How to Clean Your Car Quickly

With the right tools, you can wash your car in half the time and still achieve a sleek, gleaming result. The key to cleaning your car quickly is to use the right tools, including a garden hose and spray nozzle, car wash mitt, car shampoo, bucket with fresh water, glass cleaner, and a clean microfiber cloth.

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La Quinta Cadillac's Tips for Handling a Roadside Emergency

Roadside emergencies can happen anywhere, including in La Quinta. Do you know how to react if your car breaks down while you are on the road? The team at La Quinta Cadillac wants to help make sure you do.

If you suspect that your vehicle is breaking down, do not hesitate. Get off the road as far as you can. If you end up stuck in the middle of a lane - that is considered an emergency, and calling 911 is appropriate. Turn on your flashers and wait for help to arrive.

If you have made it to the shoulder, you…

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These Fluid Leaks Are Common - Learn to Spot Them

As a vehicle owner in La Quinta you should be aware of common automotive leaks. Some leaks are very minor, while others require a major repair. La Quinta Cadillac wants you to be aware of signs of these common fluid leaks so that you can take the appropriate action.

When you notice a fluid leak under the hood, a pressurized hose is usually the culprit. Your power steering system or braking system may be leaking. The fluid color can vary but is often a pinkish or red color. A crack in a hose can send hydraulic fluid spraying upward toward…

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Use These Tips to Avoid Hydroplaning

If you get nervous whenever you have to drive in the rain, you're not alone. Hydroplaning is a very easy thing to do when there's lots of water on the road, and it can be a really scary experience. At La Quinta Cadillac, we want to help keep you and your passengers safer by giving you these tips to avoid hydroplaning.

First of all, avoid making any sharp or quick turns. When you quickly turn the wheels on your vehicle as you're moving in a certain direction, it's more likely that your vehicle is going to…
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How to Clean Your Engine

Cleaning an engine doesn't need to be difficult. At La Quinta Cadillac, we recommend that you clean your engine at least every year, or every time you notice it is getting dirty. If you keep up on your cleaning, you won't need more than an hour to have a sparkling engine.

The first step of cleaning an engine is to remove any plastic covers so you can clean them separately and disconnecting the battery. Taking off the negative terminal is enough. Then you cover the battery and electronic components with plastic so they won't get wet.

 
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Are you Familiar with Gaskets?

To make a car's engine operate smoothly, it takes fuel, a cooling system, water, and gaskets. The latter isn't always mentioned as a factor but plays an integral role in keeping the engine from dying out. If you were to place all the gaskets out of your engine, it would quickly overheat and stall out. Think of gaskets as a sort of interior engine purifier. Though that might sound odd, the air in your engine must be clean to run well. Gaskets do this by blocking out dust and dirt from entering the interior parts.

Altogether, they keep…

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