Ignoring timely car maintenance can lead to unattractive looking exteriors and dirty interiors, which will cost a lot when you opt to get it worked on. So, here are some detailing tips and tricks that will help you maintain the look of your car.
Washing is one of the most important part of detailing. Doing this carefully is essential to maintain the color and shine of your car. While most of you might be just picking up the dish soap or detergent to wash the car, let me tell you that is absolutely damaging to the paint on your car, making it fade, or worst case scenario, even chip off.
Opt for a high quality automotive shampoo, as it is specially formulated to remove off all the dust and grime, without affecting the paint. These shampoos also make your vehicle shine. After you wash your car, using a good shampoo, you need to wipe off all the moisture from the surface. Do so using microfiber towels, or those made of chamois leather.
Once you are done with the washing, it's time to wax your car to protect the paint and enhance its looks. Waxing will maintain the posh look by protecting the surface. Make sure the car is dry and dust free.
Take a good quality liquid wax and spray it on the body paint. Then, buff it with a soft towel or chamois leather. You can also opt for a 'wax-off' towel to buff the wax perfectly. Remember not to apply wax on plastic or steel exterior components, it must cover painted surfaces only.
You must vacuum your car thoroughly, as each corner and area needs to be worked on to get rid of dust. Even though you may be vacuuming your car every month, it is not enough. You need to do it every week.
For leather upholstery, it is best to opt for a pH-balanced leather cleaning product. Try it on a small area before using. You can also opt to keep this task of cleaning upholstery and rest of the car interiors to a professional.
These tips will surely help you keep your vehicle in top-notch condition. While giving your car to a professional for deep cleaning or any other services, make sure you opt for the best services, even if you have to pay a little more for it.