Winter is finally over. For us, that means travel season is back. As the weather starts getting warmer, we start planning what road trips we are going to take. Not to mention the road trips that just kind of pop up on a Saturday morning because it is just too nice to not go somewhere new. Chances are, your car has been getting neglected in the cleaning department over the winter. It is that way for most of us. Who wants to be outside cleaning the car when it is freezing outside? Besides getting neglected with cleaning, did you know that winter is the hardest time of year on a car? The roads are icy and slushy, covered in salt, which is bad for the car. It is cold and the temperatures can car quickly, which can be rough on the engine and battery. But now that the weather is getting nice, and it is time to get back out and about, it is a great time to do some Spring cleaning on the car.
1. Clean out the trash. Get all of the trash that has accumulated in the car. It tends to get under the seats and pushed into the corners.
2. Decide what is staying in the car. Think of all those things that have made it to the car when you are going here and there, but might not have made it back to the house. Decide if it is staying in the car. If it is staying in the car, put it away. Does it have a set place? Where can it be stored that keeps it secure and out of the way? Keep a box or bag close by to put things in that are making its way back to the house.
3. Vacuum the car. Start at the top and work your way down. Get the top of the mats, under the mats, the seats, and in the crevices of the seats.
4. Scrub the seats and floor mats. Think of all the salt and slush and grime that has made its way onto the seats and mats. I bet they are starting to loo a little rough. Scrubbing the seats with an upholstery cleaner can bring new life back into them. Use a power washer on the mats to get the salt and grime out.
You can see the rest of the tips for cleaning you car when you read the rest of my article at Junction Auto Sales