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7 Tips for Detailing Your Car

Car detailing maintains a brand-new look on your car. When done professionally, it can sometimes make the vehicle appear better than new. But how do you preserve the brand-new look on the interior and exterior surfaces of your car on your own? How much time and resources do you need to give your car a clean, beautiful, and impeccable look?

While detailing is deeper than car washing, it should not take too much of your time and resources. Keep reading to learn some car detailing tips that can leave your car looking fresh.

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Car Detailing Tips

  1. Wash your car under shade to avoid water spots and streaks on the paint and polish of your car.
  2. Use microfiber cloths. Microfiber cloths and towels are a perfect companion to car cleaners. They are extra soft, allowing you to clean and dry your car without scratching the surface of your car.
  3. Work from the top down. The bottom of your car is usually the dirtiest and comes into the closest contact with road contaminants. Working from the top allows water and soap to rundown and pre-wash the bottom portions as you clean the top, which saves time and resources.
  4. Use different washing tools for different areas of the car (such as the wheels, bumpers, exhaust ports, etc.) to avoid cross-contamination.
  5. Clean air conditioning vents using a paintbrush to expertly remove hard-to-reach debris and improve the air quality in your car.
  6. Use approved car shampoo and upholstery spray when cleaning the exterior and interior of your car.
  7. Clean carpets using a vacuum cleaner and electrostatic electricity, as this helps draw out dirt from the carpet fibers. You can create electrostatic charges by rubbing the carpet with thick rubber gloves.

Maintain Your Car’s Performance at Custom Complete Automotive

In addition to keeping your car clean and looking its best, keep it performing at its best with proper routine maintenance. At Custom Complete Automotive, our certified technicians offer a multitude of maintenance and repair services to keep your car in good condition. To learn more about our auto repair services, or to schedule an appointment at one of our locations in Missouri, contact us today!

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Eric Riddles

Eric Riddles is an ASE Certified Master Automobile Technician who has been working as an auto mechanic since 1998 and originally joined the team at Custom Complete Automotive in 2005. Eric has numerous certifications in various aspects of car repair and spent 10 years training the next generation of auto technicians at a local high school Auto Shop classroom.

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