You may not realize it, but there is a constant war being waged on the exterior of our cars. From the moment a car rolls out of the dealership, its glossy coat of paint is under constant siege from a host of enemies. UV rays, water, pollutant chemicals in the rain, salts, dust and sand particles, bird droppings, insect goo, the list goes on and on. This is why every car needs some extra shielding to protect the way it looks. Enter car waxes…
I went to see a detailer friend of mine when I was a lot younger.
His boss was away and he had invited me to hang out for a few hours. Watching and learning all his tips and tricks on car cleaning was like car porn to me. I loved it. Each time I hung out with him, I would learn newer and better things.
By now that you know I love washing my car, but knowing how to dry a car after washing and without leaving streak marks or water spots is equally important.
Saturdays are my car washing day. We take the dogs out on Fridays, and cleaning the car and cleaning up the pet hairs matters a great deal to me. Experience has taught me that no car wash is going to look after my car the way I do. And as well I do at my job, even I can’t afford to have my car detailed on a weekly basis.
I had to go to Alaska recently for work. I know right?! Don’t ask!
I knew it snowed a lot up there and I wanted to make sure that I knew how to remove snow from a car. Of course, I wasn’t going to drive there; which meant I’d be using a rental car. Nonetheless, still wanted to know how to remove snow from a car. And given that I was using a rental, I needed to know how to remove snow from a car without ever scratching the paint. The Rental company would love that….
The other day my wife had somehow convinced me that it was that time of the month (no not that one), it was the time of the month to go and see her parents. As always, we would stop to collect some Chinese Food and head over to theirs. And yes, if you’re reading an article called How To Clean Cloth Car Seats At Home, then you can already tell where this story is going.
You know what’s annoying? Let me tell you. You wash your car on a Saturday and for whatever reason by Tuesday you can already see a layer of dirt on it. Now here’s the truth: I cheat on my wife. But not how you think.
Not with one of the cheerleaders from the Miami Dolphins, but with my car. Every Saturday, without fail, you can rest assured that I will have blocked out 2 hours of my day so that I can show my car the TLC that it deserves.
Knowing how to keep a car clean between washes has definitely helped me.