The winter months can be brutal, especially on vehicles. Snow, salt, dirt, and gravel are just a few of the many winter mixtures that leave your vehicle dirty, both inside and out.
But now that spring has finally sprung, with it comes the need for spring cleaning. To help you get started, we have compiled the ultimate guide to spring cleaning your car.
The first step when cleaning your vehicle should always be to remove clutter and trash.
It is time to throw away all the empty coffee cups and gas station receipts that have built up over the winter. This also means removing any items that found their way into your vehicle but never quite found their way out.
There is no denying that a vehicle’s mats and carpets take the brunt of abuse from passengers. All the dirt, salt, and grime from the bottom of shoes can easily get trapped in the carpet fibers.
To remove, start by gently brushing your vehicle’s carpets with a stiff brush. This will help to loosen and remove the build-up of grime. After that, simply vacuum the carpets and mats to remove any remaining dirt and debris.
Wipe Down Console
Between sticky fingers and spilled drinks, a vehicle’s console is bound to be one of the dirtiest parts of a vehicle.
Using a damp cloth, carefully wipe down the console and dashboard. Be careful not to get the console too wet to avoid damage to the underlying electrical components. If necessary, you can also use a toothbrush to gently clean in the small crevices and vents.
Then, once you have finished cleaning the console, be sure to dry it thoroughly and apply polish.
Once you have finished with the interior of the vehicle, it is time to move onto cleaning the exterior. For the best results, use a solution that is specifically designed for vehicles. Avoid using dish soap or hand soap that might leave streaks, or even damage your car’s paint finish.
First, rinse the car down with just water to remove any larger pieces of dirt or debris. Then, using a soft towel, wash the body of your vehicle, paying special attention to the headlights, taillights, and windows.Spring c
After that, use your handy stiff brush to scrub down your wheel covers and tires. This is also a good time to check tire pressure, measure tread, and tighten up any loose nuts or valve caps.
Once you have finished washing and rinsing the exterior, use a squeegee tool or microfiber towel to remove excess water and leave your vehicle looking spotless.
Trick Trucks Has the Answers to All Your Vehicle Care Questions
Spring cleaning your car makes everything feel fresh and new, but if you want an upgrade, then come to see us at Trick Trucks. We are happy to make sure your truck is in great condition and is looking fresh all year round. We have over forty years of experience, so there is nothing we haven’t seen. Give us a call at 1-866-60-TRICKor visit us online. Follow us on Facebook , Twitter, and Instagram to keep up with our newest projects and to gain inspiration for your next one.