dirty-carEveryone wants to take pride in the things they own, including your car. In order to feel the greatest towards your car, we would prefer it to be clean. Sometimes though, we can tend to focus too much on the exterior of our car, and forget about the interior. We have collected several steps on how to best clean the interior of your car:

1. First, remove all trash from your car as well as any items that don’t belong in the car. This includes any loose items such as wrappers, empty bags, cans, as well as items that could just be taking up excess space in our car be it clothing, or heavier items. Keep in mind, the heavier the item in your car is, the more it could potentially be increasing your fuel efficiency and gas mileage. No one wants that.

2. Vacuum out your interior. It’s amazing what a change can be made with just a little vacuuming. For this, it is best to use a stronger vacuum, as to remove all the debris in the tight spots that surround your interior.

3. Use some car-product manufactured cleaning materials such as the wipes made by Armor All. Clean all around the interior parts such as the steering wheel, seats, and of course, don’t forget the dashboard.

4. Clean the inside of your windshield. This can too often be overlooked, and should not be, as it too can certainly get dirty. Use some glass cleaner such as Windex and paper towels, you will be seeing straight ahead again!

If you follow these helpful hints, you will once again take full pride in your vehicle and be ready to show it off to all your friends.

Tires - Granite FordTires deflate. Unfortunately, this is just a part of driving a car. Tire manufacturers around the world are constantly working on developing new and better technology that can help drivers avoid fluctuations in tire pressure, but changes still occur. When your tires are properly inflated, your vehicle benefits from improved fuel efficiency.

Gas prices continue to climb each year; making a simple habit out of maintaining your tire’s air pressure levels could save you money at the pump. In addition to enhanced fuel economy, properly inflated tires also reduce the likelihood of accidents. Tire blowouts most commonly occur when tires aren’t inflated to their correct levels.

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Night Driving - Granite FordNight driving is considerably different than driving during the day. When your eyes are suddenly struck by a burst of someone’s high beams, it can be annoying and dangerous. Your depth perception is worse during low-light driving and the risks are high.

We’ve got a couple quick tips that can help you stay safe while cruising around after dark. A lot of vehicles automatically dim the instrument panel lights automatically, but we highly recommend this practice.

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Classic Car Show - Granite FordOur 4th Annual Classic Car Show for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure is this Sunday, August 18th, 2013. Please come and join us at Granite Ford on Route 11 in Rochester, New Hampshire for a great event for an amazing cause.

The Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation is one of the world’s leading charitable organizations and we’re proud to work with them on this event. The time of the event is 9:00 am – 1:00 pm.

Judging will occur at 11:00 am and trophies will be awarded to the winning participants at 12:00 pm.

There is a vehicle registration fee of $5.00 and there is a suggested walk-in donation of $1.00. We can’t wait to see you there!

Oil Change - Granite FordOil changes are the the most important part of keeping your engine running for years to come. When oil becomes sludge, your engine can drag and result in costly repairs. A lot of people around the country do not know that they can easily change their own oil. Failing to maintain regular oil changes could eventually result in high repair costs if your engine locks up and dies.

In some cases, people are forced to purchase new vehicles simply due to a lack of consistent vehicle maintenance. One thing to remember before changing your oil: check your owner’s manual and filler cap to determine the ideal oil for your engine. The owner’s manual will also tell you the correct quantity of oil and recommended intervals for oil changes.

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Granite Ford Blog - Granite FordWelcome to the new Granite Ford Blog! We’re going to be posting tons of great and useful tips on car maintenance and more. Our posts come out regularly – so you’ll definitely want to check back often for more updates and useful do-it-yourself information about vehicle maintenance.

If you’re looking for a blog that will get better with each and every read, then you’ve come to the right place.

We’re the best Ford dealer in the Rochester, New Hampshire area and we love selling people cars made by the best manufacturer in the world: Ford. Each and every vehicle we sell is the best and highest quality vehicles in town.

Our dealership also has an amazing parts, body, and service department that can get your car fixed up after an accident – or help with repairs.

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