Spring is fast approaching and with it comes the need to start cleaning after a long and dirty winter. And few things need a good scrub as much as your car. Vehicles go through a punishing time during winter—snow, ice, salt, sand, dirt, slush and gravel all conspire to leave cars filthy inside and out. From the exterior body of the car to the floor mats, every nook and cranny of a vehicle needs a good cleaning come spring. Even if you don’t live in a snowy part of the world, your vehicle will appreciate these 10 tips for spring cleaning your car and getting it to look good again after the dark days of winter.
10. Clean Under the Cloth Floor Mats
The easy and obvious thing is to hose off the rubber floor mats in a vehicle. Many people also vacuum and clean the cloth mats that rest under the rubber mats. But very few people take the time to lift up the cloth floor mats and clean underneath them. This is a shame, because under the cloth floor mats is where a lot of salt, dirt and gravel collects. If you’ve never lifted up the cloth floor mats in your car before, give it a try. You’ll be shocked and surprised by what you discover under there. It is important to clean under the cloth mats as the salt and bits of gravel that collect there can eventually work through the mat and corrode the body of the vehicle. Clean under the cloth mats and you’ll be doing yourself a huge favor.