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Top Spring Cleaning Tips for Your Vehicle



With spring's warmth well and fully in the air, it's the perfect time to give your car some extra love. Your vehicle has been through a lot in the harsh winter weather, and now it could really use a good sprucing up to shine under the bright spring sun. 


From Lehigh Valley’s best detailing service provider, here's an easy-to-follow guide to help you breathe new life into your auto! 


We start with the exterior:


Bringing back that new car look

Begin by thoroughly cleaning your car using high-quality soap and a soft wash mitt to protect the paint. Don't forget to clean those hard-to-reach spots around the wheels and behind the bumpers where dirt accumulates. Paying attention to these areas will effectively remove the hidden dirt buildup, leaving your car looking fresh and rejuvenated.


Getting rid of salt stains for good

The salt put on the roads to melt ice can damage your car's undercarriage and paint job. But there's a simple way to fix this. You can use a high-pressure washer to rinse it off thoroughly. For the more stubborn stains, apply a diluted vinegar mix to the affected areas for a few minutes and then scrub them off gently using a soft cloth.  A clay bar can also work wonders for your car’s exteriors. This isn't just any cleaning bar, as it can pick up even tiny bits of salt without harming your car's paint.


Don't overlook your tires

When caring for your car, it's essential not to forget the tires. After all, they're what keep you rolling smoothly down the road.


You can apply a dedicated wheel cleaner with a formula that you can safely use on the precise wheel finish, such as chrome and painted wheels. You can spray the formula on, let it settle on the wheels for a few minutes, and clean out the contaminants with a soft brush.


Maintain your car's shine

The next step is to take an extra step to protect its fresh look. Consider applying a coat of car wax or paint sealant as part of your routine maintenance. 


These products not only add a glossy shine but also create a protective barrier against harmful UV rays, airborne dust, and those pesky minor scratches that can dull your car's appearance over time. 

Investing extra time in this step ensures your car maintains its showroom-worthy finish for extended periods between washes.


For your car's interior, do the following:


Reviving your car's interior comfort

When it's time to spruce up your car's insides, start by giving it a thorough cleaning session. Use a vacuum cleaner and meticulously remove any dirt, crumbs, or debris from the carpets, seats, and all those hard-to-reach nooks and crannies. 


For stubborn spots hiding in air vents and cup holders, you can use a soft brush attachment to ensure every corner gets the attention it deserves. 


Carry out deep cleaning

If your car has tough stains or lingering smells, it might be time for a deep clean. Try using a gentle cleaner made especially for car interiors. These products are designed to tackle dirt and odors without damaging your seats, leaving your car smelling fresh and looking new.


Don't forget the windows

It's essential to keep your car's windows clean and streak-free, especially for those scenic spring drives. You can use a quality glass cleaner and a soft microfiber cloth to ensure optimal visibility and a clear view of the beautiful surroundings. 



Give your car the detailed care it deserves

Now that you have practical car interior and exterior cleaning tips, you can give your car the care it deserves. If you want something more comprehensive and long-lasting, our interior and exterior detailing service is a superior option. 


You can also get rid of scratches, imperfections, and swirls with our paint correction services and protect your vehicle's paintwork with our ceramic coating services. 


Ready to drive in style this spring and beyond? Contact us at Motorcar Paint Protection for our professional detailing and other car care services. Our expert team will ensure that your car maintains a showroom finish all year round. 

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