It’s happened again. You just got back from getting your car washed at the car wash down the street when your neighbor pulls up in his shiny red Bimmer and parks right next to you. Next to that beauty, your car looks like it’s sat in the sun for the past 12 years, fading in color and losing its shine. How does he possibly get his car so clean? Well, he probably uses some of the best auto detailing supplies on the market. And, you can too, once you know what they are. Auto detailing kits do wonders on your car, truck or SUV’s paint job. And, they’re something you can easily use yourself.
Finding the Best Auto Detailing Supplies
Certain companies are committed to making auto detailing as easy and effective as possible. For example, Griot's Garage is one company that has spent decades creating a huge assortment of car washing products to make your job easier. They craft everything from a 6” orbital buffer to paint cleaning clay. And, you can get everything you need for the most thorough cleaning job possible when you purchase the Griot’s Master Car Care Collection.
How to Properly Detail Your Car, Truck, or SUV
So, just how do you detail your car to get the lasting shine you’re after? In order to get the cleanest car possible, you should work from the inside out. Start off using a car vacuum to pick up any hidden debris from the carpets and floor mats. You should also spot clean your carpets and mats as needed. Then, clean your upholstery and wipe down your dashboard and steering wheel using Eco Touch Interior Car Care Kit. Use an older dedicated microfiber cloth to clean dirt from the doorjambs and other greasy parts.
Once you’re done with the interior, it’s time to move on to the exterior. It’s easiest to wash your car in sections—front, rear, right side, left side and wheels & tires. Use car wash soap and a soft washing cloth or chamois to remove dirt. For the most effective clean, always move the cloth in a circular motion, as if you were using a buffer. Scrubbing your vehicle like a washboard aggravates your finish and doesn’t pick up unwanted particles as well. Rinse the car after washing. Wax your car using a polish with a high Carnuaba content, like the Griot’s Garage Carnuaba Paste Wax. Clean your tires and wheels, making sure to remove all the brake dust and grease that has collected. And finally, clean the exterior glass using a specialized glass cleaner fluid.