DIY Car Cleaning Like A Pro

Keeping your car clean won't only make it look better. It will also get rid of any buildup on parts that are in contact with the elements, such as the brakes and suspension. But what if you want to take on this task on your own? Don't worry; we are here to help. We will give you a few steps to aid you in your car cleaning journey. Below, you will find our guide for cleaning the interior and exterior of your car, as well as a few pro tips from us. 

How To Clean The Interior

Let's start with the interior of the car. Here are a few simple steps you can follow to ensure a hassle-free and professional result:

  • Get the floormats out and clean them.
  • Go around the interior and throw away all of the leftover trash that has accumulated.
  • Using a small brush, get into all the cracks and crevasses, breaking up any buildup.
  • Vacuum up everything from the floor to the door pockets and the central console.
  • Go over all plastic surfaces using an interior plastic cleaner and a microfiber towel.
  • Do the same for the leather, with the addition of some sort of leather enhancer.
  • Clean the windows from the inside with a window cleaner.
  • Finish by spraying the interior with a nice air freshener.

How To Clean The Exterior

Moving on to the exterior gets easier, but it can take longer. For this, you will need a few things that can be found in the house and in patients. You will need clean water, a bucket, a soft bristle brush, and a microfiber glove. Here are the steps:

  • Start with the wheels and give them a good clean using the soft bristle brush.
  • Rinse the brush and continue spraying the whole car with water.
  • Then use an exterior cleaning solution of your choice and scrub the whole car with the microfiber glove.
  • Make sure the lower part of the vehicle is cleaned properly because it tends to have more buildup and grime.
  • Finish with a final rinse; if needed, repeat some of the steps.

Here Are A Few Pro Tips:

  • Use high-quality products that don't contain harmful chemicals.
  • Consider investing in ceramic coating services to protect your car after washing.
  • When cleaning the windows, instead of using window cleaner, try using two microfiber towels - one wet and the other dry. First the wet one, then the dry one.
  • Have it professionally detailed at least once per season.

By following these steps, you will ensure a professional result at home, and if you spot some problems in the vehicle while cleaning it, like wheel or suspension damage, make sure to come to Austin's Automotive Specialist.