourself to get out and live it up.

Do National Car Care Month Right in Wilmington, NC

We want to help you celebrate National Car Care Month the right way. Schedule a service appointment at Matthews Motors Wilmington, and our team will make sure your car is ready to go. If you want to kick this year off with something new, check out our selection of used cars for sale.