April is upon us which means it’s time for spring cleaning. As you make plans to clean your home and garage, don’t forget to deep clean your car. Continue reading for some helpful tips on how to detail your car this spring.

Steps to Deep Clean Your Car

Deep Clean the Exterior 

With winter finally behind us, it’s time to scrub away any salt that has built up on your car from winter roads. Salt can damage the paint, dim headlights and taillights, and rust the undercarriage. Your best line of defense against salt damage is a simple car wash. Pay special attention to where salt can typically build up. Use a specialized cleaner for lights to bring them back to their original shine. Pressure wash the tires and wheels to remove rust, grime, and buildup. Clean the windows and enjoy the added visibility this gives you. 

Prep and Polish

Once you’ve washed away the winter, it’s time to prepare for spring. Pollen will soon be an added accessory to your car so you’ll want to take preventative measures now. Apply a wax to your car’s exterior to protect the paint and finish from any damage the pollen may inflict. Once pollen gets on your car, adding a wax can cause more damage as you’ll be rubbing the pollen directly into the finish itself. After applying the initial wax, schedule regular car washes but avoid applying wax again until pollen season has passed. Be sure to fill up the washer fluid so you can wipe away the yellow streaks from your windshield in the weeks ahead. 

Deep Clean the Interior

It’s easy to avoid cleaning the cabin during the winter months because no one wants to spend time vacuuming outdoors in the cold. Give the interior a fresh spring makeover by vacuuming out the nooks and crannies of your car. Wipe down every surface to reinvigorate the upholstery and give your car a fresh, clean scent. Replace the cabin filters to prevent unwanted pollen and other allergens from entering through the air vents. Finally, spray down those windows and enjoy clear visibility of the road ahead. 

Schedule a Spring Cleaning in Raleigh, NC

Schedule service today to enjoy the luxury of a freshly detailed car at Thompson Buick GMC. Our Buick and GMC service center will take all the guesswork out of cleaning your car so you don’t have to. Give us a call or drop by our dealership for more information.