The better you look after your car, the nicer it’ll look and the more pleasant it will be to drive. Here are some quick tips to keep your car looking schmick. Plus, you won’t have to get your car detailed as often.
Tip 1: Don’t wait until your car is filthy
This is from both a look and an easiness to clean perspective. Very dirt cars are harder and take longer to clean. They also have a higher chance of having damage to their paint as dirt acts as an abrasive to the wax, polish and even the paintwork. Take your car to a detailer before your car looks filthy
Tip 2: Go for the extreme package every 3-6 months
So you’re probably wondering why you should fork out all of those hard earned dollars to get a comprehensive clean when all you want is for your car to look nice and the basic package does that just fine. The reason is because the major packages include a polish and proper wax with a lot more attention to detail. A car that has a proper coat of wax is faster and easier to keep clean in future and will maintain its look longer between cleans.
Tip 3: Clean it in between visits
Keep a bottle of cleaner in your garage (I keep mine in the back of my car) with a cloth so that when you notice a little bit of dirt or sap on your car you can give it a quick clean. This keeps it looking good.
A number of car detailers also sell the cleaning fluid that they use. Because of the wholesale rates and large quantities they purchase, you can normally pick up a bottle for a pretty reasonable price.
Tip 4: Clean bird remains, sap and other contaminants straight away
These spots have a high level of acidity that eats through the wax on your car and starts to damage the actual paintwork over time. The faster you get it off the paintwork the less damage it will cause. If you follow tip 3 then all you need to do is give it a quick clean with your spray and you’ll have nothing to worry about.
Tip 5: Keep your car undercover
The suns UV rays damage the paintwork of your car over time. The less you keep it out in the sun the better your paintwork will survive.
Keeping your car undercover also protects it from other contaminants including the rain. After a downpour you’ll notice streak marks and often dirt marks in the shape of droplets all over your car. Keeping your car undercover prevents this from happening, so your car stays cleaner for longer.
Just following these quick and each tip will keep your car looking good for longer. Driving is always that bit more pleasurable when you know your car is looking great.