The best way to detail your car

Detailing your car is a great way to show off your passion for cars and auto maintenance. It also helps with the resale value, as a detailed car will look much better than one that has been neglected. This article will discuss the basic steps you need to take to detail your vehicle so you can have the best-looking ride on the block!

Step #1 - Wash your car thoroughly

  • Fill up a bucket with hot water.
  • Rinse your car with water, then add 2-4 ounces of car shampoo.
  • Mix well, and let the suds soak into your car for 1-2 minutes. 
  • Rinse with a hose or a clean bucket of water

Step #2 - Apply tire and wheel cleaner

Now that you have cleaned the exterior, it's time to move on to the tires and wheels. This step is pretty straightforward: spray some tire cleaner onto the tires and wheels, let it soak for 2 minutes, then wipe off with a clean cloth. Rinse any remaining residue from the tire cleaner with water from your hose and dry off with a towel.

Step #3 - Clean the Carpets

Now comes the fun part of detailing your car! Use a car vacuum cleaner to remove loose dirt and debris from your carpets. If there is hard-to-reach debris–don't worry about it now. We'll cover it in step 4. Next, use this opportunity to thoroughly brush out any mats or floor mats that require some deep cleaning. Finally, spray on a carpet cleaner and leave it to soak for 5 minutes before scrubbing with a brush. Once done with this step, allow to dry completely before moving on to the final few stages.

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Step #4 - Clean the Vinyl, Leather, Plastic, and Rubber Surfaces

Clean the vinyl, leather and plastic surfaces with a good quality cleaner. Be careful to avoid using harsh chemicals on rubber and plastic, as these are porous materials that strong chemicals can easily damage. Make sure you clean the surface with a microfiber cloth before applying any of your detailing products.

For further cleaning and conditioning of all surfaces, including vinyl, leather and plastic, use a gel car detailing solution like James Vantage Car Detailing Solution. This product grips away dirt deep within these hard-to-reach places.

Add a quirky car air freshener.

As a driver, you want your car to smell great. One way to make your car smell amazing is by adding a quirky car air freshener. It can be as simple as buying a trendy one from Amazon, or you could always use a natural spray on car cologne.

Whatever method of adding a fantastic scent to your automobile works for you is excellent! Remember not to overdo it because too much fragrance can irritate your passengers and even cause eye irritation if they have allergies or sensitive skin issues like eczema or psoriasis.

Now the fun part about car detailing.

After this, you can now go on to detail your car. We hope this step-by-step process to detailing your vehicle has helped you understand the importance of cleaning and insight into how to do it. 

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