Spring Cleaning Your Car
Now that the weather has a light at the end of the tunnel and the Polar Vortex is starting to shrink, it is time to think about getting your vehicle ready for the next season; that means it’s time for spring cleaning your car. Winter in our area is very tough on cars, ice and snow makes collisions more likely; the salt that is put down on the ground to fight the ice can speed up the rusting process. Basically, winter wants nothing more than to kill your vehicle. Once it is warm enough to take care of spring cleaning your car comfortably, it is very important to do so.
It may seem like repetitive nonsense, but keeping the underbody of your car as free from salt as possible will prevent a lot of rust damage. It is probably easiest to go to a car wash, because their machines will be able to get in the underbody. But if you have the equipment and willingness to get dirty, knock yourself out. While you are working on the exterior of your vehicle, be sure to replace your windshield wiper blades. A full winter of trying to break apart ice and frost has likely taken a toll on those blades. Plus spring/summer blades have slightly different properties.
(Getting the salt off of your car is an important step to spring cleaning your car)
On the interior of the vehicle during spring cleaning your vehicle it is important to get rid of as much garbage as possible. And all of it is possible to get rid of; nobody needs empty paper cups in the backseat of their car. A clean car is good for a clean mind. Vacuuming is important for getting potential allergens out of your vehicle’s upholstery. The floor mats are likely to be caked with salt, this part of the process may take a while. A power washer is likely what you will need.
If you don’t have the time spring cleaning your car or simply don’t want to do it; you can bring your vehicle in for an oil change or other scheduled maintenance task and we will be happy to handle the dirty work for you. Call to schedule an appointment today!