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SPONSORED: ‘Winter Is Finally Over’ Spring Cleaning Specials Now at Jeff’s Performance Plus

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 @ 12:04 AM

Posted by Tyler Ochs

jeffs HondaAccord_BeforeAfter_InteriorDetailJeff’s Performance Plus in Shippenville is offering “Winter Is Finally Over” spring cleaning specials!

Wash and Wax

A good, thorough wash and wax is the most important thing to do with your car once the winter is over.

Winter driving can cause a huge amount of road grime, debris and — worst of all — salt to build up on your car. You want to make sure those items are long gone before spring starts. Allowing debris and grime to build up on your car can affect its paint and finish while allowing salt to build up can lead to rust and other serious problems.

When you wash your vehicle does it feel like sandpaper? Not have the shine that it used to?

Clean the Inside, Too

Nobody wants to spend time cleaning out their car during a cold winter day. That’s why spring is the perfect time to clean your car’s interior, so spend a day doing some spring cleaning. Remove and throw away all the interior papers, trash, and other items that have accrued over the winter. Not only will you have a clean car, but your spring cleaning can be done when it’s more temperate and comfortable outside — especially important if you have to vacuum your carpets and seats.

The Importance of Undercoating Your Car

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Your car is a major investment, and it should be protected!

Rust can reduce the shelf life of your vehicle, so it’s vital to take steps to prevent rust from happening!

You may think that you’re driving your car on the safest road, and “there is no chance to get rust.”

But, the fact is: even the safest drivers’ encounter daily challenges, and any of them can wreak havoc on your vehicle’s appearance. Abrasive road salt, sticky tree sap, fine scratches left by low-hanging tree limbs — all can rub away the manufacturer’s paint and the swipe away the coat on top of it.

Once your vehicle’s paint begins chipping away, damaging rust isn’t far behind.

  • Rust never quits, it happens in spring, summer, fall and in winter.
  • Protect you investment to with a thorough cleaning of salt and winter road grime off your vehicle
  • Pressure washing of undercarriage to remove all contaminates associated with the rust process is critical for preserving the underside of your vehicle
  • A freshly applied coat of PFC undercoat to help prevent the rust and corrosion process

Ultimate Spring Cleaning Special

Protect your investment: three packages depending on your vehicle

1. Cars $250.00 includes

  • Thorough undercarriage pressure wash, PFC undercoating up to two quarts
  • Full Detail up to four hours
  • Exterior wash, clay bar, wax, and tire shine
  • Interior dash, trim, windows, steam cleaning

2. Small SUV-Vans-trucks $275.00

  • Thorough undercarriage pressure wash, PFC undercoating up to three quarts
  • Full Detail up to four hours
  • Exterior wash, clay bar, wax, and tire shine
  • Interior dash, trim, windows, steam cleaning

3. Full size SUV-Vans-trucks $325.00

  • Thorough undercarriage pressure wash, PFC undercoating up to four quarts
  • Full Detail up to four hours
  • Exterior wash, clay bar, wax, and tire shine
  • Interior dash, trim, windows, steam cleaning

Check Your Tire Pressures

Tire pressure is especially important in the spring. As air temperatures get cooler during the winter, tire pressures decrease, which probably caused you to fill up your tires during the winter months. But, as the air gets warmer again in the spring, tire pressures can increase. If the pressure increases past your manufacturer specification (because you added air during the winter), it can seriously affect your car’s drivability and fuel economy. This is an important part of car care, so if you don’t feel comfortable checking your car’s tire pressures by yourself, take it to an auto parts store or a national shop — such as Big O Tires, Sears Auto Center, or Firestone — which will usually perform the check for a low price or maybe even for free.

Inspect Your Wiper Blades

As spring starts and temperatures warm up, check your wiper blades for any signs of cracking or wear. The wiper itself could wear dramatically over the winter due to ice buildup or other issues on your windshield. In most parts of the country, you’ll need those wipers for spring rains, so be sure they’re in good working order after winter comes and goes.

Check Under the Hood

Do a thorough check under your hood to make sure your car’s engine made it through the winter without problems. Specifically, check belts and hoses to ensure the cold temperatures haven’t rendered them brittle or heavily worn. Check your coolant to make sure it’s not too old — an important factor for avoiding overheating as temperatures gradually climb. If you aren’t comfortable performing these checks on your own, contact a local mechanic. While you may get billed for an hour of labor, it’s better than going into the spring with potential issues lurking under your hood.

Check Alignment and Suspension

Winter is known for being harsh on roads, and that in turn can be harsh on your vehicle. If you find yourself frequently traversing roads with huge potholes or rocks that have emerged from the asphalt, it could ruin your car’s alignment or damage suspension components.

Our advice: If you’ve taken your car to a mechanic to check under the hood, ask for a quick suspension and alignment check to make sure nothing is too far outside the manufacturer’s specifications.

Winter’s Finally Over Spring Car Care $99 Special

Includes: Tire rotation, check tire pressure, alignment check, brake inspection, under hood fluids check, new front wiper blades, inspect belts and hoses, suspension check, and a thorough once over of your vehicle to ensure no break downs and safe travels.

Jeff’s Performance Plus is located on the River Hill at 10760 US-322, Shippenville, PA. They can be reached by phone at 814-226-6900, on the web at or on Facebook here.


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