Spring is finally less than a month away! It's time to refresh your space with some spring cleaning! Spring is a time of renewal, rebirth, and rejuvenation, so it's the perfect time for a deep clean. The long winter months can be so harsh on your vehicle. Between the road salt, chemicals, and regular debris, who knows what all is on the outside of your truck. You've tracked mud, dust, dirt, and salt into your cab. We get it. Let us at DOTNumberStore.com help you refresh your truck with these super helpful spring cleaning tips!
Start with the Interior
It's so important to keep your cab spic and span. When your truck is clean, you give off an air of professionalism and neatness that is nice to see as a potential client. Here are some helpful starting tips to getting your interior a fresh and clean look:
After long winter months, your floor mats are probably begging to be deep cleaned or replaced altogether. For rubber mats, shake them off outside your vehicle, then use a mild soap and a pressurized hose to wash them. Hang them up to dry and you're all done! For cloth mats, the process does have a few more steps.
Wipe down the interior.
All that dust and dirt has to settle somewhere...and that's all over everything inside the vehicle. Using a lightly damp washcloth, you can wipe down everything from the dashboard to the steering wheel.
Vacuum the floors.
Now that the mats are out and the dash has been wiped, I recommend vacuuming. Don't forget under the seats where a lot of dust and debris like to collect!
Clean cupholders with a disinfectant spray or wipes.
Cupholders and any other compartments, of course.
Clean your windows.
The best solution for cleaning windows hands down? White vinegar and water mixture in a spray bottle, then wipe it with newspaper. I always get a streak-free shine.
Organize and Reorganize
Organizing your things can help make a small cab feel just a bit bigger. When you have a good system in place, it can really help you feel more at peace with being in such a small area. Organization really is key to making a cab feel more like a casa. I suggest investing in some under-the-bed storage options or some hanging organizers. There are so many options on the market, so let your ingenuity flow!
Give That Baby a Bath!
Now that the inside of your truck is straightened up and spotless, we can move on to the main show: the exterior. This is your truck's face to the world. It's how you are identified and noticed, so keeping it clean and polished is important.
Handwashing is the only thing DOTNumberStore.com will ever recommend. Pressure washing can peel off vinyl lettering and damage your paint over time. You can get your vehicle just as clean (if not cleaner!) by handwashing with a mild soap, a sponge, and an extendable wand for hard to reach nooks and crannies.
Make sure your mudflaps are the same and clean off well with warm, soapy water.
Try to avoid any petroleum based cleaners. Warm water and a mild soap do the trick just as well as any chemical.
After a detailed wash, use some wax on your vehicle and the chrome to make it really shine! Not only do you get a flashy, polished look but the wax helps to make the vehicle easier to clean next time!
This step is optional, of course! But, maybe while you were cleaning you noticed your vinyl lettering could use an update? Let us help! We have many options for vinyl signs, including our new Logo Uploader! Don't see what you need? Don't hesitate to Email Us or call the office at 812-936-7446.