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6 Tips for Spring Cleaning Your Car!

It’s that time of the year where everyone cleans up all the dirt and grime that’s accumulated over the winter, that’s right, it’s time for spring cleaning! If you’re cleaning your car, here are six helpful tips to get it extra clean for the spring and summer! 

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Clean Top to Down 

Some start by vacuuming their car floors. Save this for last so you pick up any dust or debris that falls from cleaning the ceiling or seats. Otherwise, you may have to vacuum twice! 

Vacuum + Brush = Clean 

Using a paintbrush and vacuum can be a dynamite combination. Brush your interior and dashboard to get rid of the dust and follow it with the vacuum to pick it all up! 

Use a Squeegee for Animal Hair 

Got a shedding dog and want to get rid of all that hair in your upholstery? Use a simple squeegee and a spray bottle of water to wipe that hair off. You’ll be surprised by how much can accumulate in your seats! 

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Cleaning the Nooks and Crannies 

Cars have a lot of tight corners and areas where dirt and dust can get stuck. A great way to reach these is with a small, dampened sponge brush for things like the vents as well as a can of compressed air for even tougher spots! 

Throw Your Floor Mats in the Washer 

Instead of throwing out and getting new mats, try just spraying them with simple and regular stain remover and then throwing them in the washing machine for a bit. They’ll come out looking brand new! 

Getting Rid of Bug Splatters 

For the exterior, bug splatters can be stubborn little spots. A simple tool to use is a can of cooking spray! Spray a little, wait a few seconds and use a cloth to wipe it right off! 

Happy spring cleaning everyone! Be sure to check back on our blog for more automotive tips and tricks as well as local news and events!