Even though it feels like winter never fully set in here in the Lowcountry, the official beginning of spring is right around the corner. The temperatures are rising and we start to think about time spent outdoors, upcoming trips, and how dirty our car has become over the winter. Spring is often a time when we give things a deep clean, and your car is no different. But where do you start? No to worry. Here are some spring-cleaning tips for your car from our team.

Take Out the Trash

It seems like a no brainer, but often the colder temperatures of winter have us throwing receipts and trash all around the interior of our vehicle. We just don’t feel like taking the time and risking the cold to throw it in a trashcan. Honestly, this is the part most of us dread whenever we clean our car. Our tip? Make cleaning the interior the first step in your spring-cleaning. Get it knocked out of the way and move on to the exterior having already conquered the part you hate.

Check the Trunk

While we’re talking about the interior, don’t forget to take a look in the trunk. Coats, umbrellas, and all kinds of extra stuff tends to pile up in the trunk of your car over the winter. This is another spot we often forget, so change it up and do this as part of your interior clean. If you’re going to clean the car, do it right.

Give It a Good Wash

There’s a lot of dirt and grime associated with the winter, even in the coastal areas like Charleston. Take the time to give your exterior a thorough wash to get all of that off the surfaces. This will prolong the life of your paint and make your car shine in that bright sun. But don’t forget, here in the Lowcountry the pollen is right around the corner, so you’ll be washing it again…and again.

Don’t Forget the Tires

One area we can forget when cleaning is the tires. Cleaning your tires removes dirt and grime, taking your car to that next level of appearance. But it also keeps those things from harming components of the brakes and creating the need for earlier repairs. Take the extra time and keep those tires clean too.

Your Local Car Paint Experts

At Fender Mender, we offer top-of-the-line auto painting services to make your car look as great, or even better than it did the day you bought it. Our advanced technology and experienced staff will match your vehicle’s paint color exactly to ensure you are getting the best quality work, every time. Contact us for a free estimate if you are interested in freshening up your paint job.