Tips for Keeping Your Car Looking Like New For a Long Time

  • You shouldn’t wash your car at the cost of damaging it in the process.
  • If you want to give your car a smooth finishing touch, you can never go wrong with claying.
  • After you’re done washing and drying your, you need to either wax or polish your car.

There are several important factors you need to keep in mind when it comes to maintaining your car. We all want our car to look brand new even when it gets a bit old. For that reason, following these next five tips is crucial if you want to keep your car in good condition.

Wash it with caution

Making sure that your car is clean and washed regularly is very important. You don’t want all kinds of dirt and dust to pile up and create layers that will be hard to take off later. However, keep in mind that washing your car regularly is just one part of the job. You also need to know how to properly wash it. That means that you shouldn’t wash your car at the cost of damaging it in the process. You need to be gentle in order to avoid damaging the car’s paint. It’s important that this paint stays intact. That’s what makes the car look brand new even if it’s old. For this reason, make sure you follow the correct instructions for the washing and drying process.

There are many options for shampoos and soaps that are specifically made for vehicles.

Even though experts usually recommend automatic car washes, the Two Bucket Washing Method never fails and it is always a good option for manual washing. First of all, you need to avoid using a sponge or regular cloth. What you need to do instead is use a cloth made from microfiber material. Also, use a microfiber clot for drying too. In addition to that, there are many options for shampoos and soaps that are specifically made for vehicles. This is very important because using a gentle cloth and an appropriate shampoo will keep the glow of your car’s pain everlasting.

Clay Bar Treatment 

If you want to give your car a smooth finishing touch, you can never go wrong with claying. This treatment can do wonders for your car and on top pf that, it is one of the safest processes for vehicles that anyone can do. Clay bars are specifically designed to remove some of the toughest stains and contaminants from the surface of any vehicle.

Some experts even find this treatment to be necessary before the polishing process. Some of the areas of the car which tend to be affected by contaminants most are the trunk, hood, and roof of your car. This is why claying these areas every once in a while ca do wonders for your car and make it look brand new. You should do this treatment at least once in 6 months.

Check the Tires and Rims

You also need to maintain the tires and the rims. Making sure that they look well-maintained and taken care of will make your whole car look better. The wheels tend to get covered with brake dust, tar, and a lot of other contaminants that pile up over time. You can either try to remove this dirt by yourself, or you can hand this job to a professional. Either way, high-quality car detailing is very important if you want your car to look brand new and maintained.

You also need to make sure that the wheel cleaner is approved as the safe one for your car. You should definitely avoid using corrosive cleaners that can damage the surface of your wheels. In addition to that, after you finish cleaning your tires, you also need to make sure they are properly dried before you start driving your car again. If you instantly go for a drive, the wet tires will only pick up more dirt.

Lastly, you can’t forget about the interior of your car. It’s important that you keep up the inside of the car too.

Car Waxing or Polishing

Washing your car is only half of the job done. After you’re done washing and drying your, you need to either wax or polish your car. This step prevents the car paint from fading and getting damaged over time. Both waxing and polishing have their own benefits. Experts usually say that you don’t need to do both. You just need to pick one. However, some other experts will recommend polishing before waxing. They say that doing it this way gives the car that extra shine. If you think that’s not enough, you can also try Ceramic coating.

Interiors are Equally Important

Lastly, you can’t forget about the interior of your car. It’s important that you keep up the inside of the car too. If you want your car to look maintained and new, you need to make sure that your seats are clean and fresh. You can do deep cleaning once every month or every two months, depending on how much you need it. Make sure that the interior is always tidy and that there is no garbage lying around. Also, make sure to have an air freshener in your car that will make the interiors smell nice.

Conclusion

All things considered, in order to make your car look well-maintained and brand new, you need to make sure that both the exterior (including the tyres) and interiors are regularly washed and properly cleaned.

Ron Wolf

Ron Wolf is a hobby designer and a DIY enthusiast, and, above all, a very blessed father of two. Besides that, he has a strong passion for writing. 

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