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With summer right around the corner, the weather is finally beginning to warm up. Over the winter months, your car probably picked up a bit of clutter, especially if you have children. From snack wrappers to empty coffee cups, your car is likely in need of a spring cleaning. Spring is also a great time to keep up with periodic auto maintenance. Bring your vehicle into Catlett’s Service Center & Towing for a spring tune-up.

Tips for Spring Cleaning your Car

  1. Start with the exterior – and do not forget about the undercarriage

Running your car through the car wash, or giving it a good hand wash, will make the exterior shine again. When taking your car through the car wash, you should opt for the undercarriage rinse. Through the winter season, salt, ice, and sand may have infiltrated your undercarriage and caused some corrosion. Washing away these elements reduces the risk of premature undercarriage corrosion.

  • Fill those trash bags up

The first step in a spring cleaning is removing all junk and debris from the interior. Once you can finally see the floorboards again, it’s time to vacuum and dust. You should only use chemicals marketed towards vehicles to avoid the risk of damaging your car. For example, regular window spray should not be used on car windows. Rather, you should use an ammonia-free window spray.

  • Replace the cabin air filter

Cabin air filters are often overlooked, but they have a big impact on air quality. If your A/C struggles to produce cool air in the summer, a new air filter could help with the output. A fresh cabin air filter will do wonders for increasing the airflow in the car.

Remember to Perform a Spring Tune-Up

Once you finish spring cleaning your vehicle, bring it by Catlett’s Service Center & Towing for a spring tune-up. We can perform a complete auto inspection and find any upcoming issues or concerns. Preventative maintenance goes a long way towards extending the life span of your vehicle. Make sure your car is running great this spring by calling 410-798-5446 to schedule an appointment.