Car Cleaning Products

by Karen Bates
(last updated November 6, 2017)

Do you feel like you spend a fortune at the car wash to keep your car looking beautiful? Taking your car to a car wash may be convenient, but the cost can really add up over time. If you are looking for a less expensive way to keep your car in pristine condition, you might want to try the "do it yourself" approach instead.

Washing your car at home doesn't have to take a lot of time and effort, and with the right tools and cleaners the results can be just as good as at a commercial car wash. You can also clean out the interior of your car with a few basic supplies. To successfully clean your car, you should get together the car-cleaning products that you will need.

When washing and detailing your vehicle yourself, you might need the following supplies to get the job done right:

  • Hose. A hose with a nozzle will provide a powerful spray that can blast away dirt. You can also use the hose without the extra nozzle to rinse the car off after the wash.
  • Sponge. Use a sponge to soap up the car's exterior and remove any stuck-on dirt that the hose alone didn't get.
  • Bucket. Fill your bucket with soapy water so you will have easy access to it as you clean with the sponge.
  • Car Wash Shampoo. Look for a shampoo that will effectively clean the exterior while adding shine and protection to the surface.
  • Towels. Have a few clean towels at the ready to remove excess moisture after the car wash. By drying right away, you will reduce the chances of water spots as the car air dries.
  • Glass Cleaner. Spray glass cleaner on the inside and outside of your windows to remove streaks, dead bugs, fingerprints, and more.
  • All-purpose or Upholstery Cleaner. You may need this cleaner if you find any stains inside the car on the seats or carpet. Use a rag to apply and remove the cleaner.
  • Cotton Swabs. Use a little cleaner on a cotton swab to get dirt out of small crevices and other hard to reach spots on the dashboard area.
  • Vacuum. Finally, thoroughly vacuum the floor and seats of your vehicle's interior to get rid of dirt, dust, and crumbs.

With the right car cleaning tools and products, you can have a clean car inside and out.

Author Bio

Karen Bates

An English student who enjoys writing and art, Karen has had her poetry published in her university's literary journal and has several novels in the works. ...

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