4 Easy Steps to Refresh Your Car for Summer

The countdown until summer vacation has begun and that means day trips and exploring. It also means time to refresh your car for summer. I’ve partnered with Refresh Your Car® to bring you some tips to get your car in road trip shape and share some long-lasting fragrance to have your car smelling great all summer long.

This post is sponsored by Refresh Your Car®! but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.

The car is where we spend a lot of our time during the summer months. We like to explore locally and often pack the car for day trips and new adventures. The kids have a few more weeks left of school and I’m getting the car ready with these 4 easy steps.

4 Easy Steps to Refresh Your Car for the Summer

Open Windows and Air It Out

Start by opening the windows and doors and letting the car air out. Our car has been through a long winter and its been closed up for months. Opening the windows allows for all the winter air to get out and to make room for some new summer scents. I am loving the Citrus Sparkle/Summer Splash to set the summer mood. Learn more about where you can get your own Refresh Your Car® scents.

Regular Maintenance & Clean Up

Check out your owner’s manual and make sure you are up to date on any maintenance things that should be done. A few things to check are: front and back windshield wipers, oil change, tire pressure, and inspection. Schedule appointments when necessary.

This is also a good time to take out the car seats and do a deep clean of your car. Start with taking everything out and vacuum. Don’t forget to get under the seats as well as in the trunk and any stow and go spaces you may have. From there I like to wipe down all surfaces. Remember to wipe down car seats before you put them back into the car.

Organize the Trunk with Essentials

Every family has different daily essentials. Start with the basics-wipes, paper towels, snacks, waters, and sunscreen. Then add on depending on what you are doing for the day or the needs of your kids. We often pack a cooler of waters and food as well as hats, sunglasses, and bathing suits. You never know what we may find on our days out.

Use Air Fresheners for Long Lasting Scents All Summer Long

Now that you have done all the work it’s time for the fun part. Take time to make your car look and smell great with Refresh Your Car®. The Mini Diffusers and Vent Clips fit nicely into any vehicle and the fragrance choices are awesome.

Refresh Your Car!® has classic scents like: Perfect Peach™, Fresh Linen, Cool Breeze™, Island Coconut, Lexol® Leather. They also have 2 scents that go together perfectly like Fresh Strawberry & Cool Lemonade™, Alpine Meadow™ & Summer Breeze™ , Lightning Bolt™ & Ice Storm™ , Citrus Sparkle™ & Summer Splash™.

I had the chance to test out many of the scents and I was happy to find they were not too over-powering and made our car rides more enjoyable. The subtle scents of Fresh Linen and the summery scents of Citrus Sparkle & Summer Splash are becoming family favorites. We are happily using them in all of our vehicles and it’s nice to have choices to fit each person’s preferences.

There is a perfect scent to match every personality and car.

Which One Will You Choose??

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  1. Momma To Go | 22nd May 18

    My car definitely needs this!

    • Leah | 23rd May 18

      Mine did too!! It has been a long winter!

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