Taking care of your car is not only important but essential to maintaining it’s quality, durability and value. The interior of your automobile is just as significant as the exterior and with a few simple supplies, you can become a thorough car detailer. Doing the detailing on your own can save you money and give you a sense of pride for a personal job well done.
A good car detailer knows that the first step in the process is simply decluttering the interior. Throw away trash, remove items that do not normally belong in the car and organize the remaining items. Keeping small trash bags in the car and using them regularly is a great way to keep a handle on trash that can quickly accumulate.
The next step is to wipe down the console, dashboard, door panels and other hard surfaces. There is a wide variety of cleaning products available to do this. General household cleaner can be used with a clean cloth or you can purchase pre-moistened, car detailing wipes from most retail stores. For tiny crevices and hard to reach areas such as vents, indentions or radio components, you can use a toothbrush, Q-tip and other small cleaning accessories.
Every professional car detailer will tell you that cleaning the windows is a crucial part of the cleaning process. Dirty windows can create unsafe driving conditions. Don’t forget to shine the windshield, windows, mirrors and even the sunroof.
Vacuuming the upholstery, cloth seats and carpet is among the final steps when detailing. Make sure to get under the floor mats, between the seats and in the trunk or cargo areas. Replace the mats and other items that belong in the vehicle. A few basic cleaning products and a couple hours can help you become a complete car detailer.