How To Achieve A “Dealership Clean” Car

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No matter how hard you try, it just seems like you can’t achieve that same type of clean that your car looked like when you drove it off the lot. The good news is, you can. There are a few different areas and processes dealerships focus on when cleaning a car that gives it that typically “dealership clean” we all long for. It takes some time, but it is worth it in the end. Not only will this save you money on car detailing, but you will be able to do it right from home whenever you would like.

Give Those Headlights their Shine Back

Over time, you may notice your headlights become dim and foggy. This can make it hard for you to see and hard for other drivers to see you. When your headlights go a long time without any cleaning, it can make your car look old and beat up. Cleaning these babies up is simpler than you think. Using a non-gel toothpaste, and a microfiber cloth scrub the outside of those headlights! It will restore the shine, and give your car that new car shine again!

Get in Those Nooks and Crannies

Crumbs have a way of getting everywhere, especially in those nooks and crannies. One thing you can do to give your car that “dealership clean” is to ensure you get in those nooks and crannies. It can be tricky but try taking an old toothbrush or a flathead screwdriver covered with a cloth and begin wiping to remove the debris, crumbs, and junk that gets stuck in those areas.

Clean Those Floor Mats

Floor mats see it all, from the dirt to the water spills. Not cleaning them will be the thing that takes away that new car scent and can make your car look worn down and old. Fabric-covered mats can easily be washed in a washing machine at home. Apply some stain remover and a powerful detergent and let the machine do its magic on those mats. It will enhance the smell of your car and overall leave a cleaner, fresher feel to your vehicle.

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Show the Seats Some Love

Just like the floor mats, the seats need love too. They see a lot and tend to get dirty as well. You don’t want to be sitting in filth every day on your way to work. But really, a magic eraser should do the trick for either leather or microfiber seats. Keep the leather in great shape, get the stains out of the fabric, and seat yourself in spots that look and feel brand new.

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