Clean Engine Bays

Clean Engine Bay


A clean engine bay can save you a lot of money! Because today’s cars are loaded with complex –expensive electronics and computers it’s more important than ever to keep your engine compartment clean. Often seemingly impossible to diagnose electronics problems occur simply because oil and grease build up under the car’s hood and over time works its way into wire connectors and computer sensors. Because a car’s electronics work on incredibly tiny amounts of electricity it doesn’t take much dirt in a connector to cause a major problem. Also grease and oil cause rubber in expensive belts — hoses and other rubber-based parts under the hood to swell up — become soft and fall apart. A lot of premature belt and hose failures can be traced directly to a dirty — greasy or oily engine compartment. Last but definitely not least — when it comes time to sell or trade — a clean car always brings more money. Learn how to properly clean your engine compartment — keep it clean and you’ll avoid many costly and aggravating problems.

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Jeffrey Worst said:

May 19, 2015 at 12:17 pm

What is the proper way to clean an engine bay? How often should it be done?

Marcy said:

June 1, 2015 at 11:19 am

If it is really dirty use an engine cleaner like Gunk and follow the directions carefully. I use some of the wash water and a separate mitt on my cars from day one every time I wash the car to keep it always clean.

Pat Goss

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