Spring Cleaning: Don’t Forget Your Car

March 30th, 2020 by


Red Honda Accord

As spring arrives, your attention may turn to giving your home the extra care that it needs from time to time. Your vehicle is a significant investment, and you rely on it to safely take you down the road daily. Home spring cleaning generally includes deep cleaning and special maintenance efforts, and you should show your car similar attention. These are some of the particular steps that you can take this season to keep your vehicle looking great and running well.

Interior

With a disinfectant, wipe down the dashboard, console, steering wheel, and driver’s display gauges. You can then turn your attention to the interior windows and the rearview mirror to remove smudges and general filth. Depending on the type of upholstery that is in your car, you can vacuum it or wipe it down. While the vacuum is nearby, use it to clean the floor mats and the carpeting underneath the floor mats. Then, clean out the trunk. While you are in the trunk, check the spare tire to ensure that it is still in excellent condition.

Exterior

You may wash your car periodically throughout the year as needed, and now is the time to show your car’s exterior some extra attention. After washing it, as usual, clean the exterior windows and mirrors. Apply protectant to the wheels. Add a coat of wax across the exterior to protect the paint job. If you have noticed that your windshield wipers are not performing well, you should take this opportunity to replace them.

Under the Hood

Pop open the hood to visually inspect the car’s cleanliness as well as the condition. You may need to schedule professional engine cleaning to remove excess grime that may increasingly impact its efficient operation. This may also be the time to schedule a significant preventive maintenance service with your preferred technician.

When your vehicle is clean and properly maintained, it will be safer and more enjoyable to drive. By extending your spring cleaning and maintenance efforts to your vehicle, you can get the most out of your vehicle for the next few months or longer. Our team at Holman GO is available to assist with your efforts as needed.

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