Now that winter is finally over, summer is here! That means more time to spend outside cruising, and of course, caring for your car. Here’s some tips to get that perfect shine, clean seats, and radiant rims!
The hot sun might be great for the pool but when it comes to wax, it can be a hassle. Heat causes wax to dry exceptionally fast. So, how hot is too hot? Find out more information about heat protection for your car. Always be sure to wax your car in the shade and out of direct sunlight. Here’s an article to help with waxing in the shade. Don’t forget to give your car a nice scrub and inspection for debris before waxing.
If you notice that your wax isn’t lasting as long as it should, it may need the help of a paint cleaner. Paint cleaner goes on just like wax, but is removed right away. The cleaner will break down any contaminants that survived the initial car wash. This way your wax will last longer and shine brighter.
There’s nothing worse than getting into a car and immediately getting hit with smelly odors. Don’t let your friends suffer! All it might take is some vacuuming and a little odor remover.
If it’s beyond a quick refresh, you might need to boost your cleaning products. Odors and bacteria like to hide in the carpet of your car. A little shampoo and bacteria eliminator can be a big help when it comes to smelly smells. Check out this detailed article about cleaning your car’s interior.
For leather interiors, make sure you use the proper products that won’t dry out the leather. After you use the proper cleaning products, make sure to always use a conditioner to restore vital nutrients. This will also help deflect UV rays, which will prevent drying, fading and even cracking.
Having clean wheels automatically makes any car stand out. After rinsing, try scrubbing your tires with a good wheel cleaner. The rims on your car can get dusty and grimy from constant exposure to extreme weather. A nice metal polish is all you need for a good shine that lasts. When it comes to protecting that shine, an oil-based sealant is the best choice because it won’t have a melting point.
4. Trim conditioning
Faded trim is not very attractive. Because of it’s strong UV rays, the sun can dry, fade, and gray plastic and rubber trim. It’s never a bad idea to increase the protection on all surfaces if your car will be in direct sunlight on a regular basis. A plastic sealant can help seal and restore exterior areas back to their natural, supple state while preventing continued deterioration.
Have any other tips or tricks you like to use before getting you ride summer ready? Share them with us in the comments!