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Cleaning Your Car? Don’t Miss These Steps

A car has a lot of nook and crannies and it’s totally normal to miss a spot or two while you clean. If you want to keep your car looking spick and span, achieve a beautiful sparkle, and be clean from the inside and out, don’t forget to keep an eye on these details too:

Car Interior

This may seem like a no-brainer but you’d be surprised at how often the car interior has been ignored during cleaning. And no matter how shiny your car is on the outside, a dusty dash or a mud-ridden carpet will ruin the look of your car. So bust out the vacuum, get your soft microfiber cloths and give your car’s interior a good wipe. And to finish up the look, thrown in an air freshener to keep your car smelling fresh and clean.

Window Screens

It’s hard to tell if the window screen is clean until you drive into the sun and see unsightly traces of thick dust on the surface! To achieve a gleaming clean, get a glass cleaner, spray the product on the screen and give it a good wipe to remove deep-seated dirt on the surface. When left dirty, green muck will start building up on the edges of the screen so to keep your windows spick and span, don’t neglect the edges too!

Door Shuts

Sure, you vacuumed the interiors of the car, cleaned the windows and gave the exterior a nice coating of wax but what about the door shuts? Door shuts are the strip of painted metal on the insides of the car doors. These areas are always neglected and need some love. Again, it takes a keen eye for details to achieve an overall clean in and out of the car so get your microfiber cloth and wipe the scruffs off the door shuts. Do not stop until all grubby marks are removed!

Black Trims

The plastic trims of the tires and car can look grey and unsightly from neglect so keep these spots clean too! You can use a variety of cleaning products to restore their dark finish, remove deep-seated dirt, and accumulated grime. When the black trims are clean, they give a good contrast to the car’s gleam.

Add a Layer of Protection

Washing is not enough to achieve a long-lasting shine; you have to add a layer of protectant in between washes to achieve a beautiful shine that lasts. A quality wax or sealant works to boost shone and make car cleaning a little less of a hassle on the next wash. These products also keeps the paintjob smooth and vivid.


Hand washing your car is definitely one useful skill that will save you hundreds of dollars on professional cleaning. Of course, there’s always room for improvement. Even the most advanced hand wash experts will come across hiccups along the way. To ensure a thorough clean, keep all these detailing tips in mind and say hello to a perfectly fresh, clean car!

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