Spring is here! This is the season when new flowers bloom and we start to think about fresh starts, clean slates, and spring cleaning. After the dark winter days, it’s time to brighten up your truck with a deep clean to renew and refresh it for the months ahead. Here are some of NTB’s recommendations for cleaning your truck this spring.
Remove the Trash – This is an obvious first step to getting your truck looking good and being a comfortable place for you to work. Take out trash and other debris such as food wrappers, water bottles, receipts and yesterday’s newspaper. Don’t forget to check behind and under the truck seats.
Vacuum the Interior – Use a strong or commercial (truck wash) vacuum to get all the loose dirt, crumbs or flakes off your mats, dashboard or other truck surfaces.
Clean the surfaces
It’s amazing how much dust and dirt accumulate inside the truck! Even the neatest trucker will find plenty to clean up in the high-touch areas or flat surfaces of your truck. Be sure to empty the truck storage compartments of plastic bags and other loose items. Vacuum the area out and get in the corners. Wipe these truck surfaces down with a cleaning agent. Lightly spraying into the cavity will not hurt anything and will allow cleaning agents to penetrate the corners and edges.
CarGuys Super Cleaner
Price: $16.99 on Amazon
We love a great product that’s made in the U.S.A.! CarGuys Super Cleaner is a versatile cleaning solution for the interior of your truck that tackles dirt and stains on upholstery, leather, vinyl, plastic, rubber, and metals. You can even use the cleaning solution on delicate areas like your instrument panel screens. With an easy-to-use water-based formula, simply spray directly on the surface of a microfiber cloth or mitt and begin working in small sections to wipe away. Unlike typical all-purpose cleaners that contain harsh chemical detergents and need to be rinsed off with water, CarGuys Super Cleaner is a safe, no-rinse formula.
If you have stains on your cloth upholstery or carpet, you can target them with a special cleaner first, taking care to test any cleaner in an inconspicuous spot first for colorfastness.
Nonsense Colorless and Odorless All-Surface Cleaner from Chemical Guys
Price: Less than $10 on Amazon
Chemical Guys is one of the premier automotive-detailing companies in the market. The Nonsense cleaner is odorless, pH balanced, and safe on most surfaces, plus it dries with zero residue.
Clean the Sleeper Area
If you sleep on the road, you know how comfy it is to rest in a clean sleeper! Remove the bedding and thoroughly vacuum the sleeper area in your truck. Wipe down any hard surfaces before placing fresh bedding.
Armor All-10848 Original Protectant & Cleaning Wipes
Price: $16 on Amazon
These convenient, disposable wipes remove any ground-in dirt, dust and grime on or around your sleeping area. They are lint free and won’t leave greasy residue on hands.
For your sheets or sleeping bag, keep them smelling and feeling fresh with the added comfort of sanitizing.
Lysol Laundry Sanitizer
Price: About $6 on Amazon
To get rid of lingering odors on your fabrics and eliminate harmful bacteria, consider adding a capful or two of this Lysol laundry sanitizer to your next washing machine cycle. It doesn’t contain any bleach, and even activates in cold water to kill up to 99.9 percent of bacteria. It’s safe to use on whites and colors.
Clean the Glass
The glass in your semi is your view of the world so make sure it’s good and clean. If there is dirt or film on the windshield, it can really impair your vision, especially if you’re driving into sunset or sunrise.
Invisible Glass with Reach and Clean Tool Combo Kit
Price: About $20 on Amazon
One finishing touch before you call it a day is washing the glass with the Invisible Glass Cleaner. It helps you easily remove dirt, grease, fingerprints, bugs, and more from surfaces such as windshields, windows, and mirrors — and can even be used on dashcams.
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