Now that spring is right around the corner, it’s the perfect time for spring car care. You should clean the inside and outside of your car, but also be sure to have regular maintenance performed. In addition to a fresh smell and comfortable ride, spring car care can even increase the overall resale value of your vehicle.
According to Popular Mechanics, one of the most important things to do is regularly clean the interior. Get rid of any trash that’s been building up over the winter and be sure to spray out air vents with compressed air. Vacuum from front to back, and use a screwdriver to lift flaps and other materials in order to get every crevice.
Next, clean any cloth or leather. You can remove mats to pressure-wash them, while carpets and upholstery can be cleaned with special automotive soaps. Many cars also have drain plugs that allow you to dry your car more easily and these can be found under carpets. If you have leather, consider buying a special conditioner for the seats.
Finally, wash the exterior. Always begin by rinsing off dirt or debris, because it can scratch paint if present while scrubbing. After washing and drying with a chamois cloth, you can wipe down the windows using clean newspaper (this will reduce glare). You can also polish the metal using special compounds found at your local auto parts store.
If you’re curious about additional spring car maintenance, feel free to stop by Route 44 Hyundai for oil changes, new wipers, tires, and more!