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Spring Clean Your Car !

Spring Clean Your Car !

Spring has finally arrived, the sun is shining and we all wake up to the sounds of birds singing with a smile on our face.  So what do we do …….start cleaning ! ………but don’t forget your car, it will need some attention too !  Here’s a few handy tips to make sure your car is looking it’s best in the sunshine :- 

Get rid of the clutter - After months of neglect your car may be buried under a mountain of clutter, all those sweet wrappers, the dogs towel, spare raincoats, coffee cups - the list could be endless and  it all adds weight.  De-clutter your car ready for spring and enjoy improved mileage for your efforts !

The inside of your car - With muddy feet in and out of the car all winter and the windows up to keep out the winter cold, the interior may be stained and damp.  Get rid of the odours and eliminate the chance of any mould growing by giving the inside a good clean and leaving to dry thoroughly with the doors open.

The outside of your car - will have been really suffering, the salt used on roads can lead to corrosion and the bottom half of your car may be hiding underneath a thick layer of mud.  Get the sponge out and start scrubbing !  Pay particular attention to the wheel arches and underside, a good wax will help protect your paintwork from the spring showers.

Check your tyres – air in the tyres will contract in the cold and expand in the heat playing havoc with your tyre pressures.  Over-inflated tyres can create poor vehicle handling and tyres that are under or over inflated are more likely to suffer damage so are more likely to need replacing.  Tyres at the correct pressure will also help you optimise fuel efficiency.

The Windscreen – after frosty mornings and endless rain your wipers have been working really hard all winter.  Trying to scrape across icy windscreens can cause wipers to become worn and torn.  Invest in some new ones if you see any signs of damage and top up the screen wash you don’t want to miss the views !

…………….If you want to really appreciate the summer sun this year why not treat yourself to a shiny new convertible ………… https://www.rivervaleleasing.co.uk/car-leasing/mazda/mx-5/

The comments above do not necessarily reflect Rivervale's views unless clearly stated.

Car related news
25 March 2014
Written by Rivervale
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