It’s Time to Spring Clean Your Car

spring clean your car

Spring Into These Car Cleaning Tips

March is here and spring is right around the corner, which means it is time to get rid of winter gunk and clutter and spring clean your car. Follow these simple steps and your car will be squeaky clean and sparkling like the day you bought it.

  • Clean it out. Take everything out of your car (including the trunk). If it’s not attached, take it out. Then, throw away all the trash and keep only what you actually need. Don’t put anything back in until you’ve finished the cleaning process.
  • Remove the floor mats and work from the top down. Vacuum every surface and crevice you can and don’t forget to get under the seats. If you floor mats are really bad, hose them down with a power washer and let them dry in the sun.
  • Check the upholstery. If you have any dirty spots on your seats, get some upholstery cleaner and scrub away. Do the same thing with the carpets. Make sure you let your car air out for a while with the windows open so everything can dry. It’s best to do this when you won’t have to drive for a couple of days.
  • Wash your car. Just like the interior, wash from the top down, rinsing frequently. We also recommend getting the underbody rinsed at a local car wash. Once everything is clean and dry, apply a fresh coat of wax.
  • Enjoy your work. Step back and look at your pristine, sparkling car. It may only stay like this for a few days, but try and enjoy it while it lasts.

Are you adding spring car cleaning to your calendar? If you think cleaning is a lost cause, then come to Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet near Charlotte, NC and we will get you in a nice new car instead!

Take a Trip on The Dale Trail

The Dale Trail

Dale Trail Ridge

Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet is especially interested in Dale Earnhardt. We think that he is fantastic, and are proud of serving the area around The Dale Trail, which goes through Dale Earnhardt’s hometown and stops at landmarks which relate to his life and NASCAR career.

The tour begins along Dale Earnhardt Blvd, in Kannapolis, North Carolina, which was named in 1992. On this street is the Cabarrus County Convention and Visitors Bureau’s Visitor Center where people can pick up a collectible brochure and map of The Dale Trail.

Once on the trail, you will visit the Car Town neighborhood where Dale grew up and used to race his bike. You will also see where he cruised in his yellow ’56 Chevrolet as a teenager. During these stops, you will learn about how Dale gained his love for racing by watching his dad (Ralph Earnhardt) build race cars.

The trail also passes by Ralph Earnhardt’s grave, with a race car engraved on it. Highway 29 – known as the “Flying Mile” can be seen where the mechanics tested the cars that they worked on.

In addition to Dale Earnhardt’s childhood landmarks, there is the Dale Earnhardt Plaza in downtown Kannapolis and the Curb Motorsports Museum which displays NASCAR history.

There are many more stops along the way, and we at Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet hope that you spend some time exploring Dale Earnhardt’s history. This trail is the first motorsports heritage trail in the country, and if you need a car to travel the trail, be sure to stop by Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet.