Monthly Archives: June 2014

Cleaning Your Car at Home

Keeping your car clean is important for a number of reasons. It helps to prolong the life of the car in terms of the exterior body work. Furthermore, doing this will assist keeping a good resale value should you decide to sell the car at some stage. Taking pride in your car and how it looks will also make drivng it a more pleasurable experience.

Cleaning of your car
What to Clean

When cleaning your car, it is important to clean it extensively both inside and out. There is no point in have a beautiful exterior to the car if the interior is not pristine also.

Tips For Cleaning The Car
Use a stiff brush to remove tougher stains from carpets. Do this prior to vaccuming the rest of the car so that you can pick up any loose material that comes free.
Use a soft, slightly damp cloth and a small amount of hair conditioner to clean leather upholstery
Use your vacuum cleaner to also clear out the air vents as this is an area where dust tends to gather a lot.

  • Use a non acid based cleaner on the wheels
  • Don’t use household detergents to wash the car exterior as this can damage paint. Instead use specific car wash detergent with a large sponge.
  • Buy a good wax polish for your car and follow the instructions to get a top finish.
  • Clean the glass internally and externally last of all the cleaning tasks with an ammonia free cleaner. Use a microfibre cloth or old newspaper to get the best results.

Good Routines
If you get into the habit of timing the DIY cleaning of your car with your regular car service you will get into a regular routine and it won’t seem like such a chore.