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Doesn’t a shiny clean car look awesome?
 
With the cold weather behind us(well…hopefully!) now is the time to Spring Clean your automobile and I have just the right products to offer you.  And they are green!
 
But first I’d like to share with your Hyundai Canada‘s tips for Spring Cleaning your car:
1) Say goodbye to salt-stained carpets: After a long winter, your car’s carpets are likely to have white stains from road salt. Remove them by using water mixed with white vinegar and scrub the tough stains with an old rag or brush. 
 
2) Wax every season: Each winter season, your car’s paint colour is dulled by the elements and picks up scratches, so keep it looking clean and new with a liquid spray wax. 
 
3) Out with the dirt in with the clean: Get out your vacuum to suck up all the dirt and dust in the small corners of your vehicle. Remember to put your seats down to get between the cracks and also vacuum all the cup holders throughout your vehicle as these areas collect dirt, too! 
 
4) It’s called washing your car, not your dishes: Never use dish soap to clean your vehicle as it will dull and scratch the protective clear coat off your car.
 
5) Put a break on your brake dust: Get rid of that reddish, brown coloured powder on your wheels caused by normal brake wear. Wipe down your wheels with a cleaning solution safe for alloy wheels (available at any hardware store) and address those hard-to-reach places in between the wheel’s spokes with a scrub brush or rag. 
 
6) Take a load off: Do you use your car as a storage unit? Be sure to empty out your trunk and back seats of all your winter build up. Removing unnecessary weight also improves fuel efficiency and your car’s handling! 
 
7) What’s happening under the hood? Cars need a ‘medical’ check-up, too! Every spring, it is a good idea to take your vehicle in for a quick under-the-hood inspection and get an oil change, filter replacement and tire rotation. 
 
8) Freshen up: After you are finished cleaning your car, add your favourite smelling air freshener to keep your car smelling clean and fresh all spring and summer!  For a toxic free scent I suggest a mist from Synergy Organics.
 Thanks Hyundai Canada! 
 

38 COMMENTS

  1. Jessica | 13th May 14

    the tip about not using dish soap stuck out the most to me

  2. kathy downey | 13th May 14

    I was surprised to read not to use dish soap on your car,this is a valuable tip i will be sure to remember.

  3. Monique L.S. | 13th May 14

    I found “Put a break on your brake dust” most helpful. My wheels are quite dirty right now, so will keep this tip in mind.

  4. Jonnie (JB) | 13th May 14

    Take a load off speaks to me. I tend to use my trunk as extra storage quite often…oops!

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  6. Annie1 | 13th May 14

    I like the tip that says not to use dish detergent on your car when washing it. I was just at my dad’s and he is washing his car with dish soap; I’m calling him right now!!

    Anne Taylor

  7. Anonymous | 13th May 14

    oops. didn’t know that dish soap will dull and scratch the protective clear coat off the car.
    jan

  8. Danielle | 14th May 14

    I thought #4 was interesting.

  9. Lynda Cook | 14th May 14

    I like tip 4) It’s called washing your car, not your dishes: Never use dish soap to clean your vehicle as it will dull and scratch the protective clear coat off your car.

  10. Rebby | 14th May 14

    I like this tip:
    Out with the dirt in with the clean: Get out your vacuum to suck up all the dirt and dust in the small corners of your vehicle. Remember to put your seats down to get between the cracks and also vacuum all the cup holders throughout your vehicle as these areas collect dirt, too!

  11. Victoria Ess | 14th May 14

    The tip that you should not to use dish detergent on your car when washing it stands out to me most.

  12. Nicky | 14th May 14

    the vaccuming tip – i gotta do that more!

  13. Eldon | 15th May 14

    I like the never use dish soap on the car tip.

  14. lisa neutel | 15th May 14

    I liked the vacuuming tip …def. need to do this more often
    Great post very helpful

  15. Darlene Wissenz | 15th May 14

    Vacuuming your car more often is the tip I should follow

  16. Juliee | 15th May 14

    #4 Never knew you shouldn’t use dish soap on a car.

  17. Darlene Schuller | 15th May 14

    The dish soap.. I’ve actually been using it on our car.. who knew!

  18. CC | 16th May 14

    Never use dish soap to clean your vehicle

  19. Heidi Carlson-Reid | 16th May 14

    I am like everyone else – I didn’t realize dishwashing liquid was bad for your vehicle!

  20. Jeannie Lam | 16th May 14

    The tip that speaks to me the most would have to be the one where you should never use dish soap to wash the car.

  21. lushka | 17th May 14

    Take a load off, I’m guilty of hauling around too much junk

  22. Glogirl | 17th May 14

    I like the tip about “It’s called washing your car, not your dishes”. I have been guilty of using dish soap to wash my car.

  23. Jenn | 19th May 14

    Taking the load off for sure! We have a lot of trunk space and we take advantage of it… so much that it gets out of hand. We definitely need to schedule a ‘spring cleaning’ session for the car soon!

  24. Lori Butler | 20th May 14

    not to use dish soap on ur vehicle

  25. jana24 | 20th May 14

    Wax every season! I really need to do that. I want my car to retain that lovely colour for years to come

  26. Nicolthe pickle | 20th May 14

    The tip about Salt stained carpet is great. I did not know that.

  27. Nicolthe pickle | 20th May 14

    The tip about Salt stained carpet is great. I did not know that.

  28. Amy C | 21st May 14

    I like the tip about Saying goodbye to salt-stained carpets.

  29. Tanis S | 21st May 14

    Never knew this: Never use dish soap to clean your vehicle as it will dull and scratch the protective clear coat off your car.

  30. verycutekitties | 22nd May 14

    I never knew that dish soap was bad for the car

  31. Jay M | 23rd May 14

    The tip about getting salt stains was super helpful. Don’t want to pay someone to get them out when I can do it myself! Thanks! (Also, I recently learned that dish soap was bad…I had been using it for years!)

  32. Jay M | 23rd May 14

    The tip about getting salt stains was super helpful. Don’t want to pay someone to get them out when I can do it myself! Thanks! (Also, I recently learned that dish soap was bad…I had been using it for years!)

  33. Green Cleaning Products | 23rd May 14

    It’s a great idea to use all-natural cleaning products for the interior, especially if you have young kids. Earthworm is a great set of all purpose and special cleaners that are organic.

  34. Andrea | 24th May 14

    all the tips are great but it never occurred to me to wax yearly 🙂

  35. Julie Bolduc | 26th May 14

    I like the never use dish soap on the car tip

  36. AngelBerry20 | 26th May 14

    Take a load off is what I think is the best, I am always storing things in my van.

  37. Angela M | 27th May 14

    I had no idea you shouldn’t use dish soap on cars — that’s what I’ve always used. Good to know.

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