It’s been a long winter (at least in Canada it has) and we are FINALLY seeing double digit temperatures here. Spring Cleaning has begun in many homes and it’s also time to clean up the family vehicle too.
Hello, weekend roadtrips!
Here’s 8 Quick & Easy Cleaning Tips from Hyundai Canada to get your vehicle ready for Spring:
1. Say Goodbye to Salt-Stained Carpets
To remove the white stains from road salt, mix water with white vinegar and scrub the tough stains with an old rag or brush.
2. Wax Every Season
Each winter season, your car’s paint colour is dulled by the elements and picks up scratches. Keep your family vehicle looking clean and new with a liquid spray wax.
3. Take the Vacuum Outside
Get out your vacuum to suck up all the dirt and dust in the small corners of your vehicle. Remember to put your seats down to get between the cracks and also vacuum all the cup holders. We did this recently and it was disgusting how much stuff our vacuum picked up – bits of cereal, dog hair, random bits of paper and cookie crumbs left by our two kids.
4. Use the Right Soap
Never use dish soap to clean your vehicle as it will dull and scratch the protective clear coat off your car. Try using Meguiar’s Gold Class Car Wash Shampoo and Conditioner.
5. Put a Break on Your Brake Dust
Get rid of that reddish, brown coloured powder on your wheels caused by normal brake wear. Wipe down your wheels with a cleaning solution safe for alloy wheels (available at any hardware store) and address those hard-to-reach places in between the wheel’s spokes with a scrub brush or rag.
6. Take a Load Off
Do you use your car as a storage unit? Be sure to empty out your trunk and back seats of all your winter build up. Removing unnecessary weight also improves fuel efficiency and your car’s handling!
7. What’s Happening Under the Hood?
Cars need a ‘medical’ check-up. Every spring, it is a good idea to take your vehicle in for a quick under-the-hood inspection and get an oil change, filter replacement andtire rotation.
8. Freshen Up
After you are finished cleaning your car, add your favourite smelling air freshener to keep your car smelling clean and fresh all spring and summer!
Win a Spring Cleaning Car Kit from Hyundai Canada
Thanks to the generous folks at Hyundai Canada, one lucky Kids On A Plane reader will win an ultimate Spring Cleaning Car Kit (valued at over $50) including:
- Scrub brushes
- Turtle Wax ICE Synthetic Spray Wax
- Meguiar’s Hot Rims Wheel Cleaner
- Meguiar’s Gold Class Car Wash
- Air Fresheners
Giveaway is open to Canadian residents 18+ and ends Tuesday May 6, 2014 at 11:59PM EST. Please use the form below to enter.
*Disclosure: As part of my affiliation with the Hyundai Drive Squad, I receive products and access to special events and opportunities. The opinions on this blog are 100% my own.