There’s no time like the present to ensure your car is clean. As you might suspect, your car can be a hub for germs — but it doesn’t have to be. There are many ways to keep your vehicle safely sanitized, and you can start by following these tips.
Wear gloves. Before you start cleaning, make sure you put on some disposable gloves. These gloves will help protect your hands against any harsh chemicals you might be using. They will also help prevent the spread of germs. If you’re wearing gloves, remember that you shouldn’t touch anything but your car and cleaning supplies. If you want to scratch your nose or touch your phone, take your gloves off first.
Scrub it down. Your car’s hard surfaces should be scrubbed with either disinfectant wipes or warm, soapy water. Pay attention to any hot spots where germs might be more prevalent, including your centre console, dashboard, and interior and exterior door handles.
Pay attention to soft surfaces. Soft surfaces can absorb dirt and germs easily, making them one of the most important parts of your vehicle to clean. Use the proper cleaner for your car’s upholstery and really give it a deep clean. Also, consider using carpet cleaner on your car’s floor mats to ensure any dirt is gone after you’re finished. It will leave your car’s interior looking — and smelling — like new.
With the weather warming up, it’s time to get your vehicle ready for the new season. These spring car cleaning tips are a great place to start.
Make the exterior squeaky clean. With salt and winter weather dirtying and possibly damaging your car’s exterior, it’s important to make sure it’s clean once the harsh weather has gone. This means scrubbing down your exterior with warm water and soap. Also, make sure you clean your car’s undercarriage to prevent rusting and use tire-cleaning spray on your tires. Finally, get a streak-free shine and use a clean microfibre towel to dry your vehicle
De-clutter your interior. Make sure you de-clutter your vehicle’s interior for spring, putting any piled-up garbage into the trash and vacuuming your car’s upholstery for that like-new look.
Clean off your floor mats. Whether your boots tracked in road salt or mud, your car’s floor mats are probably caked with winter grime. Take these out of your car while you’re spring cleaning and pay them special attention. Use carpet cleaner on carpeted floor mats for an extra clean look or wipe down rubber mats with warm water and soap to help them shine.
With these tips, you’ll be well on your way to having a clean vehicle for spring. For even more spring prep, contact us at Nissan Downtown to catch up on all your vehicle’s scheduled maintenance.
Winter is gone, which means warmer weather is here and it’s time for the fresh start of spring. Why not give your Nissan a breath of fresh air? Here at Nissan Downtown, we’ve put together some spring car maintenance tips that will give your vehicle a new lease on life.
Change your windshield wipers. Frosty conditions throughout the winter months have probably done a number on your windshield wipers. That’s why spring is the perfect time to change your blades. Keep in mind that this should be done every six months.
Clear out the clutter. Most of us are guilty of collecting various things in our cars throughout the winter months. After all, who wants to clean out their car in the cold? Take the spring to de-clutter your car, getting rid of any trash or items that don’t belong. You can also take the time to organize your glovebox to make finding essential paperwork easier.
Give your car a thorough bath. Winter’s grit and salt can really impact your car’s exterior, so giving it a clean when the weather warms up is a good idea. Make sure you scrub it down and add a coat of wax to seal your car’s paint from the elements. Also, don’t forget to wash your car’s undercarriage to prevent future rusting.