Six Spring Car Detailing Tips To Make Your Ride Shine
A lot of people want advice on car detailing for a variety of reasons. First, cars can be really hard to take care of. And detailing a car can be a comprehensive, challenging process if you’re not used to it. But if you really want to make your ride look amazing, we created a list of car detailing tips that may be able to help you.
Clean the leather first
If your seats are leather, it’s a good idea to buy a leather cleaning kit. Leather is hard to clean, especially if you have natural leather. You may have to pre-treat it with a conditioner and only after that you can start the stain removal process. It’s certainly a good option to consider, and in the end it’s something that may pay off immensely by preserving the material!
Remember to lubricate the door hinges
If you hear a squeaking sound when you open the door, that’s where it comes from. The door hinges can end up doing this when there’s not enough oil there. So you may want to put some lubricant on the door hinges. This is especially true if you live in a snowy climate or in a dry desert, either of which will dry out the hinges. Do make sure that there’s no excess so you can avoid debris collection.
Polish your car
A good polishing toolkit is not that expensive. You do need to wax your car, as this will remove surface imperfections and bring back that brand new look that was there when you first purchased the car. Even though today’s vehicles have durable clear coat finishes, over time exposure to the elements will take the luster off.
Remove dirt from the air vents
Some of the dirtiest air you’ll breathe is on the inside of your car. If the air vents and filters aren’t clean, they cannot do what they’re supposed to. Whether you own a Honda Odyssey or an exotic, there is an air filter that needs replacing from time to time. Find out where it is on your car and be sure that it’s part of your Spring cleaning and detailing.
Clean the upholstery and carpets
Can you imagine wearing the same clothing every day and never cleaning it? The upholstery in your car is like the car’s clothing, and it gets dirty. You may not notice it since it usually happens gradually. But spend so time cleaning it and you’ll be amazed (or disgusted!) at how much dirt ends up in your bucket and on your cleaning towels.
Wash the windows
Sure, you only look out the windshield, so that’s the only one you notice. But they’re all getting dirty, both inside and outside. Clean windows all around are a great finishing touch that will make your car look like you just drove it off the lot.
The immediate payoff for your labors in giving your car a good Spring cleaning is that it will look and feel great again. But there’s an added benefit, too. When you’re ready to trade it in for something newer, a well-maintained car will be worth significantly more!