April 7, 2022
9 Spring Car Cleaning Tips You Should Know
With spring just around the corner, it’s time once again to dust the ceiling fans, clean the windowsills, vacuum the curtains, wipe down the baseboards and declutter your home. But wait — there’s more! Don’t forget to clean your car!
Your trusty steed deserves a good cleaning after serving you well during winter’s frigid assault. The ice, snow, slush, sand, gravel, and dirt all conspired to leave your vehicle filthy inside and out.
Before you start rolling up your sleeves to get rid of all the mess that winter has left behind inside and on the outside of your car, check out these cleaning tips:
- The console
Carefully wash the consoles without getting the electrical connections wet. Grab a wet cloth and clean out the cup holders and the top of your dashboard. Be sure to dry these areas thoroughly.
- Glove box
Take everything out from your glove box and check the piles and stacks of items that have been there for ages. Toss out any trash and put away the things that don’t belong in your glove box such as your hair bands, condiment packets, tools, and receipts. Once you’ve cleaned the compartment out, organize the essential items that you should store in it, including your owner’s manual, tire gauge, compact first aid kit, hand sanitizer, mobile phone charger, and an LED flashlight.
- Carpeting and upholstery
Use a damp towel to wash down the seats. Be sure to get rid of dry dirt, rock salt debris, or mud by using a carpet-cleaning machine.
- The windows and mirrors
Grab a window cleaner and use it to clean the inside and outside of your windows. Make your windows shine by buffing them with a dry towel. Repeat the process when you’re doing the mirrors.
- The windshield wipers
Winter might have damaged your windshield wipers. Replace them with new ones to help you get an unobstructed and clear view of the roads ahead even during intense spring showers.
- Exterior body
Use a mild detergent and a soft towel while you give your car a thorough wash. Be sure to get rid of the winter grime under the edges of your vehicle and out of the cracks. You’d want to wax the exterior of your vehicle out of direct sunlight because most waxes dry too quickly and can be very difficult to remove. For best results, use a liquid or spray wax.
- The trunk
Declutter your trunk and vacuum out all traces of winter dirt and debris. Blow compressed into small spaces to get more dirt out of them before you start vacuuming again. If you’re looking to have a squeaky clean trunk, shampoo and condition the carpet.
- The wheels
Remove the hubcaps and wash them down. Next, scrub your tires and wheel wells.
- Under the hood
Get rid of the leaves, debris, and dirt that got into the engine area. You can wipe down the edges yourself or you can have it professionally cleaned.
Wondering What to Do with Your Old Car? Allow Us to Give it a New Purpose!
If the biggest clutter in your garage happens to be an old car that you’re no longer using, consider donating it to us at Veteran Car Donations this spring. We’ll use it to give the suffering veterans in your area opportunities to lead healthier and more productive lives.
We’ll sell your auto donation through an auction and hand over the proceeds to our veteran-focused charity partners. Like us, these IRS-certified 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations are dedicated to helping veterans who are homeless, unable to find jobs, and suffering from disabilities and illnesses, including mental health issues.
Our charity partners use the funding we give to provide deserving veterans with free medical treatments, financial aid, psychotherapy services, family support, housing assistance, educational scholarships, employment opportunities, and many other benefits.
The good thing about donating a vehicle to Veteran Car Donations is that you’ll get amply rewarded for doing so. Not only will you get our free pickup and towing service wherever you are in the country, but you’ll also qualify to receive the maximum tax deduction in the next tax season.
However, the best reward you’ll get is the immense feeling of satisfaction, knowing that your gift will help improve the living conditions of the struggling veterans and their families in your community.
You can donate not just your old car but any other type of vehicle that you may have. Check out this list of the types of vehicles we commonly accept from our donors.
You can check out our FAQs page to get to know our quick and convenient donation process and other important information you might want to know. If you have questions and concerns, feel free to call us through our 24/7 toll-free hotline at 877-594-5822 or write to us here.
Touch the Lives of Our Heroes Today!
Don’t hold on to an unwanted vehicle when you can use it to touch the lives of our heroes! Donate it to Veteran Car Donations by calling 877-594-5822 or filling out our secure online donation form now!