Monthly Archives: March 2020

Car Sanitization Practices During COVID-19 Outbreak

Car Sanitization Practices During COVID-19 Outbreak

At Dempster's Quality Car Care, we understand that the current state of our world is scary and uncertain. With the rapid spread of COVID-19 in the past few weeks, many changes have been made and orders put into place to stop the spread of the virus and keep as many people healthy as possible. While you may be scrambling to wash your hands regularly and sanitize surfaces, we encourage you not to forget about your vehicle. Whether you are still traveling to work or just using your vehicle to go to the store for supplies, be sure that you are sanitizing your vehicle.  The most important areas to sanitize in your car are the steering wheel, door handles, gear shifter, emergency parking brakes, and middle console controls. Also, we recommend sanitizing your blinker, wipers, locks, and window controls. You should do this any time your enter your vehicle. According to health officials, COVID-19 can live on surfaces for up to 3 days. Try to avoid touching your face, nose, or mouth ar ... read more

A Warning Light Appeared on my Dashboard - What Does it Mean?

Most modern vehicles are equipped with intelligent computer systems that keep track of your vehicle's operation. If something goes wrong, your vehicle will let you know by illuminating a warning light on your dashboard. This will indicate that it has detected an issue with a system, depending on what warning light has turned on. Lets look at some of the most important warning lights and what they indicate.  ABS warning light - this is the anti-lock braking system warning light, which means that there is something wrong with this system. The ABS system helps to keep your wheels from locking up when you brake hard. Airbag warning light - tells you that one or more of your airbags is malfunctioning.  Battery warning light - this shows that your battery or a component of the starting or charging system is faulty. Brake system warning light - your vehicle has detected an issue with your brakes.  Check engine light - an issue has been detected with a component within ... read more

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