Car Cleaning Tips and Mistakes You Might Be Making

Spring cleaning to do list can mean many things to people; home, room, closet, or even cars! We’ve experienced many occasions where car owners did not think carefully when cleaning their car. Here are the common mistakes we find out when we ask our clients.

1. Washing when it is hot.

We understand, it just seems like the perfect way to get started, nice weather, music to the side to get in the mood, but a sunny day could dry your car too quickly, which in result turns into water spots. We recommend cleaning your car in the morning or evening when the sun is not directly on your car.

2. Using Dish Soap.

Yep, you heard right. Whatever you do, do not use dish detergent as this can be harsh on your car’s paint. Use the appropriate care products as the it specializes in specific car exterior paint.

3. Separate soapy water and rising with buckets.

It may seem like a lot of work, but it makes sense. Keeping your buckets apart will prevent any used soapy water from scratching the paint with dirt.

4. Forgetting the tires.

It’s quite common to see clean cars with dirty tires, but it is essential to get everything done right. Tires collect mud and dirt on the road and fail to clean them properly may get onto other parts of the vehicle too.

5. Neglecting your antenna.

Modern cars will have their antennas retracting into the car once the car is switched off. It may come unnoticed, but when retracted, antennas can drag gunk into your interior. Use wax paper for best results as it gives it a protective coat to repel dirt.

6. Cup Holders.

Extremely handy for your morning coffees, but when was the last time you cleaned out your cup holders? After all, drinks tend to spill when driving through rough roads and such. Bacteria’s accumulate which creates an unhealthy environment to your car interior.

7. Floor Mats.

This should be one of the top priorities when cleaning the inside of the car because it’s where your shoes rub any dirt or debris on. We recommend removing floor mats and vacuum thoroughly and dirt left underneath to give it a good clean.

Car cleaning may sound simple to do, but careless mistakes can lead to further damages to your car without you knowing it. For more information about our services, please feel free to get in touch with our experts at German AutoSports at (978) 388-1288

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