Cleaning Tips

Maintain Car Interior

Check Out these Helpful Car Cleaning Tips!

  • Clean your inside window surfaces to reduce surface smog formation and to see the defogging process.
  • Check your wiper blades and replace them as necessary.
  • If you get a break in the weather, take a close look at your exterior finish. Sand, ice and salt wreck havoc on your car's finish, and a quick wax job can be an effective preventive measure.
  • Spring is here! It's time to wash and wax your car. Put a protectant on the plastic trim, rubber door, trunk and hook seals, and exterior vinyl. Clean the wheels and dress the tires.
  • Use a bug and tar cleaner on the lower body sides, the front grille and headlights to remove insect, road tar and other debris.
  • Choose a quality concentrated car wash and follow the manufacturer's directions. Use a mitt or sponge to wash as opposed to rags which tend to leave tiny scratches.
  • Dry your car with a damp cloth or soft terry cloth towel. Start on the roof and work down to the lower panels.
  • Vacuum and shampoo the cloth or vinyl seats and carpet. Dust the dashboard, console and interior door panels. Use a cleaner and preservative on all leather.
  • It's time to get your car's exterior protected and ready for the winter that is just ahead. Proper exterior washing and waxing bring professional results for the do-it yourselfer.
  • Never wax a car in direct sunlight or while it is still hot from running. The wax will be hard to remove and will leave an inconsistent, streaky finish.
  • Wax only one small section of your car at a time. Working in one direction, wipe off the wax. Then, using a polishing cloth, buff in the opposite direction for a high shine.
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