Spring Cleaning Tips & Tricks

As much as we always look forward to the arrival of spring, we also equally don’t look forward to the idea of all the cleaning that comes with it.
The best way to look at it though is the good always outweighs the bad, plus when the cleaning is done, you feel amazing.
Point of focus for spring cleaning often is on our homes, after all, it is your biggest investment, but you can’t forget about your vehicle either.
It’s so important to rid it of the nasty salt and grime that builds up over the long and hard winter months. Not only to maintain your vehicle’s appearance but its potential resale value as well. Plus, salt can damage the wires underneath your carpet, including if your vehicle has a floor gas tank release. Often, you’ll find the release beginning to seize due to the salt corrosion.
Here’s a couple easy but essential Spring Vehicle Cleaning Tips from the Heffner Auto Cleaning and Detailing Centre.
1. Replace the inserts on your windshield wipers. The cold weather can be harsh, typically taking its toll on the rubber which can lead to streaks and eventual damage to your windshield if not replaced. It’s easy to do, and even easier to purchase at our Heffner Lexus Parts Department. Any questions, feel free to ask.
2. Freshen Up. No one likes to get into a vehicle that has a little funk to it. To rid your ride of stale odours from the ventilation ducts, try spraying odours eliminator into the system’s air intake. Hint – it’s usually located at the base of the windshield. Once you’ve sprayed, make sure to run the air conditioner full blast for at least 10 minutes to let the eliminator work its magic.
3. Never use dish soap for washing a car. This question was asked at a recent event. Many chemicals in today’s soaps are not for your car. Dish soap is designed to cut grease; you know, “soft on your hands, hard on grease.” That also makes it extremely hard on your vehicle’s wax, often stripping it or making it blotchy. Instead, always use quality soap designed and intended for vehicles to keep the shine lasting long and strong. Heffner’s Detailing Department has a wide array of products that work exceptionally well. If you’re unsure of what one is right for your vehicle, again, feel free to ask. We’d be happy to help.
If you still don’t want to or don’t have time to do your vehicle spring cleaning, not a problem. Don’t. Heffner’s can do the work for you! We have an excellent in-house Detailing Department filled with experts in both interior and exterior detailing. Any make, any model, we can have it ready for the summer road ahead.