Check out the list below for a quick list of helpful cleaning tips!
- Inside window surfaces should be cleaned to reduce surface smog formation and to see the defogging process.
- Check your wiper blades and replace them as necessary.
- If you get a break in the weather, look at your exterior finish. Sand, ice and salt wreck havoc on your car's finish, and a quick wax job can be an effective preventive measure.
- Spring is here! It's time to wash and wax your car. Put a protectant on the rubber door, trunk and hook seals, exterior vinyl and plastic trim. Clean the wheels and dress the tires.
- Use a bug and tar cleaner on the lower body sides, the front grille and headlights to remove insect, road tar and other debris.
- Choose a quality concentrated car wash and follow the manufacturer's directions. Use a mitt or sponge to wash as opposed to rags which tend to leave tiny scratches.
- Dry your car with a damp chamois or soft terry cloth towel. Start on the roof and work down to the lower panels.
- Vacuum and shampoo the cloth or vinyl seats, and carpet. Dust and dress the dashboard, console and interior door panels. Use a cleaner and preservative on all leather.
- It's time to get your car's exterior protected and ready for the winter that is just ahead. Proper exterior washing and waxing bring professional results for the do-it yourselfer.
- Never wax a car in direct sunlight or while it is still hot from running. The wax will be hard to remove and will leave an inconsistent, streaky finish.
- Wax only one small section of your car at a time. Working in one direction, wipe off the wax. Then, using a polishing cloth, buff in the opposite direction for a high shine.