With snow thawed slightly and the frigid breeze being less prickly, we welcome spring with full zeal and zest. In some areas, winter can be harsh on your automobile. Hence, the spring is time for the revival of melodious bird songs and your car as well. Therefore, with the advent of this new season, we have a spring car wash list that will prepare your car for the upcoming season.
Starting In The Shade:
Find a good, shady spot first if you have decided to gear up and wash your car yourself. A hedge or garage shade will protect your car from damage. What kind of damage, you may wonder? Water droplets may act as a small bead of a magnifying glass, concentrating the sun’s rays on one small portion. This phenomenon can potentially harm your paintwork.
Starting From The Undercarriage:
During the winter, the road is flooded with snow and road salt. The snow may melt off, but the road salt stays. Moreover, it is pretty detrimental to metal in the undercarriage because it is exposed. Hence, prolonged exposure to road salt will lead to expedited rust. Consequently, start from the bottom, washing the salt, grease, and debris away.
Use mild detergents for washing the car, and for more stubborn stains, it’s better to use application-specific car soap. Similarly, it’s better to use a soft cloth or brush to clean the car. Using something abrasive like steel wool will leave behind unpleasant streaks and scratches.
Don’t Forget The Tires:
Your car’s wheel has been through a lot during the winter season. Therefore, without any doubt, the threads have picked up loads of mud, dirt, and debris. Hence, try to dislodge these unwanted passengers with a high-pressure water stream. Now, let’s get to the nitty-gritty of cleaning your tires. Using a sponge, apply foam of tire wash or some other detergent, and let it soak for a while. Then wash away with water; you will be pleased to see the water carrying away all the dirt.
Time For Some Wax Or Coating:
Spring is a time when bugs hit the road, and tree sap decides to trickle down. Both of these are terrible news for your car. Hence, prepare for these events by opting for car wax. Car wax forms a protective layer that stops the onslaught of tree sap, bird droppings, and bug splatter. However, you may need to wax again after a week or two, so if you are looking for something long-lasting, think about investing in the ceramic shield.
Spring Cleanup Is Incomplete With A Immaculate Interior:
Road salt and everything else that blemished your exterior found its way to the interior. Hence, begin by vacuuming the carpets and end by buffing the surfaces. You can also apply interior wax if you want.
Are you feeling overwhelmed by the spring cleanup list? You are not alone. However, Cadillac Car Wash is here to ease your cleaning duty. Visit us for professional services and learn more about how we can help.