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Cleaning your car can be a relatively easy and cost-effective option. Many people opt to get professional services for some parts of the cleaning process and handle others on their own. Whatever the size of your cleanup, it is important to know some basics.
Make sure you have everything you need on hand. You likely already have many of the items on this list:
Cleaning Products: Use appropriate chemical solutions for the surfaces of your car, including dashboard, windows, seats and mats. If you have to deal with tough stains, you may need a specialty product.
Vacuum: You can use a regular vacuum so long as you have a proper length extension cord and appropriate attachments. Tumwater Automotive comes equipped with state-of-the-art car vacuums you can utilize!
Cloths: You will need to scrub, wipe, and polish various areas inside and out of your car. You’ll need an assortment of rags in different materials, which can come from old rags and shirts.
Start from the top and work your way to the bottom. Otherwise, you end up doing double the work when you have to clean up debris that falls to the floor from the seats and the dashboard area. Follow these tips to get all parts of your car clean:
Dashboard, panels, and vents: Remove the dust from cracks and surfaces using a combination of your vacuum and soft brushes. Then apply a cleaning solution appropriate for the material and wipe down.
Seats: Fabric seats should be cleaned with upholstery cleaner. Vinyl and leather need solutions geared to these materials. Leave the product on as per the label instructions, then wipe down to remove moisture.
Floors and mats: Remove any loose items and shake out mats. Vacuum both the carpet and mats. If your mat needs washing, be sure to air-dry it before putting it back.
Keeping your car clean not only makes for a more enjoyable ride but also helps your vehicle retain value longer. Whether you like to leave the tough tasks to the professionals and handle the rest yourself or are looking for a more comprehensive detailing, Tumwater Auto Spa has a variety of service packages available. Give us a call or stop by our facility to learn more about how we can help keep your car looking great.