It might have been a mild winter, but that doesn’t mean that your vehicle doesn’t need a good Spring Cleaning, inside and out.
Some areas of cleaning are obvious. You vacuum the floor mats to clean of dirt, mud, and salt residue. The ice scraper, shovel, and kitty litter you kept in the trunk can be swapped out for a windshield reflector, umbrella, and extra coolant. Under the hood, basics like an oil change, battery check, and hose and belt inspections will help your car drive its best during the summer.
But what about the areas of the car you can’t see. What damage has the winter weather and roads done to the underside of your vehicle? Pat Goss explains how using a common gardening tool can help save your undercarriage from deterioration, rust, and corrosion.
A simple, easy trick to clean the hard to reach places of your vehicle, and hopefully ward off future repair costs.
Now that winter is gone, how can I “spring clean” my car?
Even though it’s been a mild winter, most areas of the country have had some indication that they might get snow. That means in most areas they used a chemical pre-treatment on the road. Didn’t need it as it worked out, but that chemical pre-treatment some of it got up underneath your car and the very best thing you can do is get rid of every last bit of it, and one way to do that is to take a lawn sprinkler and place it under the front of the car. Let it sit there and work for, oh roughly two or three hours then move it to the middle of the car, then another two or three hours, and then to the back of the car. This constant motion, and the ones that spin are better, this constant motion will rinse that horrific chemical off of the underneath of your car.