09 Apr Tips & Tricks for Spring Cleaning your Vehicles
As the weather gets warmer and the nights get longer, there’s no better time to give your vehicle a clean in time for Spring. Spring cleaning isn’t just for your home, especially if you spend a lot of time in your vehicle. Get your vehicles ready for spring and summer with these helpful tips.
Start on the exterior
During the winter, dirt on a vehicle’s exterior builds up. Mud, salt and road grit can all build up during the colder months, which can be bad for the paintwork and can cause erosion and rust.
Water and household cleaners generally don’t do the trick, not to mention they can harm your paintwork, so stick to a specially formulated vehicle shampoo when cleaning your vehicle.
Make sure you also tackle your wheels and other areas which are likely to pick up a lot of dirt. And possibly most importantly, your windscreen will probably need a deep clean, as the combination of the sun and dirty glass can make driving conditions difficult and dangerous.
Finish off your hard work with a good, long lasting wax which will protect your paintwork all summer long, not to mention look great in the sunshine.
Move on to the interior
Start by cleaning out all the clutter that has built up – empty wrappers and packets, fast food containers, receipts and whatever else you might come across. It’s easy to accumulate junk during the colder months, so spring is the perfect time to clear it all out.
Tackle any pet hair with a handheld hoover, and don’t forget the floors! A gentle cleaning product and cloth can be used to polish up your dashboard and other surfaces, and floor mats should also be taken out and scrubbed free of any muddy footprints. Pop in some new air fresheners and finish off by hoovering or wiping your seats and upholstery.
De-cluttering for spring will not only clean up your car, but it can also improve your health and wellbeing – tidy car, tidy mind!
For those wanting to go the extra mile, these additional tricks will help you keep your car spick and span:
• Clean out the dust from your air vents with a small brush
• Pop cupcake liners in your drinks holders to catch any future spills
• Take a look under the bonnet to see if there’s any dust you can tackle
Spring cleaning isn’t just for your vehicles, it’s also a perfect time to clean up your fuel usage.
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