Deets for deets
If you use your car a lot (and are often transporting food, kids, and pets) your car can get pretty dirty. If you like your vehicle nice and tidy you shouldn’t have to pay a lot of money for it. The only solution: DIY with these secrets from car detailers.
Rinse before washing
If you hit your dry paint with soapy water, you’ll just grind the surface dust and road grit into your paint finish. Professional detailers always start with a clear water rinse to remove as much dust and dirt as possible.
On the other hand, here are 14 things you should never clean with water.
Use the right soap
Dishwashing liquid is the go-to choice for most DIYers. But it shouldn’t be. Dishwashing detergent is simply too harsh. It sucks important oils out of your car’s finish and can actually shorten the life of your paint. Any industry car washer would tell you that! So make sure you’re using a cleaning product specifically made for cars.