Though Mother Nature hasn't gotten the memo yet; Spring is here! Trading road salt for clean dry roads is definitely a great incentive to get your car looking just as great as the weather should be. Here are our 5 tips to will make spring cleaning your vehicle a breeze so you can set the wheels in motion and cruise into warmer sunny days in style!
1. Remove winter tires. To best preserve your winter tires for the next icy cold season, make sure this tip is on the top of your to do list. Winter tires are manufactured using a rubber compound that creates traction when the roads are icy. In the summer, these unique compounds can be damaged with heat and humidity, melting the rubber. In fact, leaving your winter tires on in the summer can cause irreparable damage to the tires that can impact the safety of the vehicle in the following winter months. As B.C. finished thawing our, and the warmer month begin, all-season tires are recommended, and those may be a bit dusty from sitting in the garage all winter. Luckily Speedwash has wash options that include a tire clean and shine!
2. Wash and wax the exterior. Bring your vehicle in to SpeedWash and get the Winner's Circle Wash to get all that road salt, mud, dust, debris, and grime off your vehicle. In less than 4 minutes you can leave winter behind and feel better about the overall condition of your vehicle. Our Winner's Circle Wash finale includes a car wax. This step is very important as it seals the paint, adds a shiny coat, and repels water beads eliminating troublesome water spots. As tempting as it is, don’t leave it to the first spring rainfall to wash your car for you!
3. It’s all in the detail. As with the exterior, the interior has suffered equally harsh conditions; car mats are filled with road salt, seats and carpets are covered in stains and grime, while your dashboard is concealed in a layer of dust. Make sure you stop in at our Surrey location to vacuum the dust and debris off of your vehicle's surfaces, and mats.
4. Clean out the trunk. The trunk tends to act as a handy storage facility housing everything from hockey gear to shovels, and any other winter items you won't be using for a while. Clean it all out and find another storage space to free up some room to store things you’ll need in the summer, plus it will also lighten your driving load improving your vehicle’s fuel economy rating.
5. Bring your car in for service. Spring is a great time to perform a quick inspection and general maintenance on your vehicle. Test to see if your headlights and taillights are in working order, change wiper blades if they have been worn out due to icy winter conditions, and most importantly make sure your mechanic checks alignment since wintery bumpy roads and pot holes can throw alignment off and cause premature ware.