While there’s nothing quite like a professional detailing service at your local dealership, some car owners prefer to go the DIY route to save some money. But, getting professional car detailing results isn’t as easy as it might seem. We have created a list of 4 secrets you will need to know to get the sparkling-clean results you are after below.
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4 Secrets to Getting Professional Car Detailing Results
Start at the Top
Most DIY detailers will get the hardest part out of the way first – vacuuming the carpeting. However, the dirt and debris collected during the rest of the cleaning process could fall right back on your clean floors. Start at the top of the vehicle and work your way to the bottom for the best results.
Change the Air Filter and Clean the Vents
Your car’s first impression is always its smell. To start each trip off on the right foot, make sure you replace your air filter during regular intervals and clean out your air vents. Moisture can easily get trapped inside your vents leading to musty odors. We like to use a can of air spray to clean out the interiors and a toothbrush to clear the dust off of the vent cover.
Scrub Your Carpet and Upholstery
When it comes to cleaning your interior upholstery, a vacuum by itself simply won’t cut it. Dirt, debris, and pet hair can get trapped deep in the fibers. To make sure it is all removed, first scrub your carpet and upholstery with a stiff-bristled brush. The brush should pull most of the debris to the surface and a strong vacuum should be able to take care of the rest.
Get Those Hard-To-Reach Areas
Professional detailers pay attention to the small details in a car interior that most at-home cleaners miss. Put a cleaning cloth over the head of a non-pointy screwdriver and use that to get into hard-to-reach cracks and cupholders.
To save time or to get the best results, car owners can also leave their car detailing to the pros at the Texas Motor Club. Give us a call today to schedule an appointment!