Summer is an active season full of road trips, camping, swimming and anything involving fun in the sun. With all the exciting sunshine adventures, your vehicle’s cleanliness may have been neglected. Summertime isn’t over yet but a new season is approaching, making it time for a vehicle scrub down.
Get your car ready for seasonal changes by cleaning from the inside-out. Start by clearing out excess cargo. Not only does it weigh your vehicle down, but clutter also creates more cleaning obstacles. After your vehicle is cleared out, dust off the debris from the interior surfaces and start vacuuming. Use a high-powered vacuum or go to a gas station and use their coin-operated vacuums. Be sure to use attachments to get deep in the crevices ridding dirt, sand, rocks, crumbs and bugs. If the seats of your vehicle absorbed wet swimming suits after pool parties, then consider shampooing the upholstery. With a clean inside, now it’s time to shine up and protect surfaces as well as condition leather. Protecting the interior materials of your vehicle will keep it looking better longer and the same idea applies to the exterior.
As the weather changes, it’s necessary to give your vehicle’s paint some added protection. Wash your car in a cool, shady place with car-friendly soap. Dry the vehicle’s exterior properly by using a chamois with broad strokes quickly removing water. After a thorough drying, use a damp terry cloth to apply a quality polish in a circular motion working on small areas at a time. Polishing with a wax will preserve the paint and enhance the exterior’s luster.
Pull your shiny ride into the garage and relax knowing your car is prepped for yet another season.