Whether you’ve been cruising in your car for a couple of years now or just bought a used one yesterday, your automobile is an investment and therefore needs to be thoroughly maintained and taken care of to make the most out of the said investment.
You probably had to set some money aside when buying a car – and that’s because a vehicle doesn’t come cheap. It leaves a dent in your bank account, whether it’s a small car or one for the entire family. It is necessary to take your car’s impeccable care to cope with everyday wear and tear in any event.
The idea of making your old car look brand new either sounds impossible or expensive. It is luckily neither. Making your car look good as new can take as little as a bucket and a sponge or just a little home detailing. Here are some of the ways you can make your old car look brand new:
Deep Clean Every 6 Months
A deep clean goes beyond an everyday spray of the hose while you’re in the garden and even a step above a car wash. A deep clean encompasses decluttering, vacuuming, scrubbing, and washing your entire car from the inside and out.
For the Inside of the Car
- Remove wrappers, boxes, and any trash from inside your car. Reach into the seat pockets, the dashboard, the cup holders, the ashtrays, and every corner you possibly can.
- Remove anything that can be removed from the inside of the car. This includes the chairs, floor mats, and boots.
- In the next step, vacuum your car thoroughly. Reach into the areas your hand couldn’t work with the nozzle.
- Gather your supplies, such as upholstery foaming cleaners, microfiber cloths, soft sponges, and a bucket of water.
- Start by cleaning the car’s roof with the upholstery foaming cleaner, move on the seat belts, the dashboard, the windows, steering wheel, etc. After you’re satisfied with how much you’ve washed the car, it’s time to water the soap away.
For the Outside of the Car
- Spray the entire car with water first to remove patches of dirt and larger debris.
- Designate separate buckets and clothes for different areas of the car. For example, the bucket used to wash the tires should not be used to wash the headlights of the car’s body.
- Use toothpaste or a mixture of baking soda to wash the headlights.
- Use microfiber cloths to clean the body of the car and avoid any unnecessary scratches.
Detailing Can Make a Difference
Car owners might associate detailing a car with something only a professional can do. However, home detailing kits make it easy for car owners to preserve their car’s original sheen and shine all in the comfort of their homes.
Why detail your car? Routine detailing is done to preserve the original appearance of the vehicle. A car with a ceramic coat or a waxed coat will look like it came straight from the dealership.
Detailing your car is not difficult. Easy things such as investing in a home detailing kit will protect your car’s paint, and treating plastic materials with dressing ensures that it looks and feels like it should.
There are many ways you can preserve your car’s original appearance – and not all of them involve spending loads of money and taking your car to someone else. Your car is your investment; it accommodates you when you need to go someplace and is there for long road trips. Therefore, keeping your car in the prestigious condition is necessary to make it last longer and ride as well as day one.