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Spring Cleaning Tips for Your Car from Graff Mt. Pleasant

The team at Graff Mt. Pleasant wants to make sure your car is clean and ready for the warmer seasons by providing you some valuable spring cleaning tips for your car. It is important to take care of your vehicle by cleaning the exterior and interior for a few reasons other than looks. Collected dirt, dust, and other road grime on the exterior can increase the risk of rusting in the long run. The interior can also suffer from collected dust, allergens, dirt, and road salt, which can make driving uncomfortable, especially if you have allergies. By taking the time to deep clean your car this spring and taking small steps to keep it clean over the seasons, you can provide the materials throughout your vehicle a longer life. See our spring cleaning tips for your car below to get started!

Exterior Car Cleaning Tips

Giving your vehicle a car wash has many benefits for your vehicle’s exterior other than making it look great. During the winter season, dirt, gravel, and corrosive road salt are kicked up onto your vehicle and can build up throughout the season. By neglecting to wash this gunk off, it can create rust on your vehicle’s undercarriage and other exposed components. It can also cause micro scratches on the paint, which can lead to rust in the long run. This is a factor that contributes to rust stains on your exterior. By having an occasional car wash, including a wax, you can prevent unnecessary rust on your vehicle's exterior. Local car washes are a great solution if you need to be in and out quickly. You can sometimes find monthly or unlimited packages so you can go as often as needed. But, if you're someone who likes to wash your car at home, we recommend doing so about once a week. We also have a few tips to help you get a better clean at home:

Interior Car Cleaning Tips

Depending on the current state of your car, cleaning it out might seem daunting. As we mentioned previously, doing this can help to extend the life of your car's materials and prevent against premature wear. Cleaning out the interior can not only make your drive feel refreshed, but it can also help you out in emergency situations, too. For instance, if you get pulled over, do you know where your registration and insurance information is located? By taking inventory and organizing the items in your car, you'll be able to find just what you need in no time. Here are a few guiding tips that'll help you get started:

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How to Remove Road Salt from Vehicle's Carpets

Even if you're careful with getting in and out of your car during the winter, the road salt seems to always find its way into your vehicle and on your carpet and rugs. To prevent stains on your carpet, we recommend investing in plastic car mats, but if you have salt on your carpets or mats now, there are a few simple steps you can take to remove it:

Visit Graff Mt. Pleasant for Spring Car Care Services

Routinely cleaning your vehicle’s exterior and interior can extend the life of your car by protecting the materials, and as a bonus, it'll look great, too. We hope these tips have provided you the tools to keep your vehicle clean, but if you need help with any other part of your spring car care routine, bring your vehicle into either Graff Mt. Pleasant location. Our well-equipped Service Centers can help you with oil changes, tire rotations, wiper blade replacements, and more. Visit our Chevrolet location at 4580 E. Pickard Rd. (989) 773-3937 or our Buick GMC Cadillac location at 116 N. Mission St. (989) 773-3917. We proudly serve the Mt. Pleasant area as well as Midland, Big Rapids, Clare, Alma, Ithaca, and St. Louis.