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.spring cleaning for cars and trucks in Wilson NCContrary to what Groundhog Phil said about an “6 more weeks of winter” a few weeks ago, springtime has come early in eastern NC! With spring comes the feeling to clean. Do not forget about your car when you start your spring cleaning. Clean and well kept used cars have a higher value when it comes time to sell your vehicles in Wilson NC. Without proper upkeep, cars can lose value fast! If you are considering trading in your used cars in Wilson NC for an updated vehicle, maintenance of your car is essential. Refer to one of our past blogs to read about what goes into determining the worth of used cars and trucks. According to Kelly Blue Book, the time and care a person puts into the maintenance of their car can make up to an $1000 difference in the value of the car at resale. Here are a few tips to utilize this spring to help keep your car in tip-top shape so it is ready for sale next time you are ready for a new car!


Interior Maintenance of Cars and Trucks In Wilson, NC and Surrounding Areas

Leather and Other Hard Surface Areas

The many different surfaces of your car can be easy to forget about when cleaning your car. From the steering wheel to the dashboard to the small cracks and crevices between your gear stick, there are many places that can easily build up dirt, dust, and crumbs. There are a number of different cleaners, both in spray form or in pre-wet wipes. These cleaners make it easy to keep your cars interior leather looking brand new. If you do not have leather interior, wiping down the interior can still be beneficial to the overall well-being of the interior of your car. Leather seats should also be conditioned regularly to keep their new look.


Regular vacuuming of your carpet in your vehicle will help with the upkeep of your vehicle. A good vacuuming can ensure that the dirt is not able to get too engrained into your floor mats and other carpeted areas. If you do not have access to an industrial vacuum, a household vacuum works just fine. Worst case scenario, there are many car washes these days that allow the free use of their vacuums with the purchase of a car wash or they may include vacuuming in their services.

Fabric Seats

The seats in your cars can be an easy trap for stray crumbs, spills, and trash. Vacuuming your fabric seats can help prevent dirt from settling into the fibers, creating stains. If your seats are stained, consider giving them a nice shampoo this spring to make your used cars look like new! There are many different products available for seat cleaning that are easy to use. If you are looking for a more DIY seat shampoo, consider following PopSugar’s article. It walks you through how to “Refresh and Clean Your Car Seats with Ease.”

Sunny and crisp springtime weather makes it a perfect time to clean your seats because they will dry quickly! If you are still having trouble keeping your seats clean, a simple seat cover can help protect the fabric.

The Forgotten Trunk

Out of sight out of mind is what comes to mind when we think about the trunk of a car. It can often be one of the most often overlooked areas of your car. Junk that you don’t need in your vehicle easily builds up. Cleaning out your trunk on a regular basis can help you avoid clutter and unwanted mess!


Now you know just how you can keep your car spick and span. Maintaining your truck or car means you will be ready to sell your used cars whenever! If you are considering trading in your vehicle, contact The Auto Store Group. You can also browse our inventory of used trucks and cars in Wilson, NC to see if we have something you might like!