Spring Clean Your Car
Did you know that April is National Car Care month? For many us, the long snowy, icy and rainy winter months combined with driving the kids around really puts keeping a car clean to the test. Well now that the days are warmer and longer, it’s the perfect time to get outside and start spring cleaning our cars! And 303 Automotive products make cleaning your car a cinch.
303 products offer a diverse line of 5-star protectants and cleaners for homes, cars, boats and more. In fact, since 1980, 303 has been working hard to keep the things we love looking new, longer. They have a full line of cleaners, protectants and fabric guards that are easy-to-use and, as I recently discovered, very effective!
My husband and I recently bought a car and we wanted to keep it looking new. Of course with him in construction and me driving kids around, keeping it looking new is easier said than done! By the time the products arrived, the car was needing a cleaning in the worst way – especially on the inside!
303 Automotive Products Instant Windshield Tablets
The very first thing I tried was the 303 Instant Windshield Washer Tablets. To use you simply drop one tablet into a gallon of water and spray it on your windows to clean them. The tablets are super concentrated, and according to the website have 3 times the cleaning power of ordinary wash. The solution is safe for clear coat, paint and more so no worries about it damaging your paint job or trim.
After a few sprays and wipes with a soft cloth, my windows were sparkling clean! I was able to easily remove dirt, pollen, road grime and even smashed bugs from the outside of my windows without having to scrub very hard. It even removed fingerprints, streaks and nicotine from the inside of the windows. All without any streaking. I love this stuff!
303 Automotive Products Interior and Exterior Protectant
After washing the outside of the car and waiting for a quick springtime shower to end (of course it would rain after I washed the car), it was time to tackle the inside. We love to ride with the windows down when the temperature is comfortable, but this allows all kinds of dirt and dust to accumulate inside the car all over the dash, the stereo, the door and everywhere else. In fact, it was so bad I was almost too embarrassed to post the picture below! But I went ahead so you could see the difference! So after using a Swiffer cloth and small vacuum to remove the dirt and dust, I couldn’t wait to see how well the 303 Interior and Exterior Protectant would work!
The 303 Interior and Exterior Protectant is ideal for bringing back that showroom shine to the interior of your car and the exterior trim! It helps keep surfaces looking newer and lasting longer by helping to repel dust, lint and staining. It also provides UV protection to keep your dash and other parts from cracking and fading. You can use it on all vinyl, plastic and rubber surfaces, and it comes in either a spray or wipe version.
Now I’ve used several different brands of protectants over the years, and each one has left a greasy or oily film that I’ve had to wipe and wipe and wipe to remove. So honestly, I was pretty much expecting the same result from this one. I was wrong. I used both the spray version and the wipes and neither one left any type of film. Instead the surfaces I wiped looked brighter, shinier and much cleaner! I simply wiped the surface down, went back over it with a soft cloth to remove any excess, and that was it. You can tell the difference in the picture below! Oh and did I mention that he 303 Protectant also has a very pleasant scent?!
303 Automotive Products Speed Cleaner
Next up was the 303 Speed Cleaner. This handy little product is perfect for removing tough dirt, grime, tar and other yuckiness from the exterior of your car while you are in-between washes. It instantly cleans and shines the exterior surfaces of your car, while also providing a layer of UV protection. It produces a high gloss shine without any streaking on fiberglass, paint, clear coat, plastics, metals and glass.
Although I had just washed the car, there were still several tiny spots of dirt on top of the hood and roof of the car from tree sap. I’m sure you know how hard that stuff is to remove. And if you leave it on, it will cause damage to both your clear coat and your paint. Well I figured these remaining sap spots would be a perfect test for this product. Amazingly, all it took was a light misting and a few swipes of a dry, soft cloth and that sap was gone! I kid you not. It was as easy as pie! I also used it to remove bug guts from the headlights and the front sides of the door mirrors! I can’t wait to do the tires this weekend!
303 Automotive Products Leather 3-in-1 Complete Care
Although I’ve not yet tried it, I also received a bottle of the 303 Leather 3-in-1 Complete Care. The Leather 3-in-1 Complete quickly and easily cleans, conditions and protects your leather interior. While our new car does not have any leather, our other one does. I cannot wait to give this a try!
303 Automotive Products Instant Wax
Another one I have yet to try is the 303 Instant Wax. This handy spray is a fast way to get a premium shine! Made with Carnauba wax, the formula is 100% silicone free and safe for use on gel coat, clear coat, paint, Ffberglass, plastics, clear plastics, chrome and stainless steel. It gently cleans and helps remove water spots, dust, and other debris from the hard surfaces on your car, while leaving a protective layer that helps repel these elements. In addition, it provides protection from damaging UV rays for up to 30 days!
Overall I have to say I am quite impressed with these 303 Automotive products! They also make an entire line of products for cleaning and protecting your home that I bet work just as well. 303 products can be purchased either directly through their website or through Amazon. You can also find them at your favorite automotive store as well as Dollar General, Walmart and other big box stores! And now, here’s a chance to win all of these 303 Automotive products plus a $50 Amazon card!