Warm weather is right around the corner. That means it is time for spring cleaning. Regular cleaning and detailing can not only increase the resale value of your car, but it can also make your car last longer as well. Car spring cleaning may just make your car like new.
According to Consumer Report, one of the best things to do to keep resale value up is to detail the interior. Car shoppers are looking for autos that are fresh and clean—don’t let your car get too dirty. Remove any trash, vacuum every inch, and rent a steam cleaner for any fabrics. Use leather cleaner on leather surfaces, and be sure to spray air vents out with compressed air.
When cleaning windows, make sure to spray on your cloth first before wiping them—never spray on the window. Use microfiber cloths to avoid scratching. One trick some detailers use is to rub the windshield with clean newspaper, which can supposedly remove glare.
For the exterior, give your car a complete wash and dry by hand. Put a fresh coat of wax—use the paste wax that is applied by hand, as it works best. Exterior trim cleaner is available for plastic trims, and it can clean up any scuffs and dirt.
Finally, do routine maintenance. Top off fluids, change oil if necessary, and check your tires. Tire pressure may change in warmer weather, so be sure to accommodate. Also check for bulges, uneven wear, and cracking. Come in to Cambridge Classic Ford of Cambridge, OH where we can help with your car spring cleaning!