Looking for ways to keep your car in excellent conditions? Check out our post today.
On the outside
To keep your car in immaculate condition and make sure it retains its value, you need to do more than put it through the car wash every week and have it serviced on schedule.
You need to groom it regularly and keep it looking like new. Although hand grooming your car takes time, you’ll find that you get much better results.
Rinse excess dirt off your car, then soap it down with a sponge. After washing the entire car, rinse the soap off and dry the car with a soft cloth. Drying is important because water droplets will gather dust and leave spots all over your car as they dry. These spots are especially noticeable on dark-colored cars.
Use a bug and tar remover on your car about once a month. You’ll find many different products at your car care store for this. Select one that also polishes your car at the same time.
Regular waxing and polishing keep your car shiny and protect its finish from damage by sunlight.
Don’t overlook the wheels and tires. Always clean and shine them. Dirt shows up most easily on alloy wheels, making them look dull. Wheel cleaning products will remove the buildup of brake dust, but if you clean them every time you wash your car, you’ll only need to use water and a cloth. To make your tires shiny, a spray-on tire shine is quick and easy to use. This makes them look magnificent and also protects them from the sun.
On other external surfaces, such as bumpers and the seals around the doors, use a product designed to protect rubber, vinyl, and plastic from the sun’s ultraviolet rays.
On the Inside
You don’t have to buy a lot of car care products. A few well-selected products are all you need to keep the interior of your car immaculate.
You’ll want to invest in car seat covers to keep your seats from wearing out and being damaged. Buy some that you can take off easily and wash once in a while. Vacuum the seats and floor carpet every time you wash your car. Be sure to remove the dirt and grit that accumulates deep in the carpet and cause it to wear out more quickly. Buying a set of sturdy floor mats that you can remove and shake out will reduce the dirt that gets into the carpet.
Keep the inside of your windows clean. Use an ordinary glass cleaning product and a soft cloth. When you clean the dashboard and other interior surfaces, be sure not to use a product that can damage them. Vinyl and plastic surfaces can be ruined with abrasives or harsh chemicals. Read the label before using any cleaning product. After cleaning these surfaces, you can spray on a protectant.
When you aren’t using your car, park it under the car port or in the garage. This will keep it out of the sun and weather and prevent it from getting dirty. If you don’t have a garage, you might buy a car cover. Protecting your car as much as possible from sun and weather will ensure that it remains immaculate.