Well it may sound metaphorical but yes your car will also need a shiny exterior and an interior that races at high speed, just like you! Well till now all you may have heard about maintaining your car is that:
o Maintain a steady speed of 60mph and your car will run smooth for a longer period.
o Use the correct gas needed for your car.
o You have no idea how things pile up in the trunk. So keep the trunk empty for fuel efficiency.
All of that is true when it comes to running your car. But it is not just the engine that constitutes your car – the shiny body that you liked once, the color that you had specifically chosen or the leather seats that you were proud of when you booked the car – all of that needs proper maintenance and care.
Let’s look one by one how you can keep the exterior of your car shiny:
o First rinse the dirt and dust off your car. Now use a sponge and soap it up well. Enjoy the foam as it lathers the body of the car! Wash it off or hose off the soap from the body next and clean the car. Now remember to dry it off with a soft, clean cloth. If you leave wet spots and water droplets on the body of the car then those will gather dust and you will get a spot when it dries up.
o Once a month you must use the chemicals available to remove bugs and dirt from the body of the car. These generally polish the surface of the car at the same time and are readily available in auto parts stores.
o Next is polishing. Use a good wax and pamper your car once in two months. Agreed you may want to just drive in a car wash and get all of these done, but believe me there is nothing better than personal care.
o Tires kiss the road – keep them strong, well-maintained and sturdy and they will ensure that your car is stable. Cleaning your tires is a must. Use cleaning products to stop building up of dust.
o Use care products specially made for other parts of your car – vinyl, wood work if any or plastic and rubber.
Once, you have the exterior dazzling your neighbor’s don’t forget to pamper the interiors of your car to impress those whom you drive around!
o Use seat covers. This cannot be stressed enough. It is easy to take these off and clean. Vacuum your car seats, then clean the seat covers, dry them and put them back on the seats.
o Clean the windows with proper cleaners, the dashboard and other attachments carefully using soft cleansers.
o Vacuum the carpet and use rubber mats to keep dust off from getting under the carpet.
Simple, easy to use tips to maintain the look of your car all by yourself and also gives you a good break for your Sundays. Remember to park your car in your garage if you are not using it often, this will protect the car and keep that extra dust off the body!