1. Vacuum Interior:
A proper vacuum of the car's interior is essential to keep it free from dirt, dust, crumbs and other debris. Vacuuming should involve all upholstered surfaces, carpets, mats, and even tight crevices and other hard-to-reach places. To ensure thorough vacuuming, use an attachment with a crevice tool and/or soft brush.
2. Wipe Interior Surfaces:
Surfaces such as the dashboard, steering wheel, door panels, cup holders, and center console should be wiped down regularly to keep them free from dust and fingerprints. Use a slightly damp cloth or all-purpose cleaner for best results.
3. Clean Windows:
Clean windows are essential to ensure proper visibility while driving. Use glass cleaner on all glass surfaces of your car to remove dirt, smudges and other debris that can accumulate over time. For extra shine, buff them with newspaper or paper towel.
4. Dust Vents:
Dust accumulates quickly in the car's vents, so regular ventilation dusting is essential to maintain clean air quality in the car. Use a soft brush attachment on your vacuum cleaner to remove dust from all vents and crevices.
5. Clean Upholstery & Mats:
Regularly cleaning upholstery and mats helps to keep them looking new for longer periods of time. Vacuum the upholstery regularly and use a damp cloth or sponge to wipe down any dirt or stains that may have accumulated over time.
6. Polish Chrome Trim:
Chrome trim can become dull over time due to wear and tear, but polishing it with an appropriate cleaner will help it look its best again! Usually a few minutes of polishing will do the trick.
7. Wash Exterior Body:
The exterior body of your car should be washed regularly to remove dirt, grime and other build up that can cause long-term damage. Choose a car wash soap that is specifically designed for automotive use, as regular household cleaners can be too harsh on your vehicle's paint job.
8. Wax Vehicle:
Once you have finished washing your car, it is important to wax it in order to protect its finish from fading due to exposure to the elements. A quality carnauba wax is recommended for best results!
9. Clean Wheels & Tires:
Regularly cleaning these areas with an appropriate cleaner will help to keep them looking shiny and new. Be sure to use a brush or rag that is specifically designed for automotive use in order to avoid scratching the finish.