Eight Spring Cleaning Hacks for Your Car

Nobody truly enjoys spring cleaning. Particularly when it comes to sprucing up your ride, so it would be great if someone else took care of things on your behalf. But assuming you’ve chosen the DIY option…albeit reluctantly…you may as well make things as easy on yourself as possible.

On the plus side, get it right with your annual auto spring clean and you’ll be looking at results that last. So, with this in mind, here are a bunch of epic hacks and tips for spring cleaning your car to make things a whole lot easier:

  1. Brush out your air vents – Dirty and dusty air vents do nothing but blast dirt and debris all over your interiors. So, if you’re going to clean the inside of your car, you may as well grab an old paintbrush and brush out your vents while you’re at it. This should prevent things from deteriorating quite as quickly next time around.
  2. Cake 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 harbor 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 get away with using an old toothbrush.
  4. Problematic pet hair – One of the quickest and easiest ways to eliminate problematic 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. Simply mix together some 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. Instead, it’s simply a case of removing them from your car, spring them with stain remover and giving it an hour or so to get to work. After which, simply toss them in the washing machine on a warm cycle and presto…good as new!

If this all sounds far too much like hard work you can schedule a professional auto detail with Rhinelander Collision Center and have us handle the dirty work for you! Call us on 715-369-1144 today.

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