How to Maintain Car Exterior So It Looks New

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Just like the exterior of your home, car exteriors also get battered every day by the elements. When not maintained, the exterior will start to lose its shine and start looking worn out. Moreover, it can also damage the car’s overall structure. Car maintenance is a safety concern rather than a superficial one. Therefore, it is essential to maintain the car exterior. In this article, we discuss ways in which you can maintain the exterior of your car.

Washing Thoroughly

A high pressure wash of your car is a great way of getting rid of the dust and grime that has settled on the car. It is a good idea to give your car a thorough high pressure wash every two weeks. This car wash can be performed at home or your nearest fuel station that provides washing services. Alternatively you could also do a simple bucket wash. A simple car wash includes a bucket of water, a few cups of car washing powder and a washcloth. Add the car washing powder into the bucket of water and rub it all over the car using the washcloth. In either case, the main idea is to wipe off the dust which may contain harmful debris that may, over time, rust the frame.

Rub the Dirt off the Tires

Not to much surprise, tires get the dirtiest. Since they come in contact with the road, there is a lot of grime and dirt caked into their treads. While washing can clean out most of this dirt, it is hard to get rid of the dirt clinging in between tire treads. You will have to clean it using a tire cleaner and a stiff brush. While this brush is ideal for cleaning tires, it might not be suitable for the rims as it can scratch their surface. So, make sure that the brush is only used for removing the dirt from the tires and not the rims.

Apply a Protectant

Most parts of the car exterior have a surface coating of vinyl or plastic. The trim of the windows and car doors are made up of rubber. These surfaces don’t just need regular cleaning but also protection from wear and tear. You can provide this protection by applying a coat of rubber or vinyl protectant. To perform this task, you will first need to let the car dry after giving it a thorough wash. Once the car is dry, spray a little amount of the protectant on a rag and then wipe it on the vinyl or plastic surfaces. Wait for it to be absorbed before wiping the parts again with a clean rag.

Using Wax

If you want to give your car a shiny, new look then waxing is the best option you have. It doesn’t just add a sheen and polishes your car but protects your car and ensures outside elements can’t harm it by sealing the exterior. This is particularly helpful for preserving the life of the paint as well as the finish of your car.

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