With a lot of work and errands you need to do, it is handy to have a car. It will be less stressful than going on public transport every time.
But like your home and anything you have, you have to take care of it and maintain it. You will at least have it checked up regularly, so you would know if the engines, motors, and even the tires are still in good condition. If you do not do this, it will be a risk for your safety.
Maintenance also requires regularly cleaning it. It will not only make your car look good, but it will also lengthen its lifespan. The reason for this is because dirt and debris may damage your car.
It would be easier to just bring it to the car wash, but the problem is that it tends to get expensive. The good news is that you can do it on your own at home. It will definitely be an added chore for you, but it is completely necessary and worth it.
Washing your car is not that hard, but it would require to clean it both inside and the outside. Here are the steps to doing it:
You will have to get rid of the excess dirt and debris by washing it with water. You do not need to have some heavy-duty pressure water for this just like you see at a carwash. A regular one would be fine or even a hose with enough pressure to remove that stuck dirt.
After all that, it is time to soap your car. Be sure that the solution you are using is compatible with your car. You will need to have two buckets for this. One with the cleaning solution and the other one is water that will be used for rinsing. Use a sponge for applying the soap. This also involves the wheels. You can use the soap for cleaning it using a brush instead.
Rinse your car thoroughly. Be sure to remove the soap and dirt. To dry it, use a microfiber cloth. Be sure to get rid of the spots before having it air-dried to avoid water stains.
After completely drying it, apply wax. This will not only polish your car but also protects the paint.
1. Vacuum the Seats
Car seating can either be made with leather or fabric. No matter what your seating will be, it should be vacuumed to get rid of crumbs or any other dirt.
2. Apply Solution
To clean it thoroughly and get rid of stains, apply a solution. It could be bought at a store or homemade. Make sure it will be compatible with your seat by testing it first in a small area. After applying the solution, wipe it with a microfiber towel. If your seats are made of leather, apply conditioner for additional protection and maintenance.
3. Clean the Carpets
Remove the mats and vacuum your carpet to get rid of dirt and crumbs. If it is stained, you can apply a solution for it then let it rinsed. Let your car dry out by opening the doors and letting it sit.
4. Wipe Everything
From the dashboard to the console to an air vent, they have to be wiped off to get rid of dust and prevent them from building up.