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How To Properly Clean Your Vehicle

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How To Properly Clean Your Vehicle

There's nothing like a clean vehicle. It looks good and it smells good, too. But if you're not cleaning your car correctly, you could do more harm than good. If that sounds like you, don't worry: we've got some tips on how to clean your ride safely and effectively!


Make sure you have the right equipment.

You're going to need a few things to get started. You'll want a garden hose, car wash soap, and some kind of sponge or soft cloth. A bucket is also handy; fill it with water so you don't have to keep running back and forth from the faucet whenever you need more liquid.


A brush with long bristles is excellent for scrubbing around your vehicle's tires and wheels and any other tough-to-reach areas like bumper crevices. And while we're on the topic of brushes...a vacuum cleaner! You must thoroughly clean your car before applying any polish or waxes; this will help ensure even coverage and prevent streaking in your finished product.


Wet down your vehicle with a garden hose.

Wet the car down with a garden hose and use a power washer if you have one, but not in an extreme setting. Power washers can be dangerous, so use caution when using them on your vehicle. Use a sponge to soak up excess water from your vehicle before drying it off with a chamois.


Soap up your car.

Grab high-quality car wash soap and apply it to a sponge or mitt to eliminate dirt and grime on your vehicle's body. Rinse off any excess soap from the body by pouring water over it from the top down until you see no more suds coming out of the sponge or mitt (this is important because if there's still soapy water left behind on your vehicle's body, then it could leave streaks when dried). 


Once rinsed properly, dry off everything with a clean towel or take it for a slow drive!


Wipe down the interior surfaces of your car.

Especially with the interior of your car, the right tools are essential. To wipe down your car's interior surfaces, you will need a microfiber cloth. These are great because they're designed to pick up dust, dirt, and other particles without leaving any residue or streaks behind. You can buy them at any hardware or auto parts store.


Vacuum dust and dirt from the interior of the car.

Start by vacuuming out the seats, floor, and trunk. Use a brush attachment to get into the crevices and cracks.


If you need to clean upholstery, use a soft brush attachment for your vacuum cleaner (or damp towel) for delicate fabrics like leather or suede; use a crevice attachment for tight spaces between seats, in door panels, and underneath cushions.

For everything beyond cleaning, give us a call!

Our expert auto mechanics can help you with your vehicle needs at Convoy Auto Repair in San Diego, CA. We are located at 3909 Convoy Street, San Diego, CA 92111; stop by; we are excited to meet you! Schedule an appointment today, And be sure to Like our Facebook page to keep informed on the latest Convoy Auto Repair news.




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