Get Your Vehicle Ready For Adventure

Posted by Steph Perine on Mar 15, 2018

Sweeping out car

Spring cleaning isn’t just for your house. There are some great ways to spring clean your car too, and you can do them all on a budget.

With basic household cleaning supplies, you can make your car shine like new again. The best way to get started is to take care of maintenance. If the oil needs changed, the tires need rotated, or the fluids need checked, do those things first. They’ll be out of and you won’t have to worry about getting the car dirty again.

Next, focus on the easy, simple things. Clean out the inside of the car. It’s easy to leave loose change, candy wrappers, old insurance cards, and all types of other things in a vehicle when you’re in a hurry. Spend a few minutes going through the interior of the car, and take out everything that’s trash or that just doesn’t need to be in there. It doesn’t cost anything, and your car is going to look better already.

Then you can use dish soap and warm water to give your car a great wash. Take your time, and go back over any spots you missed. A sponge or soft towel works well for washing, and a microfiber towel can be used for drying, too. That can help you avoid water spots. Spraying vinegar on the windows and using newspaper to wipe them works really well and keeps streaks to a minimum, too.

For spots or stains on the upholstery, you can mix water, vinegar, and dish detergent. Baking soda and warm water also work, so you can try both options to see which one works best for your car’s upholstery. Just don’t use anything with bleach in it, you could damage your car’s seats or carpet that way. With some time and effort, your car will look great, smell nice, and be ready for all your spring and summer adventures.