Tips To Help You Detail Your Car Like A Pro

Posted on: 13 May 2015

Detailing your car isn't something you probably think of often, but you should. If you are in your car often, have kids or pets that go in your car, your car probably has quite a bit of dirt, dust and other grime built up on the interior and exterior. You wouldn't keep your house that way, so why would your car look like that?

Detailing and cleaning your car takes a bit of time, but if done right and kept clean, you shouldn't have to do it too often. See below for some helpful tips to detailing your car like a professional:

Interior Tips

  • Clean Top To Bottom. Begin cleaning your car starting from the top and working your way to the floors. Begin with your dashboard, car doors and center console first. Vacuum the dust off of everything and wipe clean with a microfiber cloth. For smaller to reach places such as your vents, use a small brush and keep your vacuum nearby to catch the dust. 
  • Make Windows Streak Free.  Clean your windows using newspaper for a streak free shine. You can spray them down using a window cleaner, or using a vinegar/water mixture, then wipe dry with newspaper. You'll be surprised how streak free they are. Be sure to roll down your windows a bit to get rid of that line on your windows.
  • Get Rid Of Carpet Odors. To help get rid of those carpeting odors, you can use baking soda. Simply sprinkle baking soda over your carpeting, or on your seats, then vacuum up the baking soda. The baking soda helps to neutralize odors. When vacuuming your car's interior, be sure to move seats back and forth to get rid of anything beneath the seats and get underneath the foot pedals as well.
  • Clean Carpeting Stains. Nobody is perfect and you probably have some stains in your carpeting. To clean these stains, use a handheld spot stain vacuum cleaner. If you don't own one, you can rent one, or simply spray some carpet cleaner and scrub the stain out yourself.

Exterior Tips

  • Stay In The Shade. Be sure to wash your car in the shade. This will help keep the water on your car, and not dry too quickly. Your car should stay wet the entire time you are washing your car.
  • Use The Right Soap. Use soap that is specifically for washing your car. Dish soap can get the job done, but it can strip your car's paint of necessary oils. Look at your local store for car wash soap.
  • Don't Forget The Tires. You can wash your tires, but to give them some shine you'll need to buy some tire shine. Look for this at your local store as well. 
  • Wax, Wax, Wax. Waxing your car will not only give your car a beautiful shine, it will help prevent dirt from sticking to the surface. Wax your car every few months to keep it looking like new and to keep the paint from fading.

Your car takes you and your family all over, so keep it clean and looking great by taking good care of it. To learn more, contact a company like Deluxe Detail & Window Tint with any questions you have.