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04/11/2018
Spring cleaning isn’t just about cleaning your home. It should also involve cleaning your car. This is what you should do to spring clean for your vehicle.

Spring Clean Everything!

Spring is officially here. The sun shines brighter and the days last longer, which means it’s the perfect time to do some spring cleaning. And no, spring cleaning isn’t limited to sprucing up your home and closets. Your car could probably do with some spring cleaning, too. If you’re considering selling it sometime soon, cleaning it can increase its trade in value. Even if you’re not, it’s about time you get rid of the winter mess and welcome spring into your vehicle. Here are the things you need to do to spring clean your car in Ham Lake.

Go Green This Spring

Washing and cleaning your car’s exterior and interior is the main point of spring cleaning, but you shouldn’t forget about the parts that keep it going. Make it your goal to make your car greener this spring by staying up to date with its maintenance and tune-ups. Winter can take a toll on your car in several ways. The cold can negatively affect your battery so give it a power check. Slippery and snowy roads place a lot of stress on your tires and braking system, so make sure they’re working at top capacity. Rotate your tires, or if necessary, change them. Test your air conditioner. No one likes to drive around drenched in sweat. Give your engine a good tuneup and make sure to check the belts. While you’re working on your engine, get an AMSOIL Synthetic Oil change as well. A synthetic oil change can help prevent your car from overheating as the temperature rises. Remember that you can find everything you need for a synthetic oil change and to refill/replace your car’s necessary fluids at AMSOIL’s online store. You can also call All Service Oil at (763) 257-3130 to place your order and get some special recommendations, like AMSOIL’s  XL 5W-30 Synthetic Motor Oil for longer oil change intervals, or their DOT 3 and DOT 4 Synthetic Brake Fluid to keep your brakes from squeaking.

Exterior Wash and Dry

Take a good hard look at your car’s exterior. After enduring the harsh winter weather, it’s prime time to give it a good wash and wax. Be sure to thoroughly wash out all the winter grime stuck in the cracks and under the edges. You will need a mild soap to wash your vehicle. It’s a good idea to avoid direct sunlight when washing and waxing your car.  Also, when you pick a wax for a vehicle, make sure it’s appropriate for your vehicle’s exterior.

Clean the Interiors

Cleaning your car’s interior is not that complicated. You basically just need to focus on the carpets and upholstery. Vacuum each area to get rid of dust, leaves, and food crumbs. Don’t forget to vacuum under the mats as well, and if possible, under the seats.  As for the small nooks and crannies the vacuum can’t reach, compressed air does wonders. Clean your leather seats with a damp cloth and use a leather protector to shield them from direct sunlight. You can even consider pet-proofing your car if you have the time. Don’t forget about your console! Use a damp cloth to wipe the top of the dashboard and be sure to dry it afterward. Finish your car’s interior by placing an air freshener to welcome spring in your vehicle.

Get Rid of the Junk

Many of us are guilty of using our car as a lunch area or closet, especially when we’re trying to get away from the cold. So if your car is filled with empty bottles, food wrappers, clothes, and other random stuff, you need to get them out. Plus, getting rid of the excess weight you’re carrying in your vehicle can help you get more out of your gas mileage.

Change the Wipers

After washing your car and windows, you want to keep that clean look for a long time, which is why you need to make sure your windshield wipers are in good working order. If your wipers blades are cracking, smearing your windshield, or making annoying noises, you’ll need to replace them. You don’t want to have bad wipers when you’re stuck under an intense spring shower.

Make the Switch to Synthetic Oil This Spring in Ham Lake

If you’re not using synthetic oil by now, it’s about time you start enjoying its many benefits, which include superior lubrication, longer oil change intervals, and saving some cash. Browse through AMSOIL’s online store to place your order, or call All Service Oil at (763) 257-3130 and purchase what you need.
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