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04/11/2018
Now that spring is finally here, it's time to get rid of the winter remnants left on your car. Use these spring cleaning tips to get your car looking great again!

How to Keep Your Vehicle Clean This Spring

After a long winter, your car may be looking worse for wear. To clean up the winter mess that has built-up on it, set aside some time for a deep spring cleaning. Brighten up your car and prepare it for sunnier days with these tips.

Carpet and Upholstery

After dealing with rain, snow, and mud for a whole season, your car's carpets may be a bit of a mess. To get rid of all this grime, start by removing your car's mats. Set these aside while you vacuum your carpets and seats. Don't' forget to vacuum under the seats, where you may even find some items you thought were lost. Once you're done vacuuming, grab your mats and shake them off and sweep away some of the dust, dirt, rocks, and other debris they've collected. Next, wash them with some mild soap and warm water. While they dry, wipe down your seats with a damp washcloth or leather cleaner if necessary.

Wipe Down Surfaces

Next up are your car's interior surfaces. Take a damp washcloth and use this to wipe down your car's dashboard, including the space behind your steering wheel. Clean out your car's cupholders, controls, and don't forget about the doors. Keep a trash bag nearby where you can throw out any trash you come across. Finally, clean off your windows and windshield from the inside to ensure a great shine and maximum visibility.

Clear out the Trunk

Once you're done with your car's interior, it's time to move onto the trunk. Take out everything and anything that you've been storing in your trunk. Winter items you no longer need should be stored away until next year because they can weigh down your car unnecessarily. You may find some trash or items you no longer need, so dispose of these properly. Before putting anything back in your trunk, grab your vacuum once more and clean out your trunk with it. Now you can put necessary items back in your trunk, such as extra fluids and your emergency kit. Now that your car is clean, it's time to also perform some maintenance. This will ensure your car not only looks great but also performs at its best for longer. Start off by giving it synthetic oil change in Wichita. A synthetic oil like AMSOIL's Signature Series 0W-40 Synthetic Motor Oil can keep your car in better shape for longer. Contact Hartmans Inc at (316) 686-1069 to find more great AMSOIL Oil products for your car.

Take Care of the Tires

If you were using winter tires during the last season, it's time to replace these. Winter tires are great for colder temperate, but the warmer spring roads can wear them out quite quickly, leaving you in danger of a flat or blowout. If you were using all season tires, you may find they have developed quite a bit of build up. Focus some cleaning attention on them, scrubbing away built on mud and hosing down any other grime. Finally, check them for damage or seriously worn tread. These are indicators that suggest you could use a new set of tires. If you notice the tread is uneven, get your alignment checked before embarking on any trips.

Wash Your Car

Now that your car is a bit cleaner, it's time to get its exterior to match the interior. Washing your car in early spring will help you get rid of built up winter grime, but this isn't just for aesthetic purposes. A good wash will also ensure your car is better protected against rust and other corrosive agents. Once your car is nice and clean, give it a wax. A new layer of wax will make your car shine while also protecting it from those upcoming spring showers and sunny days.

Don't Forget the Undercarriage

If you drove through snowy streets over the winter, chances are you also drove through road salts. While these are great at clearing the snow away, they are also very corrosive. Focus some attention on your undercarriage while washing your car since this is where the road salts are more likely to affect your car.

Synthetic Oil Change in Wichita

Once you're done spring cleaning your car, move onto taking care of maintenance. A great place to start is with your car's oil. Be sure to stick to a synthetic oil in order to ensure your car stays at its best for longer. Find the best AMSOIL Oil products by contacting Hartmans Inc at (316) 686-1069. You can also stop by their online shop to browse a full selection of their products.
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