The weather is warming up, flowers are starting to bloom, and spring is finally here. If you’re wondering about the best ways to get your car ready for the new season, consider these automotive spring cleaning tips.
Give it a scrub. Winter’s onslaught of road salt, ice, and snow can cause a lot of damage to your car’s exterior. Begin your spring cleaning with an exterior scrub, using warm water and soap to get all excess grime off your vehicle. Remember to clean your car’s undercarriage and wash your tires with tire-cleaning spray and a firm brush. Finally, dry the vehicle with a clean microfiber towel so you don’t leave any streaks behind.
Clean the interior. Trash can accumulate during the winter months, which can you’re your car an untidy feel. Clean out this trash and put it in the garbage where it belongs — and make sure you give your interior a good vacuum, too.
Remember your floor mats. From dried mud to crusty road salt, your floor mats can collect a lot of dirt during the winter. That’s why you need to pay special attention to them during your spring cleaning. If you have carpet mats, use a carpet cleaner to get them looking like new. Rubber mats can be wiped down with some warm soapy water.
Following these tips will help get your car in great shape for spring. You might also want to consider catching up on recommended maintenance — something we can help you out with here at Downtown Hyundai.