Despite a few cold pop ups, spring has officially sprung. The coming summer sun is starting to warm up thousands along Lake Erie’s still-slightly-dreary shoreline. Unfortunately, that same summer sun is now shining a spotlight on all the dust and gunk that’s accumulated on and in your car over the winter.
Help your car look as shiny and new as the weather (finally) does with these quick car cleaning tips:
Empty out the trunk and rear seating
It’s not just the mounds of snow that pile up over the winter — garbage, boxes, wrappers, and more tend to snowball between November and April. Throw out what you don’t need and properly store what you need to keep until next winter. Cleaning big items out of your trunk can also improve your vehicle’s fuel efficiency.
Focus on the carpets and upholstery
First, vacuum away any large pieces such as chunks of rock salt and miscellaneous wrappers. Wash down carpets and seating with a damp wash cloth and dish soap. After it dries, run it over one more time with the vacuum.
Don’t forget under the hood
Dirt, leaves, and other debris can collect under the hood of your car and cause mechanical problems later on. Make sure you clean out the engine area carefully.
If your car needs any post-winter maintenance, stop by Jack Matia Honda and speak with a representative from our service department.