Updated: Apr 22
Your car is an invaluable asset and maintaining the aesthetics of the exteriors and interiors
is imperative in order to ensure its longevity and improve resale value. A clean car is also your gateway to positive vibes and enjoyable driving experience. Read on if you would like to learn the Top 4 Car Cleaning Tips recommended by our experts here at DapperDrive.
Ensure the Quality of your Car Wash Shampoo
Yes, you read it right. First of all, opt for the right car-washing shampoo for your
car as these help in the removal of dust, dirt and preventing it from getting embedded within the painted surfaces.
The best car wash shampoos to use when you are cleaning your car at home are Ph Balanced, which means that they are chemically neutral and as a result, are gentle on the exterior surfaces. They also ensure that any waxes or sealants that have been applied on the paint to protect it remain intact.
The two-bucket formula, as its name suggests uses two buckets to wash your car. The first bucket holds the shampoo solution and the other bucket contains clean water.
The idea is to use the clean water to rinse off any dirt or grime that may have collected on the wash mitt before you go in for a fresh round of shampoo in the second bucket. This ensures that you are always using a mitt that is free of contaminants while washing your car surface, and therefore reduces the risk of introducing new scratches and swirls. You would also want to use a Grit Guard if you would like to be extra cautious.
To learn more about the technique, DapperDrive recommends this great YouTube tutorial by the Chemical Guys.
Ensure You Follow A Good Car Interior Cleaning Regimen
Since most of our time spent in a car is inside it, it's important to keep it clean and free of germs and other contaminants.
Ensure that you are vacuuming and wiping down the interiors at least once a fortnight (or more depending on your usage). Not only is loose dirt and dust bad for health, but also bad for the delicate interior surfaces such as carpets, vinyl, upholstery, and leather. Vacuuming your car often is particularly important if you have pets as pet hair left unattended can embed within the fibers of the interior upholstery making it really tricky to get eliminate later on.
DapperDrive recommends investing in a car vacuum, that works of the car battery and can be easily purchased on Online or at your local Car Accessories store.
We also suggest getting your vehicle interior deep cleaned at least twice a year to ensure that you always have a stain-free, germ-free and clean interior
Eliminate The Root Cause of Unhygienic Odours
Very often the cause of odours in your Change your A/C Vents as often as is recommended by your vehicle manufacturer. Get your A/C Vents Cleaned and Sanitized from a professional, ideally using steam cleaning as the moisture in the ducting system can cause mold and mildew to develop causing the locker-room like smell.
Please read our article on the 5 Car Interior Smells You Shouldn't be Ignoring if you would like to know of a few tips to diagnose and eliminate car interior odours.
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