Now is a great time to start spring cleaning. Not only are you likely stuck at home due to COVID-19, but concerns about health and wellness make a thorough spring cleaning a natural next step. While making a game plan for eliminating those dusty air vents and dirty floors, don’t overlook another grimy area: your car. After all, you likely use your car every day, which means that it’s probably picked up a hefty amount of germs over the past several weeks. Here are a few tips for spring cleaning your vehicle.
Begin with cleaning your car’s interior.
To clean your vehicle’s upholstery, use a sponge or a spray with dry-cleaning fluid, or a warm water and vinegar solution, to wipe off any stains. Repeat the procedure until all stains are gone. Stubborn stains can be treated with a commercial stain treatment. Vinyl interior surfaces of your car will benefit from treatment with a surface protector. Be sure to get to those surfaces that are hard to reach, including around panel switches and along seams.
Organize the interior of your car and all of its belongings.
Remove all trash and vacuum thoroughly. Organize your auxiliary cords, phone charger, and other items that you regularly keep in your car. You may want to keep a small organizer crate in your car to hold miscellaneous items that might make their way to the floor of your car or under your seats.
Pay attention to the exterior of your car.
Of course, you’ll want to wash the exterior of your car. Then, check for any areas that need paint touchups. You can usually purchase paint that matches your car’s surface. Cover any small scratches or bare areas that might be prone to rust. If you’d like, you can also use a specialty cloth to wipe down your car’s body and windows for a million-dollar, streak-free shine.
There is very little in this world that is more rewarding than the smell of a freshly washed car! If you find yourself spring cleaning soon, don’t forget to overlook your vehicle. At BayPointe Crossing Apartments in Virginia Beach, Virginia, we’d like to remind you of these spring cleaning tips for cars.