Putting your car up for detailing may range from $100 to $300 which is a little expensive for your budget to maintain a good condition for your vehicle. It usually varies whether what type of services you will avail. They hire car detailing professionals, and they equip themselves with different cleaning materials which are one of the reasons why the price is a little high.
But, if you are the kind of person who likes to take care of your car, then you can do it yourself. You’ll need some materials like rags, brushes, vacuums, etc. which are found in your house. But there may come a time wherein you’ll need some specific cleaning materials like particular chemical cleaning products that are intended for car detailing. But being the resourceful person, you can always find ways to fit your style and budget for cleaning your car.
Here are tips and tricks in mobile car detailing, on how to properly clean the exterior and interior part of your vehicle.
First Things First!
It’s best to first clean the lower parts of your exterior such as your wheels and tires because this is usually the dirtiest part of your car. Make sure to move your car when you’re cleaning your tires so that you’ll also be able to clean the portion of the casing that’s placed on the floor.
Keep Those Windows Looking Spotless
In cleaning your windows, one simple tip is to spray your cleaner on your cleaning cloth and not directly to your windows, in this way you can reduce streaking and damaging the other parts that are sensitive to these types of chemical cleaners.
When swiping your windows, it can be stressful to figure out whether the streak is on the inside or outside part of your window. One trick to fix this problem is to swipe in two different directions, for the interior portion of your window, you can swipe vertically, and for the exterior part, you can swipe horizontally, or vice versa. In this way, you can quickly determine whether the streak is on the inside or outside.
Know Your Upholstery
Your car’s upholstery can be made in different types, like vinyl, leather, cloth, etc. These different types require different method and materials for cleaning depending on how delicate your material is. Vinyl type of seats is easy and quick to clean. Just regular rags and liquid cleaning products can be used in this type of upholstery. You can use two batches of clothes, one for cleaning your vinyl seats with a liquid cleaning product and the other one for drying.
For cloth type of seats, stains can be hard to remove, and you can smell bad odors. So you’ll sometimes need a specific stain remover for this type of upholstery that you can easily buy in the market. And for the scent, you will need a deodorizer such as baking soda which is cheap and readily available. You can put some on the seat. And after 15 minutes you can vacuum your car seats thoroughly to remove the baking soda and excess dust or dirt.
And for the leather type of upholstery, cleaning your car seat can be more difficult than vinyl and cloth. You’ll need a specific leather-cleaning product, both for the soap and the conditioner. You can rub it with a towel and then dry it with a microfiber cloth. And if you’re not sure to clean this part on your own, you can bring your car to a professional mobile car detailing Portland company who knows how to clean this type of upholstery delicately.
Keeping notice even to the small parts and places when cleaning your car is the key to a satisfactory mobile car detailing.