As we put winter behind us, it’s time to look forward to warm weather and salt-free roads. With sunny days and a bright, blue sky comes the motivation to clean, leading many people to deep clean their homes in the spring. But what about your car? After the hard winter months, it likely needs a good wash too, and we’ve put together these spring cleaning tips for your car to help you out.
There are a number of things you should do to clean the exterior of your car:
- Wash the entire body with a carwash product. Use two buckets — one for clean, soapy water and the other for dirty rinse water.
- Scrub your tires. Use a firm brush and tire-cleaning spray.
- Clean the underbody with a hose.
- Dry the body with a clean, microfiber towel.
When you’re done with the exterior, move on to the interior (although it doesn’t really matter which order you do it in).
- Remove all the clutter in the car.
- Vacuum the rugs, floor mats, seats, and trunk.
- Use a cleaning spray and microfiber cloth to clean the dash and console, as well as other non-seating and non-leather surfaces.
- For leather upholstery, use an approved cleaning agent.
- Clean the windows by applying glass cleaner directly onto cloth.
- Clean the floor mats, even if you’ve vacuumed them. Use carpet cleaner on carpet floor mats, and soapy water on rubber mats.
When you’re done cleaning the car, the next step is to take it to Midwest Superstore to make sure all of the mechanical parts are in good working order!