5 Spring Cleaning Tips for Your Car
Spring cleaning isn’t just for your home. After a long winter, chances are that your car could use a makeover, too. Follow these five tips to get your car ready for spring.
Wash under pressure
A high-pressure carwash is very effective at blasting away winter road grime from your car. Be sure to pay extra attention to your vehicle’s undercarriage, especially if you drive in an area where winter roads are salted.
Straighten out the interior
Now is the perfect time to throw out any trash that accumulated over winter. Be sure to shred anything with personal information. If you have a vinyl dashboard, apply a protectant to help block damaging UV rays – it’s like sunscreen for your car.
Clear the air
If you suffer from seasonal allergies, a cabin air filter change might be in the works. These filters are inexpensive and only take a few minutes to swap out. Refer to your owner’s manual for details.
De-junk the trunk
Take a minute straighten up the trunk. Be sure to check the condition of your jack and spare tire. If you have a pressure gauge, ensure that your spare is properly inflated.
Clean the glass
Dirty automobile glass can affect a driver’s road vision. Use wadded up newspaper for a streak-free finish inside and out. Also, inspect your windshield glass for chips. If you find any, consider making a window glass claim.
These tips will help you prepare your car for spring. If you haven’t spoken to your Nationwide agent recently, it might be time for an annual On Your Side® Review to ensure that your auto insurance policy is ready for the season, too.