The wonderful people at www.cars.com are kindly sharing this information with our blog readers. So, if you're thinking about giving your vehicle a nice spring cleaning, here you go.
At Anderson Behel in Santa Clara, we are offering a few suggestions to help you prioritize tasks - so take a deep breath, hold your nose and spring to action on spring car cleaning.
Start with the outside:
Scrub your tires first using a tire-cleaning spray and firm brush.
Wash the body top to bottom with a carwash product and using the two-bucket method, one bucket containing clean soapy water and the other dirty rinse water.
Hose off the underbody.
Dry with a clean microfiber towel.
Now you're ready to move on to the interior:
Remove clutter accumulated over the winter months: all those gas-pump receipts, Starbucks cups and Larabar wrappers that never made their way to trashcan.
Use a mild cleaning spray and microfiber cloth on the dash, console and other surfaces.
Vacuum the seats, floormats, rugs and trunk.
Use an approved cleaner for leather upholstery.
Spray glass cleaner directly onto a cloth to clean windows.
Clean floormats, scrubbing rubber ones with soapy water and carpeted ones with carpet cleaner.
Or you can spring for a professional detailing if you feel like dropping a couple of C-notes — but, dudes, even if you leave it to the pros, at least take those dirty diapers out first.
About Anderson Behel
With today’s sophisticated cars, it’s more important than ever that your body shop be certified to repair your type of vehicle. At Anderson Behel, Silicon Valley’s leading collision repair company, we’re proud to hold several certifications, which means we’re a Honda Certified Body Shop, Acura Authorized Body Shop, Nissan Authorized Body Shop, Subaru Auto Body Shop a Porsche Collision Center and most recently a Volvo certified shop. What does this mean? At Anderson Behel, we’ve invested in the finest training, equipment and tools to do an O.E. repair on each and every Honda, Porsche, Acura, Volvo, Nissan and Subaru that comes into our shop. Why not work with a body shop that is qualified, experienced and certified by the carmaker itself to work on your car? It just makes good sense and that’s why we proudly tell the world that we’re certified on some of the world's finest vehicles.