5 Tips for Spring Cleaning Your Car
Cleaning your car might not be on the top of your spring cleaning list, but it’s an important task that is often overlooked. Throughout the winter, mud, salt, and other debris get dragged into your car, and before long, it can take a toll on your vehicle.
Even though it takes a bit of elbow grease, cleaning your car is a job that’s well worth it: driving a fresh and clean vehicle is a great feeling, and what better time to enjoy that feeling than when winter is on its way out and sunny days are on their way? Oh, and best of all, keeping your car clean can help maintain its value of the years!
Here are six steps for spring cleaning your car:
- First things first: It’s time to remove your winter tires! It’s also a good time to clean those tires before you put them away until next year because it will save you a task down the road.
- Clean the outside: All the salt and mud that’s accumulated on your vehicle throughout the winter will disappear before your eyes with a good car washing! Be sure to clean the underbody of your vehicle too, because this is often where most of the material gathers.
- Remove debris from inside your vehicle: Before you start vacuuming and cleaning inside your car, take out all the garbage and other debris that’s accumulated. This will make it easier to clean, and it will also make sure important items don’t get vacuumed.
- Wipe away the mess: Spray the plastic surfaces inside your vehicle with a product that’s safe for vehicles and wipe with a microfiber cloth. Next, spray the leather surfaces with an approved cleaner and wipe them too.
- Deep clean the soft surfaces: Now it’s time to vacuum any carpeted upholstery in your vehicle, including the trunk and floor mats. If you have rubber floor mats, use an approved cleaner on those too.
Streak-free: Before you’re done, you’ll want to use a glass cleaner and a cloth to clean the windows inside your vehicle, too!