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Spring is the time to open the windows, let in the fresh air, and clean out all the junk that accumulated over the long, cold winter. While most of us focus on the inside of our homes, we often forget about our car! You car deserves just as much love in the spring as, say, your bathroom, right? After all, your car is the one thing that gets you to all the places you need to go for all those spring cleaning supplies!
Besides, your poor car has had it even more rough than your house this past winter! Between the snow tires, the heavy mats to catch all that mud, and the salt on the road wreaking havoc with everything from your paint job to your engine, your car needs help! Make sure to add vehicle spring cleaning to your to-do list!
I recently spent two hours spring cleaning my car! Two hours! It’s the first real good cleaning that it has had in a while. I don’t even want to tell you what I found in there! I can say, I did identify the source of the mysterious odor finally!
Tips for Spring Cleaning Your Car
Insurance Hunter shared some great tips on spring cleaning your car. These include:
- Basic spring maintenance. Make sure you give your car a good check over, or have a trusted car mechanic do it for you. This is also a great time to change your oil if you haven’t been keeping up with regular changes!
- Swapping out winter mats for lighter spring mats. If you’ve been using heavy-duty mats to keep the snow and mud from getting all over your car, now is a good time to switch them out for the light-weight spring mats.
- Out with the winter survival gear, in with the summer! You did have a winter survival kit in your car, right? Well, it’s time to swap out that warm blanket, cat litter (for when you got stuck in the snow), ice scraper and heavy gloves for items that you’ll need during the summer. Consider adding sunscreen, a spare pair of sunglasses, a beach towel, and a change of clothes.
- Stop using your trunk as a storage bin! If you’re anything like me, chances are you have at least one pair of flip-flopsin your trunk from when your now 7-year-old child was an infant. Get rid of those! Clean out all the stuff that you threw in there when you were carting around extra people or doing a quick cleaning job.
- Freshen up the interior. When you’re done with all those tasks, vacuum your car and wipe down the surfaces. Don’t forget your inside windows!
Did you spring clean your car this year yet? Do you do anything special to get it ready for the warmer months?