Spring clean your car – giveaway #HyundaiDriveSquad

Slowly, very slowly the snow has melted away and even though it is May, spring should be making its official arrival soon! Spring brings fresh air, cleaning, opening windows and letting the sun in. Most people get the itch and spring clean their homes. They put away their winter clothes and bring out the lighter ones. What about your car? They most certainly need spring cleaning too! The salt stains from the mats need to disappear, dirt being wiped away and for me the over abundance of items that have piled up in the backseat and trunk need to be cleaned up and put away.

Hyundai has put together 8 helpful tips for you to spring clean your car this spring!

  •  Say goodbye to salt-stained carpets: After a long winter, your car’s carpets are likely to have white stains from road salt.  Remove them by using water mixed with white vinegar and scrub the tough stains with an old rag or brush
  • Wax every season: Each winter season, your car’s paint colour is dulled by the elements and picks up scratches, so keep it looking clean and new with a liquid spray wax
  • Out with the dirt in with the clean: Get out your vacuum to suck up all the dirt and dust in the small corners of your vehicle.  Remember to put your seats down to get between the cracks and also vacuum all the cup holders throughout your vehicle as these areas collect dirt, too!
  • It’s called washing your car, not your dishes: Never use dish soap to clean your vehicle as it will dull and scratch the protective clear coat off your car. Try using Meguiar’s Gold Class Car Wash Shampoo and Conditioner.
  • Put a break on your brake dust: Get rid of that reddish, brown coloured powder on your wheels caused by normal brake wear.  Wipe down your wheels with a cleaning solution safe for alloy wheels (available at any hardware store) and address those hard-to-reach places in between the wheel’s spokes with a scrub brush or rag.
  • Take a load off:  Do you use your car as a storage unit? Be sure to empty out your trunk and back seats of all your winter build up. Removing unnecessary weight also improves fuel efficiency and your car’s handling.
  • What’s happening under the hood? Cars need a ‘medical’ check-up, too! Every spring, it is a good idea to take your vehicle in for a quick under-the-hood inspection and get an oil change, filter replacement and tire rotation.
  • Freshen up: After you are finished cleaning your car, add your favourite smelling air freshener to keep your car smelling clean and fresh all spring and summer!

Win It!!!

One lucky Canadian reader will win an awesome Spring Cleaning Car Kit (value $50) thanks to Hyundai!

Hyndai Spring Cleaning Car Giveaway

The kit includes:

  • Scrub brushes
  • Turtle Wax ICE Synthetic Spray Wax
  • Meguiar’s Hot Rims Wheel Cleaner
  • Meguiar’s Gold Class Car Wash
  • Air Fresheners


a Rafflecopter giveaway

Disclosure: I am a part of the Hyundai Drive Squad Ambassador Program #HyundaiDriveSquad. I receive special perks as part of the program.



  1. Darlene Schuller says:

    We drive a Chrysler Town & Country.

  2. Glogirl says:

    I drive a Toyota Corolla.

  3. Erika says:

    I drive a Volkswagen Jetta.

  4. edmontonjb says:

    I drive a Ford


  5. nomnombearinyvr says:

    I drive a mazda

  6. May says:

    We drive a Honda Civic.

  7. Delacey says:

    I drive a Hyundai Sonata

  8. My husband drives a Dodge Ram pickup.

  9. angela mitchell says:

    We have a Nissan Pathfinder.

  10. I drive a dodge caravan

  11. donna makayak says:

    My dad has a Toyota pickup I hope to win for him.

  12. lori b says:

    i drive the 2014 jeep cherokee

  13. loriag says:

    I drive a Ford Taurus.

  14. kristen visser says:

    pontaic g6

  15. Anne Taylor says:

    We have a Toyota Corolla.

  16. lisa bolduc says:

    in my dreams, i drive a nice top of the line convertible, but i actually drive a mazda 3 and sometimes I drive my husband crazy

  17. Sarah Stickney says:

    i drive a mazda

  18. 200 Hyundai Accent!

  19. kathy downey says:

    Hyundai Elentra

  20. Juliee Fitze says:

    We drive a Chrysler 200

  21. Jenness M says:

    Honda Civic 2009

  22. Lori bazan says:

    Ford F150

  23. Monique L.S. says:

    I have a Toyota Rav4.

  24. Erin W says:

    I drive a Honda Odyssey

  25. Lisa Neutel says:

    I drive a Hyundai sonata

  26. I drive a Dodge Dart

  27. Sunshine G says:

    A Volvo station wagon – living the dream! 🙂

  28. nicolthepickle says:

    A mini-van….which for some reason has a flat tire today!

  29. angela m says:

    Dodge grand caravan

  30. Courtney says:

    A Mazda 3!

  31. Rebby says:

    Chrysler 300!

  32. I drive a hyundi santa fe! LOVE IT

  33. Audrey Skinner says:

    I drive a Toyota Camry.

  34. sschool2010 says:

    Toyota! Love it! (Suzi)

  35. Karrie Millheim says:

    I drive a Chevy Lumina

  36. Donnas says:

    I drive a Nissan Sentra.

  37. Honda Civic

  38. Victoria Ess says:

    I drive a Honda

  39. wendy Hutton says:

    Dodge caravan

  40. Eldon L says:


  41. hmrcarlson says:

    I drive a Chevy Equinox.

  42. Cassey C says:

    Honda CRV

  43. Jay M. says:


  44. Michelle B says:

    We drive a Ford Escape!

  45. Pat B says:

    Honda CRV

  46. tanyab79 says:


  47. Lucy says:

    Honda Accord

  48. Julie Bolduc says:

    Kia soul

  49. Aliza says:

    I’ve been putting this off – thanks for the tips!

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