Get Your Car Ready for The Summer

Get Your Car Ready for The Summer

The warmer months are just around the corner, so it’s time to get your car looking clean and fancy. Here are a few expert tips on car detailing in essex you can use to get your car ready for the summer!


Polish the paint

First of all, remove any dust or dirt by washing the car or using a spray detailer. Consider using a quality dual action polish, as this will not only give you the ability to remove the layer of grim below the surface and enhance the depth of the shine, but it will also make the whole process go a lot quicker. Select a good one-step product to quickly remove swirls, scratches, oxidation, enhance depth of shine and offer protection.

Interior prep

It’s important to make the exterior look as good as the interior!

Remove any loose items or rubbish in the car and shake out the floor mats. Brush and vacuum the carpet and upholstery, being careful to clean every section. Clean and protect all interior surfaces with a versatile product that can be used on plastics, vinyl, rubber and leather.

Wheels and tyres

If you don’t have the tools to remove the wheels on your car, instead start by checking the finish on the wheels and choosing an appropriate wheel cleaner to compliment it. Remove all dust and dirt on the wheel, thoroughly cleaning between the spokes to ensure there’s no dirt or brake dust lurking anywhere.

If the tires are dirty, clean them thoroughly with a firm bristle brush and a diluted all-purpose cleaner. Finish with a quality tire dressing, and be sure to apply it very thinly and evenly.

Clean and dress under the hood

Determine how much cleaning you need. If moderate to heavy cleaning is needed, choose a professional degreaser that has the strength to break down grease without leaving residue behind. If it just needs a simple wipe down, you can use the same versatile cleaner that was used in the interior surfaces.

Don’t forget the glass

Choose a quality automotive glass cleaner that is safe for all windows. To get the best streak-free results, be sure to use a high-quality microfiber towel. Using a microfiber towel will lift more of the cleaner and will be softer on the glass. Clean the inside and outside of the glass thoroughly, and use a micro-fibre towel dedicated just for glass so you don’t end up with product residue from another surface on the glass.

For the final wipe, consider whipping up and down on the outside and then side to side inside, as this will help to determine any streaks that are left.