#1. Clean out your car- The first step to detailing any car would be to clean it out. When you detail your vehicle, you want to clean it out as good as possible. You’ll be spending time cleaning the inside and outside, so make it easier on yourself by removing as much dirt and trash as you can. Take a garbage bag or plastic bag around the car for easy tossing of trash.
#2. Vacuum out the vehicle- One of the best parts of detailing your own car is vacuuming. You get to say goodbye to all of the gross dirt that’s hanging out inside of your vehicle. Vacuuming your vehicle is a form of stress relief. I love my Shark Rocket because it is small and fits into the tiny places in my car.
#3. Shampoo the inside of your vehicle- The next step to detailing your own car is shampooing the inside of the vehicle. You don’t want to use a ton of water because it can cause mildew. However, you can still use a good amount of water to get the dirt and stains off of your upholstery. You can rent a machine to shampoo your car if you don’t have one.
#4. Vacuum the inside a second time- An important step of detailing your own vehicle is making sure you vacuum the inside a second time. The second vacuum session is to make sure you get all of the water off of the carpet in your vehicle.
#5. Start on the outside of the vehicle- After the inside of your vehicle is super clean, start on the outside of the vehicle. This is as simple as grabbing a bucket of water, soap, and maybe a hose for rinsing off. Make sure you reach the top of the vehicle, the sides, and even the tires. Scrub as hard as you want, your car can handle it. Just don’t use a cloth that can scratch the surface of your vehicle.
#6. Dust the dashboard– The dashboard of your car can get super dusty. Dust the dashboard and basically the whole front area of your car with a rag. If you want to get it damp you can, or for a shiny new car looking finish use Armor All.
#7. Rinse and dry- Last, but not least, don’t forget to rinse all of the soap off of your vehicle and dry! You can use old towels to dry off your vehicle. This is an important step because you do not want spots left from water. Rinsing is also important because you don’t want the soap to eat away at the paint on your vehicle.
It’s amazing how much money you can save by detailing your own vehicle. If you have kids, find ways in which you can get them involved. Kids LOVE helping to wash vehicles. Of course, you can skip detailing your car if you buy a brand new car. Beck Chrysler Dodge Jeep as some lovely new options.
What are some tips you have for helping to detail your own car? I’d love to hear your tips!