Nothing looks better than a sparkling clean car but keeping your car clean isn’t an easy job. Especially, if you live in a country like the UAE where dust and sand is in the air. However, no matter how tough a job may seem, there are still ways using which you can do it easily. Regardless of the fact you have purchased a new car or gotten one from the second hand cars for sale in Dubai offers, it’s important to keep them spotlessly clean to enhance their look and value. Therefore, today we’re going to show you ways using which you can keep your vehicle spotless.
Here are some of the ways using which you can clean your car yourself in the vicinity of your home.
Choose the Right Tools:
If you want to clean your car properly then you should use specific cleaning tools. Some of the these tools that you must have before you start cleaning your car are:
- Variable Nozzle.
- Soft Sponge or Carwash Mitt.
- Washing Liquid.
- A brush for cleaning wheels.
- Microfiber cloths.
- A large microfiber towel for drying.
- Vacuum cleaner for cleaning interior.
- Rubber gloves.
- Window cleaner.
These are some of the basic things you will need for cleaning your car. Never use hand soap, dish washing liquid or detergent for cleaning your car’s exterior as they can damage the paint. Always use a proper car cleaning detergent for washing your car’s exterior as these products are specifically designed to prevent git from scratching your car’s paint & wax.
In addition, you will also need two buckets for cleaning your car. If you use different buckets you won’t make the blunder of washing dirty scrub in the clean suds bucket.
Choose Appropriate Location & Time:
Picking out a proper place and time for cleaning your car is important. Choose a place that has a good drain and sufficient water supply. Moreover, don’t just randomly wash your car because it’s a sunny day. Washing a car on a sunny day is a common mistake that most people make. If you wash your car on such a day it will dry too quickly leaving behind spots. Therefore, whenever you are planning to wash your car, wash it in an open space, preferably under some shade.
Clean the Wheels Properly:
Once you have gathered all the stuff required for washing your car, start cleaning it. We suggest that you should start from the wheels. The main reason for washing wheels first is that they’re the dirtiest part of your car. So, it’s wise to get rid of all that extra mud & gunk beforehand. You can easily clean your wheels by scrubbing the wheel rim with a soapy cloth and tires with a washing brush.
However, if you haven’t cleaned your tires in a while, it’s best to use some tire cleaning products. You can easily find many water based, non-corrosive wheel cleaners that you can use for cleaning your wheels & tires. Don’t forget to scrub and clean the nuts once you’re cleaning your wheels as they are prone to rusting.
Cleaning the Outer Body:
After making your wheels shiny, it’s time to start with the rest of the car. Hose off the car’s exterior to remove any loose debris or dirt that can cause scratches. Moreover, you should also check your car for any birds’ droppings, dead insects or tree sap. After cleaning & hosing off the surface, start scrubbing your car’s body with a soft scrub and rinse it well.
Once you have thoroughly cleaned your car, wash it in sections. Start from the upper portions and move slowly towards the lower parts. Next, clean the roof and window supports then windows, bonnet & upper panels, followed by doors, boot, front bumper lower panels and finally back bumper. Keep on rinsing the body of your car with a microfiber cloth while you’re washing it.
Before giving your car the final rinse, remove the nozzle from the hose so that the water can flow gently all-over the car’s body. Doing this will minimize the chances of spots you will leave after your car dries. After completely washing your car, use a large microfiber towel for drying its surface. You can also enhance the shine of your car by using wax polish but do it once you have finished cleaning your car.
Cleaning the Window Glasses & Front & Back Screens:
Keeping your windows, mirrors & windscreens clean not only look good but they’re crucial for your safety. No one can drive safely if you have to squint out to see every time and your rear view isn’t clear as well. This doesn’t work particularly if you’re driving any one of the Dubai exotic cars, therefore, always keep your windscreens & mirrors sparkling clean.
For tinted glasses use a glass cleaning liquid, spray some on a paper towel then clean your glass with it. Whereas, for untinted glass use a mixture of soapy water and clean the glass surface with microfiber cloth.
Cleaning the Interior or Inner Cabin:
Cleaning the interior of a car is quite easy. All you need to do is to properly vacuum the insides of your car to suck out all the dust. Moreover, clean it’s dashboard and inner panels with a clean cloth to give your car a spotless look.