10 Cleaning Tips for your Car

July 13th, 2021 by


10 Cleaning Tips for your Car

In case the question ‘Why’ pops up in the mind, all that is necessary is to take time to remember how much abuse a car handles during the seasons. The following tips for spring cleaning will be helpful for all, whether in a snowy environment or not:

  • Washing Headlights and Taillights: Headlights and taillights are as external as parts in a car can be. Even though these become foggy and filthy, very few motorists pay much attention. Only if the bulb stops working would there be a reason to worry. Since headlights and taillights are important for both visibility and safety, the extra effort to clean these with damp cloths must be done.
  • Cleaning Below the Floor Mats: Vacuuming and cleaning floor mats is very common, but very few lift the floor mats and clean below them. This is important because a lot of gravel, and other debris collects here.
  • Change Winter Tires: This may seem elementary, but a lot of road users keep the same winter tires fitted throughout the year. The problem with using the same tires in winter and summer is that their treads will wear out fast, making them useless when winter returns. Either the tires should be changed, or all-weather tires must be used.
  • Cleaning the Trunk: A lot of items may accumulate in the trunk. The stuff must be cleared out from time to time. You will notice a difference in how your vehicle runs when you clean out the trunk.
  • Below the Seats: Sippy cups and loose change may be below seats and are likely to accumulate. A vacuum hose can be used to get rid of these and other impurities.
  • Waxing the Exterior: Washing the outer body of a car will get rid of the corrosive debris. Waxing may not be mandatory, but it helps to seal the car paint, repels the water beads, and adds a shiny coat.
  • Windex for Mirrors: Cleaning the side mirrors and the IRVMs (interior rear view mirrors) is just as important as cleaning the headlamps. The use of Windex with a paper towel will help clean the mirrors easily. It will suddenly become easier to use the mirrors to see what vehicle is approaching from behind.
  • Beneath the Hood: Although there might not be any use in scrubbing the engine block, it might be good to clean the area around it. After opening the hood, car owners are likely to find debris, sticks, dirt, and leaves around the engine area. If these get into the engine, there may be trouble later. The items need to be picked from here and the edges around the engine can be wiped with a dry cloth.
  • Underneath the Car: The best time to clean a car from underneath is after winter. These can be blasted off at a professional car wash.
  • Seats and Fabric: Most of the cars get cloth upholstery, apart from a select few that have leather. Mud and salt from the jackets can get to these seats, which can be cleaned using hot water.