We think your car should be so clean that you want to spend time in there. If your car is immaculate, you’ll feel fancy every time you drive. Your morning commute will be a treat rather than a chore. If you want to improve your day-to-day life in this small way, follow our guide on how to clean cars.
Compressed cans of air are a great way to blow dirt and dust out of car carpets and upholstery. First blow the dirt out of the carpet or seat, then vacuum it away. You can also use a stiff brush to pre-loosen the dirt. Note: do not use a stiff brush if you have leather seats.
Use a non-acid-based tire cleaner when cleaning tires. A degreaser works well on these kinds of surfaces and is safe to use. Do not use dish detergents to clean tires as they can damage the paint on the car if dirt gets splashed from the tire to the paint. These tips apply to the rims as well.
Wait, Dish Soap Can Scratch My Paint?
Yes. Professionals don’t recommend using dish detergent to wash the outside of your car. It can strip away the wax coating from the paint. Without the wax, the paint will be prone to scratches, stains, and rust. Use a special car-washing solution instead.
How to Dry Your Car
If you let your car air dry, the water sitting on your paint will leave water spots and make your car look dirtier than before. Towels leave behind lint, which means you’d have to rinse the car all over again. Use a rubber squeegee to dry your car. This method is the best for drying your car and ensuring there are no water spots left behind.
Clean Cars are Cool
It’s easy to keep a car clean and dirt-free. All it really requires is regular maintenance. Not only is a clean car a little luxury in every day life, it helps prolong the life of your car. Everyday refinement paired with a practical money-saving technique? Doesn’t get any better than that.