Eight Spring Cleaning Tips for Your Car

We know Spring cleaning isn’t a favorite task for everyone, particularly when it comes to cars.  But if you take the time, you’ll have results that last.

Here are eight epic tips for Spring cleaning your car:

  1. Brush out your air vents – Dirty and dusty air vents blast dirt and debris throughout your interior. If you’re going to clean the inside of your car, you may as well grab an old paintbrush and brush out your vents.
  2. Cupcake liners for cup holders – There’s no bigger headache than cleaning the sticky build-up of gunge out of the bottom of your car’s cup holders. To prevent the problem from happening again, simply take a few cupcake liners and position them in place. Nobody will see them, but they’ll do a great job keeping things clean.
  3. Probe those crevices – What’s the secret to getting into those annoying crevices that trap dirt like nowhere else? It’s easy – simply take a rag or cloth and wrap it around the head of a small screwdriver. If the crevices aren’t too deep, you might also use an old toothbrush.
  4. Problematic pet hair – One of the quickest and easiest ways to eliminate pet hair is to first give your car’s upholstery a quick mist of water from a spray bottle. This will help loosen the hair on the surface, after which you can simply take a squeegee (usually reserved for cleaning windows) and scrape the carpet of hair away.
  5. Radiant rims – There’s a simple concoction that can shine hubcaps and alloys every bit as good as a specialist cleaning product. Mix together powdered laundry detergent and water to create a paste, before getting to work on your wheels with a toothbrush. Rinse it away and admire your handiwork!
  6. Windshield wipers – If your windshield wipers are doing little other than smear moisture and dirt all over the place, you might not necessarily need to replace them. Instead, apply some rubbing alcohol to a clean cloth and give them a good wipe. This could restore them back to their former glory and effectiveness.
  7. Don’t forget the dashboard – There’s a huge catalog of products on the market for cleaning your car’s dashboard. The thing is, almost none get the job done quite as well as a gentle rub with a little olive oil. Seriously – try it once and you’ll see what we mean!
  8. Fabulous floor mats – Last but not least, erasing every trace of winter from your car’s carpet mats doesn’t have to be difficult. Simply remove them from your car, spray them with stain remover and give it an hour or so to work. Afterwards, toss them in the washing machine on a warm cycle and presto…good as new!

If this all sounds like too much hard work, call us to schedule a professional auto detail and we’ll handle the dirty work for you!

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