Monday, April 14, 2014

Spring Into SPRING Cleaning Your Vehicle By Winning This Giveaway

I am very excited to be part of the Hyundai Drive Squad, and will be bringing the inside scoop to some of Hyundai’s amazing initiatives, vehicle tips and tricks for the road, giveaways and more. Hyundai came to Canada in 1983 where it set-up its first overseas subsidiary, a mere 16 years after Hyundai Motor Company was founded in Korea and three years before it entered the U.S. 

Hyundai is Canada’s sixth-largest auto company, as measured by new vehicle sales, and there are over 1-million Hyundai vehicles on the road today. Hyundai now consistently ranks among the industry's top performing automakers in product quality, proven by award after award. Hyundai’s roster includes subcompacts, compacts, midsize sedans, sports coupes, SUVs, crossover vehicles, and premium sedans. Hyundai vehicles are sold and serviced through more than 210 dealerships nationwide.
As part of the squad, this month I will be sharing a list of helpful tips for car spring cleaning to get our vehicles cleaned up and ready for the warm weather ahead.

1) After a long winter, the 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.

2) Wax every season: Each winter season, the 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.

3) Vacuum all the dirt and dust in the small corners of the vehicle. Remember to put the seats down and get between the cracks. Don't forget the cup holders throughout the vehicle :)

4) Never use dish soap to clean your vehicle, as it will dull and scratch the protective clear coat off the car. Try using Meguiar’s Gold Class Car Wash Shampoo and Conditioner.

5) Get rid of that reddish, brown coloured powder on the wheels caused by normal brake wear. Wipe down the 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.

6) Be sure to empty out the trunk and back seats of all the winter build up. Removing unnecessary weight improves fuel efficiency and your car’s handling.

7) Cars need a ‘medical’ check-up, too! Every spring, it is a good idea to take your vehicle for a quick under-the-hood inspection and get an oil change, filter replacement and tire rotation.

8) 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!

Giveaway:

To kick start your vehicle spring cleaning, win this spring cleaning kit for your car (value over $50)
• Scrub brushes
• Turtle Wax ICE Synthetic Spray Wax
• Meguiar’s Hot Rims Wheel Cleaner
• Meguiar’s Gold Class Car Wash
• Air Fresheners
Giveaway is open to everyone in Canada until May 5th. Please leave comments and follow my social media links to be eligible to win. Update: The winner is Ivy

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48 comments:

  1. I'm in S.W. British Columbia - so not much snow/salt here. I love the one about emptying out the winter stuff. Over the winter I've accumulated a lot in my van - blankets, odd mitts, etc.

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  2. I live in BC and my favourite tip is the one to give your car a spring checkup! Another tip I would have is just to keep the car clean and pick up whatever trash there is in it, on a daily basis.

    RAFFLECOPTER NAME is Anne Taylor

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  3. I live in Ontario and my husband is a car cleaning freak! He does all of these tips and loves to use all the car cleaning products! My tip would be to try to keep the salt and road grime cleaned off often.

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  4. I'm in BC. I like the Wax every season tip. This is really so important especially on the coast here where there is salt from the ocean on our vehicles year round.

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  5. I live in Nova Scotia. Great to learn you can use white vinegar and water on salt stains! Thanks! :)

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  6. I live in Nova Scotia. Great to learn you can use white vinegar and water to get rid of salt stains! Thanks! :)

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  7. I have a new SUV and I keep it like the day I bought it Always

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  8. I live in Ontario and love the white vinegar for carpets idea! Clearing trash as often as possible makes a big difference!

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  9. I live in Ontario and I love tip #1 never thought of doing that

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  10. I live in Ontario, I love the 'cars need checkups too tip" I am horrible for that lol

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  11. I'm in Ontario. The waxing is a great tip!

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  12. I am from Ontario. I like your first tip...the carpets in my far are FULL of salt I am wondering if I should put them in the washing machine or shampoo them out myself. I never thought of using white vinegar so thanks for the tip. I will give this a shot!

    texan_michael AT yahoo DOT com

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  13. I live In Ontario. My favorite tip is Vacuum all the dirt and dust in the small corners of the vehicle. I can't stand dirt inside very long.

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  14. I'm from Ontario. Great tip to use vinegar on salt stains. My car in in bad shape this year. It needs a good cleaning.

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  15. SW Ontario here. I like tip number one.
    -You can use Comet on your outside windows to clean then up really nice. Just be sure to rinse well.
    -Take a cotton swab and wet it with rubbing alcohol and wipe the rubber part of your wiper blades it will help the blade give a better squeegee across the windshield.

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  16. I'm in Ontario. The tip I liked the most is #4 never knew that you shouldn't use dish soap n cars.

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  17. I'm in Newfoundland and I like the Wax every season tip.

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  18. I'm in NB, and I find the tip about the salt stains and vinegar helpful. I'll have to try that.

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  19. I am in Ontario and I liked #4 because I did not know that. My tip is have the kids take their "stuff" out of the car.

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  20. I'm in Ontario. I like the first tip -- I was just noticing how rough the carpets look. My tip is to keep a small bag in the car to collect garbage.

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  21. Live in Manitoba and i learned white vinegar and water to get rid of salt stains!

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  22. I'm in Alberta and I like the idea of waxing every season. Never really thought about that before.

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  23. In Ontario. I like the Wax every season tip. I want my baby to look pretty and new, so I definitely need to get right on that

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  24. In Nova Scotia. I liked the tip about not using dish detergent to wash your car.

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  25. I live in Newfoundland. I like the tip ..4) Never use dish soap to clean your vehicle, as it will dull and scratch the protective clear coat off the car.

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  26. I am in Ontario. My favourite tip is to wax every season. Snow and salt throughout the winter can do a number on a car, so good to protect as best as you can.

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  27. I am in BC, I liked the tip about waxing twice a year. Using vinegar in a spray bottle and newspaper to wipe your windows and mirrors gets them really clean.

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  28. I am in Newfoundland. I like the first tip. I never knew that white vinegar would help clean salt stains off a car carpet.

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  29. I live in Nova Scotia. I liked the tip to get the white salt stains out with water mixed with white vinegar . My tip is to leave a garbage bag and wipes in the car at all times for quick cleanups

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  30. I live in Ontario. I like the tip about waxing the car every season

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  31. I live in Ontario. I like the tip about waxing the car every season

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  32. I live in ON. I like the tip on emptying the car to reduce fuel expenses. I would add making a habit of not using the carseats as "storage" and keeping that to the trunk.

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  33. I am in Ontario and I also like the tip about getting white salt stains out with water mixed with white vinegar ... my only tip would be to try to clean as often as possible ... every few months if possible.

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  34. I live in Ontario, I'd look forward to the air freshners. My mom cleans her car windows with vinegar and water and wipes them with newspaper, she said keeps them streak free and from fogging up, I've never tried this myself.

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  35. I'm in BC and I like your tip on waxing every season. My only tip is to vacuum the car every month, especially if you have kids. I always find the most interesting things.

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  36. I live in Ontario.
    I like the tip: After a long winter, the 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.

    Personally, We like to powerwash the wheel walls of the car. Gets rid of the salt from the winter
    (Debbie W)

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  37. I live in Ontario.
    I like the tip: After a long winter, the 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.

    Personally, We like to powerwash the wheel walls of the car. Gets rid of the salt from the winter
    (Debbie W)

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  38. I live in Alberta. I like tip #4. I had no idea you shouldn't use dish soap to wash a car. I try to clean a little at a time with my car instead of all at once. It's just too big a job!

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  39. I live in NB. I did not know about not using dish soap to wash your car. I keep a blanket over the back seat that catches all messes and is easy to shake out.

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  40. I live in Saskatchewan. I like the tip to remove stains with white vinegar. We also use vinegar to clean the insides of the windows because it doesn't leave any streaks.

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  41. I live in Ontario. We keep our cars very meticulous and do a thorough spring clean to get all the corners clean that we might miss when it's too cold outside to spend a lot of time vacuuming. Vacuuming is done - now to use my little green clean machine to get any salt/dirt stains out.

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  42. It is extremely important to inspect vehicle after regular interval of time as this helps us to identify the faults and fixed them early,saving lot of money.

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  43. I like #4, as I never knew not to use dish soap. I like to keep Qtips as part of the car cleaning kit. It can be so annoying trying to get into the small corners of the console and this seems to work well.

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  44. I live in Newfoundland. The tip I like is Cars need a ‘medical’ check-up
    Florence c

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  45. I live in Alberta. The tip I like is about waxing the car every season. I also like to keep a small plastic bag in the car to collect the trash, and have tissues and wipes for easy clean-ups.

    Cheers.

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  46. I'm in Manitoba and like the tip about cleaning out the extra junk in the trunk. I like to use Armour-All on the dashboard.

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  47. I like in BC. I like the tip about using the vinegar for salt stains!

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  48. I live in Ontario. I love the salt stains tip you mentioned. I did not know that.
    I always carry a small medical kit in my car and a tarp for when I have to move plants or something dirty I spread it out first.

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