It’s time to break out the broom – spring is here, so spring cleaning is in your near future! However, spring cleaning doesn’t end with the house and garage… why not extend it into your car detailing? Now’s the perfect time to wash off winter residue and get your car sparkling again for spring and summer. Toyota of N Charlotte has car detailing tips to help you do it.
What steps should you take before car detailing?
Before you start your car detailing process, it’s best to declutter your N Charlotte Toyota. That way, you don’t have to clean around things and your car will look at lot neater (not to mention, it’ll force you to finally put away all the things you’ve been “meaning to get to” since the beginning of winter). Empty your trunk, organize your backseat, and even think about taking out car seats and booster seats so you can clean under them.
Once you’ve emptied out your vehicle, it’s time to get spring cleaning! Here are some top N Charlotte Toyota tips to get your car spic-and-span in time for spring:
Clean your upholstery. You can remove pet hair by spritzing the seats with warm water and then using a squeegee to pull the hair off; then you should spot treat stains and shampoo your seats to get them looking and smelling fresh. When you’re finished, protect your seats further by investing in a pet hammock for your four-legged friends, or putting a sheet underneath your car seat to protect. Both products make further cleanup much easier.
Vacuum out your car to get rid of crumbs (which can attract bugs), and use a can of compressed air and a small paintbrush to remove dirt and dust from the nooks and crannies. This is a great way to clean out your air vents and other hard-to-reach small spots that collect grime!
Get your car smelling fresh and clean. A cheap and easy way to do this is to put charcoal briquettes and dryer sheets under your front seats. The charcoal absorbs any odors in the car, while the dryer sheets get things smelling like fresh, clean laundry.
Use our N Charlotte Toyota tips to get your ride ready for spring
Don’t forget about under the hood. Pop the hood of your N Charlotte Toyota during car detailing to remove any leaves or twigs that might be trapped under there, and while you’re there, do a quick visual inspection to look for any wear and tear that’s out of the norm.
Finally, be thorough when you wash your car, being sure to get the underside. Winter means a lot of salt residue on your vehicle, and it can damage both the suspension and the body if left too long. Give your ride a good rinse!
If you don’t have the time to handle car detailing on your own, you can always schedule it at Toyota of N Charlotte! Call us today to get an appointment set up at (888) 883-3797!
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