When you step outside, it might not look or feel like spring at this very moment, but it will be here before you know it. Very soon, in fact. And when it does arrive, it will prompt millions of Americans to engage in spring cleaning.
When you think about spring cleaning, you probably think about sprucing up the living room, vacuuming dust bunnies that have accumulated under the bed and couches over winter and washing very dirty windows. But come spring, you don’t want to neglect your car. You see, your car has been through a rough winter and is in desperate need of a good spring cleaning as well.
But just where to start?
That is what we are here for. Clear Vision Auto Glass, your windshield repair service in New Jersey, offers tips for spring cleaning your car.
Get Rid of the Junk
We are under the assumption that you went into hibernation mode when the weather turned cold and the snow flew. And we are betting that your car is filled with empty coffee cups from Starbucks, wrappers from Taco Bell and crumpled napkins from Burger King. So now is a good time to grab a garbage bag and dig through door crevices, under seats and in glove compartments to find and dispose of all of the garbage. Don’t forget the small stuff, like gum wrappers for example.
Scrub the Upholstery
Now that you have uncovered much of the interior, you will be shocked at the dirt and dog fur stuck all over your seats. After vacuuming every nook and cranny of your car, grab a handful of rags and start scrubbing down the upholstery. You will need hot water and a brush to remove the caked-on filth. Don’t forget to dust off the dashboard so you can see your gauges once again.
Replace the Wiper Blades
With April showers on the way, make sure you are prepared with a new set of wiper blades. Winter is tough on wiper blades and the ones on your car right now are probably at the end of their life.
Wash the Headlights
There are few things on your car that get as dirty in the winter as your headlights. Come spring, you can hardly see at night due to the filth and scum. Taking a hot cloth to your headlights and scrubbing will do wonders. While you are at it, wipe down the taillights as well.
Junk in the Trunk
There is a lot of stuff that has accumulated in your truck over the winter. From snow brushes to ice scrapers to bags of sand, a lot of stuff can be cleared out in the spring. Taking out the shovel, the empty bottles of windshield washing fluid and old blankets will make room for what you keep in your truck in the summer, like picnic baskets, fishing poles and beach umbrellas.
If you have noticed a crack or star in your windshield while cleaning it, you should take care of that right away. Call Clear Vision Auto Glass today.