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Cleaning the Exterior and Mechanical Components

Keeping your car exterior clean is always an excellent habit. Not only will you make it look good at all times, but you will make the paint job last longer. In this blog, you will find some simple tips for keeping your car clean throughout the year.


Using a solution of gentle soap and lukewarm water, wash your ride with a clean, high-quality microfiber towel in the shade, and rinse often. Just remember to avoid using dishwashing soap or any other harsh cleaners that may damage the paint job of your car.

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Car Windows

A window cleaner and newspapers are all the tools you need to effectively clean your car windows. In this way, you will avoid streaks. You can also wash your glass surfaces with a clean terry cloth towel and clean, plain water. Wipe in 2-to-3 inch circles.

Engine Bays

Before cleaning this vital area of your car, turn your vehicle on and let it run for six minutes. Turn the car off. After about ten minutes, pour a mixture of one-gallon warm water and ¼ cup baking soda on the engine. Use a thick-bristled brush to scrub the affected areas and rinse until you remove the impurities completely.

License Plates and Holders

Apply WD-40 lightly to rusted areas on your license plate and wipe away with a clean rag.

Car Battery

car detailingBaking soda will do wonders on your car battery. Just sprinkle a little bit of this product onto the terminals and spray with water carefully. Let the solution do its job before removing it with a sponge and water.


You will need a hose and a stiff-bristled brush to rinse the tires. Then wash using tire cleaner or car soap.

With the above tips, you will clean your car like a pro. And, if it is too much trouble, you can bring your vehicle to Mike’s Auto Spa in Westminster Colorado. We offer the best car exterior detailing packages in the area.

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