3 Tips For Making Your Car Look Great


Your car is not just a mode of transportation; it is a place where you spend a large amount of your time. You want your car to feel great. Having a car that looks and feels good on the inside will make you feel good to drive and use your car daily. When it comes to auto detailing, there are a lot of things you can do on your own to make the inside of your vehicle feel like a more special ride before you allow the professionals to take the inside of your vehicle to the next level.

Clean Up Your Cupholders

Cupholders are one of the most used parts of a vehicle, and oftentimes one of the dirtiest areas as well. Can you remember the last time you cleaned the cup holders in your vehicle? To clean the cup holders, just take a container that will fit in the cup holder and put an old sock around it. Then, spray the bottom of the cup (with the sock wrapped around it) with some cleaner. Put the container in the holder, move it around, and pull it up. All the gunk on the bottom of the cup holder will be transferred to the sock, which you can then wash.

To keep your cup holder clean, purchase an affordable rubber liner. The rubber liner will keep things clean, and when things inevitably get dirty again, you can just remove the rubber liner and rinse it.

Blast Away Dirt in Little Crevices

One of the most frustrating parts about cleaning out a vehicle is getting all the little crevices in your car clean. You can't get the vacuum cleaner in those areas, and the space is too tight for you to use your hands to clean them either. To clean those areas, you need to use a vacuum cleaner that you can use attachments with. Change out the attachments and put it on a crevice tool, which has a flat end and is thin. With this tool, you will be able to get at those hard to reach places. Don't have a crevice tool? Use a can of pressurized air and blow the dirt out of those little crevices to a location where you can vacuum it up. This will clean up all the hard to reach areas in your vehicle.

Use Gentle Cleaning on Plastics

When cleaning the plastic surfaces in your vehicle, be careful with the cleaner that you choose. Read the ingredients list on any cleaner you are interested in using and stay away from any cleaner that has ammonia listed on it. Ammonia can bleach the color in plastics, causing the plastic fixtures inside of your vehicle to look faded and aged when all you were trying to do was keep things clean.


24 July 2019

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