Add cleaning your vehicle’s engine to your list of auto maintenance. It sounds like a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be. Cleaning under the hood is important to help keep your engine running cooler. It’s also the perfect opportunity to check all your vehicle’s fluid levels and inspect hoses and belts. CardinaleWay Mazda Corona, your favorite Corona dealership, recommends cleaning your engine compartment at least once or twice a year. That’s because debris and grime accumulates under the hood of your vehicle and can be detrimental to parts of your engine, battery and electrical wiring. For instance, a buildup of grime can lead to corrosion which is particularly harmful to your vehicle’s battery.
What You Need To Know About Cleaning Under The Hood
There are three very critical pieces of information you should know before you begin cleaning your vehicle’s engine compartment. First, make sure the engine is cold. Secondly, never use a hose or power washer to spray water under your hood. Water can damage electrical wiring and components. Lastly, refrain from using abrasive cleaning solvents which can also be harmful.
Steps To Take To Clean Your Vehicle’s Engine Compartment
Start by removing any loose debris that you see under the hood. You can use a small broom or even a leaf blower to remove the debris. Next, use soft cloths or microfiber towels moistened with a mild cleaning solution. You can even use Dawn dishwashing detergent mixed with water. Wipe down all the surfaces in the engine compartment. Inspect the battery for signs of corrosion, removing the battery caps as well. Use a wire brush or soft cloth to remove any corrosion. Check all the fluid levels and inspect belts and hoses for any signs of cracks, leakage or slippage. Also check the wiring and hoses for any signs of rodent tampering. Tiny critters love to sharpen their teeth on tasty wiring.
Let CardinaleWay Mazda Corona Take Care Of Your Vehicle
Bring your vehicle to CardinaleWay Mazda Corona for all your service needs. Our Service technicians are highly trained and can help you establish a regular maintenance schedule for your vehicle. From rotating tires to a transmission tune up, we do it all. We hope you’ll visit us first the next time you’re in the market for a new vehicle. Check out our huge inventory of the latest Mazda models like the 2017 Mazda3 sports car or the 2017 Mazda CX-5 crossover SUV.
CardinaleWay Mazda Corona
2595 Wardlow Road
Corona, CA 92882