Having bought a car, a new driver is faced with the problem of constant contamination of his vehicle. This issue is especially acute for city dwellers: there may be no money for regular visits to car washes, as well as time for independent fiddling with buckets and rags. You have to sacrifice something in order not to drive a dirty car and don’t spend much time on it to have some pleasant hours to have fun, go out with friends, play lightning roulette, or read your favorite books instead. These tips will help keep your car clean for a long time.
Choose Your Parking Space Carefully
If you don’t have your own garage or covered parking lot near your home or work, you should be serious about choosing the right parking space. Under no circumstances should you park your car under trees. In the fall, there will be fallen wet leaves on your car, and in the winter, snow residue on your car.
You shouldn’t park under the windows of high-rise buildings, either: cigarette butts, spits and small debris will fly into the car. In this regard, it would be wiser to overpay for parking than to constantly take your car to the car wash. But if there is no such possibility, you can buy a car cover. When assembled, it doesn’t take up much space and easily fits in the trunk, and it’s easy to put it on. It will protect from precipitation and other external factors.
Wash and Treat Your Car With Special Products
To keep your car clean longer, it’s not enough to just wash it – you need to do it right. If you don’t visit car washes that use special products, you need to buy them yourself. Yes, it’s more expensive than just diluting the water with dishwashing liquid, but the effect will be corresponding. They not only clean the dried up dirt better but also form a protective layer that does not leave streaks. You can go further and treat your car with liquid glass. It not only repels moisture, so the body isn’t covered with corrosion, but also forms a dense protective layer, able to protect the surface from scratches and paint fade. Your car literally starts to shine.
There is nothing worse than a stained and worn fabric on the seats. They’re hard and expensive to fix, so we recommend protecting them with special seat covers. If your imagination draws you the scary balaclavas that dot cheap autogas, you can breathe a sigh of relief. There are alternatives that will save your seats from dirt and help ennoble the interior of your car.
Pay attention to the covers, made of jacquard and eco-leather. These materials are hypoallergenic, prevent the penetration of moisture, and let the air pass through, which allows you to sweat less. And they are easy to maintain. Jacquard can be vacuumed and washed in a washing machine, and eco-leather can be simply wiped periodically with a damp cloth. Simply put, you kill two birds with one stone – you protect the interior from long-term dirt and make it more comfortable and respectable. Keep in mind that the covers should completely repeat the shape of the seats.
Establish Rules for Passengers
When you get a car, the number of people who will ask you for a ride, pickup, and so on will increase manifold. There’s no getting away from that. But if you don’t like or know how to say no, you should establish rules for such cases. The first and most important thing is clean shoes. Warn your passengers to find a way to wipe their shoes, especially in bad weather. Second, no food or drinks. Third, don’t carry drunk friends in your cab. And fourth, don’t take a big crowd. Not only is it forbidden by traffic rules, but shoe marks can be left on the doors, backs of seats, and so on. Your car, your rules. Friends should understand this and follow them.