As the spring weather rolls around, many of us are going to be spring cleaning our homes and getting rid of clutter. While many are focused on spring cleaning for their homes, you also need to remember to spring clean your car!
Start the new season off fresh with a clean and well-maintained vehicle using these tips:
Over the winter months, your car probably has snow, mud, and other debris tracked into it. A great place to start with cleaning your car is to shampoo the seats to get rid of any dry dirt, stains, or rock salt debris.
You will next want to take a damp cloth and wipe down the dashboard, console, and doors. You should also shine the windows inside and out for clearer visibility.
Additionally, be sure to vacuum the car floors and seats to remove debris for a fresh, clean look. After vacuuming, take the time to go through your compartments to clean and organize them. You will also want to clean out your trunk and check that your spare tire and emergency kit are in good repair.
Spring is a great time to check on your vehicle maintenance and take care of anything that is past due. For example, check when you had your oil changed last. It is recommended that it be changed around every 5,000 to 7,500 miles. If it has been longer than that, be sure to have your oil changed to keep your car in great working order for the spring.
You should also think about the last time you changed your wiper blades. Winter can be hard on your wiper blades, so if they haven’t been working well lately, it is time for a change. Typically you will want to switch them out for new ones every 6 to 12 months.
Washing and Waxing
Now that spring is here, it’s time to remove all the salt and grime from your vehicle’s exterior. It is recommended that you use a soft cloth and a mild detergent to wash your vehicle. Rinse your vehicle and then dry it with a soft cloth. Once the vehicle is dry, you can apply a car wax of your choice to help your car shine and protect the paint from dirt and grime.
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