Besides making your car look nice, cleaning the interior and exterior can also increase the resale value of your car. That’s why we’ve put together a list of car cleaning tips to ensure that your car is worth every penny.
Start on the inside and move to the outside, so as to avoid dragging water and soap into the recently-cleaned interior. Electrostatic dust cloths are great for cleaning, and can be used to wipe everything down—from the dash to the doors—with a simple all-purpose cleaning. For no-streak windows, try a solution of one part white vinegar to two parts water.
According to Popular Mechanics, one of the best ways to keep that new car smell is to get a portable compressor and really blow the dust and dirt out of heating and AC ductwork. High-pressure air will dislodge anything behind vent grilles that causes musty odor.
As for the exterior, it’s important to always rinse your car before washing it. This will help activate any soap you have, as well as remove dirt and grime that could scratch your pain while scrubbing. Last but not least, dry your car with towels as soon as you’re done to avoid water spots.