When you see a vehicle speeding down the street next to you, the first thing on your mind isn’t the engine, the fuel efficiency of the vehicle, the onboard computers or even amount of space in the back. Instead, the first thing on your mind is probably the appearance of the vehicle. The types of wheels it had, the colour, the make or model of the car, and the little body improvements it had.
While many people are concerned about the engine of their vehicle, others are more concerned about the cosmetic appeal their vehicle has. It’s easy to see why, especially when you’ll be using the vehicle to pick up dates, or if it’ll appear in front of your children’s friends at school when you go to pick them up. But before you add any body improvements to your car, it’s important to give it a deep clean and a makeover, and here’s a guide on just how you can do that.
Get a Hand Vacuum
One of the first things you should do is buy a hand vac. These useful devices are typically cordless and they offer you a fantastic range of movement and freedom when clearing up crumbs, dust and other nasty bits of debris in your vehicle. Make sure you’re not being too rough with delicate parts and components in your vehicle, and use a brush to clean off hard-to-reach areas.
Paint vs Car Wraps
One of the things you need to think about when giving your vehicle a makeover is picking between car wraps and a paint job. They can both be expensive or cheap, depending on your preferences, but the most important consideration is how it will look. Paint jobs are typically a lot simpler since you can’t do too many highly detailed paint jobs, whereas vinyl stickers give you a lot more creative freedom.
Purchase Cleaning Tools
Don’t just use water to clean your vehicle. Make sure you use car washing liquid that is specially formulated to use on vehicles. Make sure you get some car wax as well to give your vehicle a lovely sheen and add a couple of small tools like skewers, cotton swabs and a toothbrush to clean out small crevices on your vehicle. Remember that glass requires a separate type of cleaner as well, and the tools you use are important because you don’t want to scratch the surface of your windows.
Cleaning your vehicle is an incredibly difficult task because of how long it takes. One of the virtues you must have is patience. You need to be careful when cleaning your vehicle because rushing a task could result in damage to the parts, and the last thing you want is to take your vehicle to a repair shop. If you have money to spend and you don’t have time, then you may want to consider getting it hand-cleaned by a professional instead. But if you do go the DIY route, then expect it to take much longer than just a single afternoon.