Tips for Auto Detailing


Professional detailing can cost quite a lot, but doing it yourself can be surprisingly inexpensive and straightforward. Keeping your car well-maintained can increase its resale value by hundreds, or even thousands of dollars.

Here are a few useful car detailing tips from Winner Subaru:

Dry glass surfaces in two directions

When cleaning and drying your car’s windows, you are bound to almost certainly come across an annoying streak on either the outside or the inside of the glass. To make the process easier, get in the habit of drying the exterior glass in one direction and the interior in another (horizontal and vertical for instance).

Don’t forget to clean the very top of the windows

Avoid unwanted smears by winding down the windows to clean the topmost portion of the glass. Excess product can build up in the window jamb, and could result in streaking, dripping and other marks. By winding the windows down an inch or two, you can make sure every inch of the car receives a professional clean, so that all dirt, debris and excess product is removed.

Use compressed air to deodorize your vents

If your car no longer has that new car scent, use a can of compressed air to give the vents a quick blast. Dust, dirt and moisture can build up on the inside of air vents, causing stale odors to circulate through the cabin whenever they are in use. Compressed air removes the offending muck, grime and bacteria, giving your car a fresher, more neutral smell.

Buy a dual action polisher

Polishing is one of the most important jobs when it comes to professionally detailing your car, so it pays to invest in the right equipment to get the best possible results. A dual action polisher easily handles any polishing jobs you throw at it. Perfect for ironing out areas of abrasion, and removing layers of old wax, these motorized polishers ensure your car always has a smooth, even finish for a lasting just-bought shine.

Brush thoroughly

Carpet fibers trap dust, dirt and bits, making it very difficult to remove them when it comes to vacuuming.  A great tip to get rid of annoying bits is to brush the carpet with a stiff nylon brush. This will agitate the carpet fibers, making it easier to remove the bits with a vacuum cleaner. Be careful not to rub too hard, however, as this could damage the upholstery and lead to fraying. 

These are just a few auto detailing tips that help to maintain your vehicle in good condition so don’t forget to put your knowledge to good use soon!

Are you or anyone in your family looking for a new, or used car head on over to Winner Subaru.  Not only do they have a great selection of vehicles they will make sure they help you in every way they can.

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