Spring Cleaning for Your Car

March 24th, 2019 by

Spring Cleaning for Your Car!

It’s official! The temperature is rising, spring is here! Many of us do an annual spring clean to our homes, but why not do one on our cars and trucks as well? The salt, sand and cold weather does a number on our vehicles over the course of the winter, so in the spring they will definitely need a little TLC.

Give your vehicle a good wash to get that winter grime off. Be extra careful to not run the grit on your paint while washing or you will risk scratching it. Two buckets, one for soap and water and one for rinsing your wash mitt or brush will minimize this risk. Get some good quality soap that is specific for this dirty job to ensure you get your vehicle squeaky clean.

Now that the outside of your vehicle is done, its time for the inside! Vacuum up all of that sand and grit on your floors and seats. If you have leather seats, treat them with a leather conditioner to protect them from the heat of the summer and prevent them from cracking. If your car or truck has fabric carpets, it might be a good idea to upgrade to rubber ones; they are easy to clean and will protect the value of your vehicle too. A trick to get inside those hard to reach air vents is to use a foam art brush, much easier!

Check your tires and air pressure and don’t forget about cleaning the salt and sand off your vehicle’s underbody. More than likely you will need a new set of windshield wipers too. Snow, cold weather and ice are hard on them. You will want to be ready for the impending west coast rain that is inevitable!

If there is anything we can help you with getting your vehicle cleaned up for a cruise, the team at Abbotsford Volkswagen would be happy to help! Just give us a call and we will do the rest. Happy Spring!

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