Sylvania reminds us that Spring cleaning your car goes a long way


Now that Spring is around the corner, and in some parts of the world is happening, a little cleaning up will help in more ways than one. Sylvania has a few tips and tricks for you.

1. Visibility

Restore visibility. Millions of cars have faded, cloudy plastic headlight lenses caused by exposure to the sun, which can impair nighttime driving visibility and cause glare. The American Optometric Association reports that 90 percent of all driving decisions are based solely on visual cues. The DIY Headlight Restoration Kit from SYLVANIA will restore lens clarity and give durable, long-lasting protection. The key product differentiator is a UV block clear coat, which protects headlights from future UV damage and comes with a lifetime warranty. It takes less than an hour and doesn’t require any special tools or experience. Not only does restoring your lenses provide safety benefits, it also improves the appearance of your vehicle, enhancing the value.

2. Clean up your act

Give it a bath. Winter is hard on both the exterior and interior of the vehicle. Give it a thorough wash to get the salt off of the outside. For the inside, just vacuuming may not be enough; power wash the floor mats to make sure all the salt is gone. Salt removal is important to both the exterior and interior because it can cause scratching and marring as well as premature rusting.

3. Ooooh, that smell. Can’t you smell that smell…

Freshen the air. Cabin air filters purify the air circulating in the cabin and remove allergens, but many drivers don’t know they exist, let alone need to be replaced on a regular basis. On most vehicles, these filters are easy to install and can be replaced right in the driveway. Filters get the most dirty in fall when leaves and other debris make their way in to the system. Drivers should check and replace in the spring (or take it to the shop) to ensure clean air is entering the cabin of their vehicle, protecting the health of passengers.

While it might make you smile, taking a few extra minutes clean your car can have a lot of benefits down the road. As a car’s value goes down throughout the age, cleaning and maintenance help keep its resale value up. Sylvania’s offer a video for car spring cleaning on something many forget to do, headlight restoration.

Nicolas Zart
Born and raised around classic cars, it wasn't until Nicolas drove an AC Proulsion eBox and a Tesla Roadster that the light went on. Eager to spread the news about those amazing full torque electric vehicles, he started writing about this amazing technology and its social impacts in 2007. Today, Nicolas covers renewable energy, test drives cars, does podcasts and films. Nicolas offers an in-depth look at the e-mobility world through interviews and the many contacts he made in those industries. His articles are also published on Teslrati, CleanTechnica, the Beverly Hills Car Club and Medium. "There are more solutions than obstacles." Nicolas Zart