A Car-Cleaning Guide to Increase Your Car’s Resale Value

January 30th, 2015 by

One thing most drivers forget about during the winter season is to keep their cars clean. Not only does cleaning your car make it look nicer, but keeping dirt and odors away also increases the resale value. We’ve put together a car-cleaning guide to ensure you don’t miss an inch.

Car-Cleaning Guide

Always start with the interior to avoid getting water or wax on the inside of your car. Electrostatic dust cloths are your friends – use them to clean everything from the dash to the doors. Using another microfiber cloth and a mixture of one part white vinegar and two parts water, you can leave the windows without any streaks.

Vacuuming is always tricky. Start by removing and shaking out any floor mats you might have. If you don’t have any, you should get some; according to RealSimple, floor mats help your car retain value by deterring stains. Keep in mind while vacuuming that you should also get in the cracks of the seats to get all those crumbs out, especially if you like to eat and drive.

For the exterior, remember to rinse it first before washing. This will help activate any soap you may have, and remove dust and grime that can damage paint. Go top to bottom, and rinse when done. Make sure to dry your car quickly to avoid water spots. It’s that easy.

For more information about cleaning your car, stop by and see us today at Carter Chevrolet and we’ll be glad to help!