Car Spring Cleaning Check-List

 In Neal's How-To's, Uncategorized

Temperatures rising, flowers blooming, it’s gloriously spring in North Carolina. Here is a checklist to get your car clean and ready for spring.

Check Tires and Tire Pressure

Spring time is a good time to look over your tires for damage. Tires should have good even treads without bulges. Don’t forget to check tire pressure to make sure it meets your vehicle’s recommendations. Since outside temperatures can effect pressure inside your tires.

Check and Add Fluids

Oil, steering fluid, anti-freeze – all the fluids that help your car run smoothly and efficiently. These should be checked and topped off if needed.

Change Windshield Wipers

A new set of wipers can feel like a new toothbrush – good and healthy. Having quality windshield wiper blades will no doubt be useful with those spring rains.

Wash and Wax

Nothing says goodbye winter grime like a fresh exterior car wash. Add a fresh coat of wax to protect that shiny clean coat from the upcoming sunshine and heat.

Check Vents and HVAC

Now is a good time to get rid of any odd musty smells coming from your air ducts. Sometimes this can be achieved with a heavy duty vacuum. However, bacteria, pollen, mold and dirt can get trapped deep inside. You may have to call for professional help.

Clean Floor Mats

Floor mats are not something that you think about often, but they can get pretty disgusting during winter. Shake out, vacuum and shampoo those rugs. Clean floor mats will quickly make your car feel fresh and new.

Vacuum Interior

Beyond floor mats, it’s surprising how much dirt can accumulate under those floor mats. Take a good strong vacuum in between and under the seats while you’re at it.

While most of these tasks can be done any time of the year, spring always gives us good reasons for a start fresh. And with summer often coming way sooner than expected, spring is a good time to get a head start on warm weather preparations.

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