2. Start with the roof
When it comes to washing your car, do yourself a favour by starting from the roof. By starting from the top you can rely on gravity to do some of the work for you as the soap and water runs down the outside of the car. It’s also much easier to track where you have and haven’t cleaned, preventing the annoying dirty patch that you always notice right at the end. Similarly, on the inside, starting high means any dust or dirt that falls will only fall onto the uncleaned parts so that you catch every last bit of grime.
3. Remember to roll down the windows
If you’re washing the windows, don’t forget to roll each of them down when you’re finished so that you’re not left with a dirty strip at the top, where the window has been hidden in the door seal. If you don’t have any window cleaner to hand, it’s easy to make your own. Just get a spray bottle and mix one-part water to one-part white wine vinegar, being careful to make sure you don’t get any on your paintwork.
4. Tackle hard-to-reach areas
Some of the hard-to-reach places, like the inside door pockets, can be difficult to clean out. You can get right into the corners by using a pen or pencil with a small piece of Blu Tack on the end to help you reach every nook and cranny. A cotton bud or old make-up brush would work just as well.
5. Squeegee away the dog hair
If you’re a dog owner, you’ll probably know how hard it can be to remove dog hair from your car. One of the easiest ways to do this is to use a squeegee or washing up glove to help sweep up the dog hair from your seats or carpet. It’s really effective and takes no time at all!
6. Dust and vacuum at the same time
It can be frustrating to find leftover dust or dirt in your car once you finish cleaning it. A simple yet effective tip is to dust and vacuum at the same time. For example, with a duster or brush in one hand lift the majority of stubborn dust/dirt from your car and keep the hoover in the other to instantly remove dust/dirt.