As the summer, draws to a close and the leaves begin to
change, we can find the remnants of our summer excursions everywhere we
look. And this most definitely includes
our vehicles. Sand from the beach,
pieces of food from those on the road meals, smudges and smears on the windows
and dash, and pollen or pieces of the great outdoors that flew in while cruisin’
with the windows down are just a few of the things that you can find when you
Here are just a few tips on car detailing to get your
vehicle cleaned up and ready for the next few months.
Hook up an air compressor and blow the dirt from
all of the nooks and crannies in your car.
Blow it onto the carpet or floor mats so they are easy to vacuum up.
Keep your car smelling clean by using a portable
air compressor to blow the dust and dirt out of the heating and
Use a non acid-based cleaner to clean alloy
wheels and use a degreaser, not detergent to clean as they can damage paint.
Handwashing your exterior is the best way to
go. But don’t use dishwashing detergent
as it can strip away any protective wax coatings.
Protect your paint with wax. Wax protects the pain from the elements. It will absorb stains and small scratches
before they make it to the pain. Whether
you prefer paste wax or liquids, make it a point to wax every few months.
Always clean glass last as it will have the
grime and residue on it from cleaning the rest of the car. Find a glass cleaner without ammonia, which
most household cleaners contain. Use a
microfiber cloth as it will remove residue and oils from the glass.
Everyone wants their vehicle to look tip top shape;
something you are proud to call yours.
Clean your vehicle frequently and it will hold up much better through