5 Tips for Spring Cleaning Your Vehicle

Your car endures a lot during the winter months. As spring approaches, give it the TLC it deserves with these 4 quick tips for spring cleaning your vehicle.

Tip 1 – Say Goodbye to Winter

Winter weather can take a toll on your vehicle. Give the exterior of your vehicle a good washing, paying special attention to the undercarriage where road salt and dirt can build up. If you are having trouble cleaning all the nooks and crannies turn the sprinkler on underneath your car and let it knock off all the grime. After all signs of winter are gone, prep for spring and all the pollen it brings by applying a fresh coat of wax.

Tip 2 – Wipe down windshield wipers, window edges and door wells

Some of the dirtiest places in your car are places you never think to look. Roll down all the windows half way and clean the top edge with diluted vinegar and newsprint to get those hard to reach places. Next, wipe down your windshield wipers with rubbing alcohol and a paper towel to make them like new. Finally, take soap, water and a rag to your door wells where grease and dirt collect.

Tip 3– Vacuum the dash, doors and consoles

Anything that isn’t carpet or upholstery, give it a run with the vacuum. To keep pesky dash dust from spreading everywhere, first hit it with a soft brush and then come behind with the vacuum hose.  

Tip 4 – Wash and protect all non-cloth or suede surfaces

Now that you have removed all dust and crumbs, say goodbye to stubborn dirt. Use cleaning wipes and solutions designed specifically for car interiors like these here. Be sure to not to use regular soap as it can strip the interior materials of your vehicle making it easier for them to be damaged.

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