4 Tips and Tricks to Clean Your Car Like a Pro
Autumn is the perfect time of year to really get in there and give your whole car a deep clean. Make sure your car’s exterior is in good shape and its interior is comfortable during the winter by focusing on doing the hard work now.
Hand-Wash Your Car With a Soft Sponge
Instead of using the popular solution of dish detergent and water, invest in an actual car wash solution; dish soap cleans the car but strips away protective wax coatings. Don’t just use a kitchen sponge, which can scratch your car; get a nice, soft sponge made for this express purpose.
Wax On, Wax Off
Every few months, put a fresh coat of wax on your car. This will help protect your vehicle from the relentless salt and snow that will happen over the next few months.
Clean Your Vents With an Air Compressor
You can either use an old toothbrush or a foam paintbrush to clean between the plastic parts of the vents, or you could be like a professional and blow out the whole vent system with compressed air.
Detail the Upholstery
Completely remove your floor mats and vacuum underneath. Vacuum your upholstery. Get into the nooks and crannies like the seams of your cushions or near the seat-belt connectors. Pour some baking soda over the surface of your upholstery if you want to catch more filth and have a nice, clean smell after. For seat stains, use diluted all-purpose cleaner, a scrub brush, and some elbow grease.