Spring is right around the corner, and we’re big fans of getting ourselves organized for the upcoming season by doing a bit of spring cleaning. We take our spring cleaning seriously, so we extended the cleaning duties outside of our house. We spend a lot of time in our cars, so giving them a little bit of TLC goes a long way. Read on for some of our best tips and tricks for spring cleaning your vehicle!
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How to spring clean your vehicle
Work down from top
The ceiling is often a forgotten area when cleaning your vehicle, so we recommend starting there. Wipe down the ceiling with a microfiber cloth to remove dust or stains. Once this has been completed, you can move on to the seats. If your vehicle has leather seats, wipe the seats down with a wet cloth and use a toothbrush or grout brush to remove crumbs and dust from crevices. If you have cloth seats, use a quality upholstery cleaner to remove any stains gathered throughout the winter.
Wipe everything down
The dashboard area is notorious for gathering dust and germs, so protect yourself from getting sick down the road by using an antibacterial wipe over the entire dashboard, center console and steering wheel. We also recommend keeping some antibacterial wipes in your vehicle at all times and regularly wiping these areas down. You can also wipe down your windows with windex and a cloth to remove any salt that has built up on windows during the winter months.
Vacuum, Vacuum, Vacuum
We track a lot of dirt, salt, and grime into our vehicle throughout the long winter months, so vacuuming your floor and floor mats will definitely be worth your while. You’ll want to start by removing the floor mats from your vehicle and vacuuming them separately. If your floor mats are made of carpet, you may want to use a stain remover on them before washing them. If the floor mats are rubber, hose them down or use a pressure washer to remove all the built up salt and grime.
Our last recommendation for getting your vehicle ready for spring is to have it checked out by professionals to make sure everything is functioning properly. If you are due for scheduled maintenance, now is a perfect time to have that taken care of as well. Drivers ready to bring their vehicles in to be checked out at Craig Dunn Motor City are encouraged to schedule a service appointment online or give our service department a call today!