With warmer weather creeping-in, it’s time to focus on spring cleaning. As a Hyundai Drive Squad Member, I am happy to share this valuable information with you …
With the cold winter behind us, there is no better time than now to kick start your spring cleaning and get your vehicle cleaned up and ready for the warm weather ahead! Say goodbye to salt stains on your car and floor mats, dirt build up on your windshield and wipers, and household items piled up in your back seat or trunk!
For the month of April, the Hyundai Drive Squad is here to help you spring into SPRING cleaning your vehicle. Get your rubber gloves out; here are some helpful tips for car spring cleaning:
Say goodbye to salt-stained carpets: After a long winter, your car’s carpets are likely to have white stains from road salt. Remove them by using water mixed with white vinegar and scrub the tough stains with an old rag or brush.
Wax every season: Each winter season, your car’s paint colour is dulled by the elements and picks up scratches, so keep it looking clean and new with a liquid spray wax.
Out with the dirt in with the clean: 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 throughout your vehicle as these areas collect dirt, too!
It’s called washing your car, not your dishes: 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.
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.
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!
What’s happening under the hood? Cars need a ‘medical’ check-up, too! 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 and tire rotation.
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!
To kick start your vehicle spring cleaning, Hyundai Canada has teamed up with My Bits and Bleeps to offer you a giveaway (valued at over $50) – The ultimate spring cleaning kit for your car includes:
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Meguiar’s Hot Rims Wheel Cleaner
Meguiar’s Gold Class Car Wash
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