The Ultimate Guide to Spring Cleaning Your Car

Spring cleaning the car is a ritual of renewal and rejuvenation, where the cozy cocoon of your vehicle is released of winter’s essence and prepared to embrace the brighter, warmer days ahead. Here’s a guide to make your car sparkle like a newly blossomed flower:

1. Clearing the Clutter

Start by removing all the accumulated clutter from every corner of your car. Empty the glove compartment, console, and door pockets. Dispose of any trash and unnecessary items that have taken up residence in your vehicle during the winter months.

2. Vacuuming

Grab your trusty vacuum cleaner and delve into every corner of your car’s interior. Pay special attention to the floor mats, under the seats, and in between crevices where crumbs and debris tend to hide. A thorough vacuuming will leave your car feeling fresh and clean.

3. Wiping Down Surfaces

Next, take a microfiber cloth and wipe down all the surfaces inside your car, including the dashboard, steering wheel, and center console. Use a mild cleaner to remove any dirt, dust, and grime that have accumulated over time. Don’t forget to clean the windows both inside and out for a streak-free shine.

4. Detailing the Interior

Treat your car to a little TLC by giving it a thorough detailing. Use a specialized cleaner to polish leather seats and trim, and apply a protectant to keep them looking supple and new. For fabric upholstery, use a fabric cleaner to lift stains and odors, leaving your car smelling fresh and inviting.

5. Freshening the Air

After cleaning the interior, freshen up the air inside your car by using an air freshener. Choose a scent that you love or opt for a neutral fragrance to keep things smelling clean and inviting.

6. Cleaning Exterior

Now it’s time to turn your attention to the exterior of your car. Give it a good wash using a high-quality car shampoo and a microfiber wash to avoid scratching the paint. Pay special attention to areas like the wheels, tires, and undercarriage, which tend to accumulate a lot of grime.

7. Waxing & Polishing

Once your car is clean and dry, consider waxing and polishing it to give the paintwork extra protection and shine. A good quality car wax will help to seal the paint and protect it from the elements, while polishing will remove any imperfections and restore the shine of your car’s finish.

8. Checking Under the Hood

Don’t forget to give some attention to the engine bay as well. Check the fluid levels, including oil, coolant, and windshield washer fluid, and top them up as needed. Inspect the engine and surrounding components for any signs of damage or wear and tear.

9. Trunk Tidying

Don’t neglect the trunk of your car. Remove any unnecessary items and organize the remaining belongings so that everything has its place. Consider keeping a small emergency kit in the trunk with essentials like a car tool kit, jumper cables, a flashlight, and a first aid kit.


As you follow these steps, your car will be clean, fresh-smelling, and ready for the open road, welcoming the pleasures of spring driving. With Myles Cars, subscribers experience hassle-free rides, free from maintenance worries, with access to well-maintained and properly insured vehicles, available exclusively at