Car Detailing 101

Updated: Sep 28

Tips for Maintaining a Detailed Car


There are several reasons why you should regularly get your car detailed. A frequently detailed car never loses value and always has a fresh showroom look. But how do you maintain a detailed car to make it look its best until the next detailing? We'll let you know exactly what to do in this post.


Clean your car regularly


This can seem too obvious, but it cannot be stressed enough. In addition to giving your car a clean appearance, regular cleaning also protects the paintwork. But how often should you clean your detailed car?


Depending on how often you drive and where you store your car, you can clean it every 1 to 2 weeks. Washing the exterior will keep your car looking fresh, clean, and new.



Don't neglect the interior


Every part of your car, including the interior, requires regular cleaning. So make sure to clean the interior at least every 2 weeks. Using a damp microfiber towel, wipe the surfaces and vacuum the mats, seats, and carpet. See more simple tips for cleaning your car interior.


The wheels and tires too


Car tires and wheels can quickly get caked with mud, especially after driving through a mud pool. Even when the roads are dry, dust can cover the wheels and give them a dull appearance. Use microfiber towel (different from the one for your car paint) to clean the alloy and a brush for hard-to-reach areas. A hard tire brush will remove any dirt on the tire.


Dry after washing


Most people are guilty of drying their detailed car after washing it by leaving it in the sun. After handwashing your car, it's best to dry it immediately to prevent water spots. Use a clean microfiber towel to absorb the remaining water.



Never take your detailed car to an automatic car wash


Yes, cleaning your car by hand isn't fun, especially when the weather isn't favorable. Why not head down to the automatic car wash and let one of those automotive showers do its thing? You may be doing your detailed car's exterior more harm than good. How? The spinning brushes of automatic car washes can leave swirl marks on your car's clear coat. How about a touchless car wash? This won't leave any swirl marks on your car, but it won't clean it as much as it should. Handwashing your detailed car yourself will help maintain the detailing while saving you money.


Now you know how to keep your detailed car looking clean and new before the next appointment. Ready to keep your car in excellent condition with regular professional detailing service? Reach out to us today!