10 Tips for Cleaning Your Vehicle

Whether you drive a Truck, SUV, Sedan, or any other size of vehicle, cleaning your vehicle can be a tricky process. That’s why our team at Advantage Ford has put together a list of 10 things that can help you get your ride sparkling in no time!

1. Mega Sponge

A sponge is your best friend when it comes to cleaning your vehicle. They are a pocket-friendly investment that can be used repeatedly, like this Foam Peanut Sponge.

2. Auto Wash

The key to getting the job done right is by starting with a high-quality washing fluid that will get those stains off with ease. There are plenty available on the market that do the trick, like The Chemical Guys Honeydew Snow Foam Auto Wash.

3. The Two-Bucket System

It can be such a pain to keep having to refresh your cloth with water from the sink or hose. That’s why the 2-bucket system is the perfect solution! By having separate ‘clean’ and ‘dirty’ water buckets by your vehicle, you can minimize the frequency of water trips you need to take. And as a bonus, you’ll keep your water bill down at the same time.

4. Microfibre Cloths

Microfibre cloths are an essential tool to have when wiping down your vehicle. They’re soft and durable, allowing for maximum streak-free shine everywhere on your whip. No more pesky water spots left behind after a long day of cleaning! And on the eco side of things, they’re reusable and work for all types of household cleaning tasks as well. You can find microfibre cloths like these SIMONIZ Platinum Microfibre Towels at Canadian Tire, or any other department store in your area.

5. Toothbrush

We all know those little bristly pals are great for keeping our canines clean, but did you know they’re an excellent tool for cleaning other things too? Toothbrushes are great for getting those hard-to-reach crevices in your vehicle, so make sure not to throw away your old ones when you’re done with them! We recommend using extra soft-bristle brushes to avoid leaving any marks.

As an alternative, you can get a scratch-free detailing brush that won’t leave any unwanted marks on your vehicle, like these SIMONIZ Platinum Comfort-Grip Auto Detailing Brushes.

6. Carpet Cleaner

If your vehicle’s carpets are looking a little sad, you’re definitely going to want to have a carpet cleaner on hand before starting the cleaning process. Carpet cleaning products are the most effective way to get those pesky stains out of the carpets in the least amount of time. There are several great carpet cleaners available on the market, like EXTRA DUTY which you can get right here at Advantage Ford, or others like this Turtle Wax cleaner.

7. Pet Hair Remover

Got a friendly furry critter leaving their coat behind in your vehicle? Not to worry! Products like the Speedy Stone will help you get rid of the excess fluff in no-time.

8. Scratch Remover

The regular wear and tear of the open road can cause scratches & swirl marks to show up on every vehicle over time. Thankfully, there are plenty of products on the market made to help, like this Turtle Wax Scratch Repair and Renew.

9. Wax

Once you’ve gotten your vehicle cleaned and removed any scratches, you’re going to want to seal it all in with a good quality wax or polish. There are tons of great products on the market to choose from like this Chemical Guys Lucent Spray Shine Synthetic Wax Spray.

10. Car Air Fresheners

Air fresheners are the ultimate way to finish off a proper session of car cleaning. LITTLE TREES Air Fresheners are a great affordable option with lots of scents to choose from.

We hope our car cleaning tips have made your car maintenance a breeze. But hey, we get it – sometimes you just don’t want the hassle of cleaning your own car. That’s where we come in!

At Advantage Ford, we offer complete car detailing services that will have your vehicle looking brand spanking new. And guess what? It’s only $299! Our team of experts will take care of everything from washing and waxing to interior vacuuming and leather conditioning. Give us a call at 403-225-3600, or swing by our dealership to book your car detailing appointment today. Your ride deserves some TLC, and we’ve got you covered!