Car cleaning products are important for keeping your car in good condition. There are many different types of products and many different suppliers but the situations are that if you are a car owner you will have to buy something soon.
Depending on how far you want to take your car cleaning, you may also be in the market for car detailing products – these are the things that give your car a show-quality finish and include items like detailing clay.
The main products that you will need are a wash solution and a polish. The wash will be needed regularly to keep your car clean, and the polish will need to be applied a few times a year to add a protective layer. It is particularly important to add polish to the car before winter sets in because the salt that is splashed up on the car paintwork is corrosive and can do a lot of damage.
Do not be tempted to skip using products specifically designed for cars and just use some washing-up liquid instead. You can end up doing damage to the paintwork and if the paintwork is damaged you risk exposing the raw metal underneath. If rust sets in you have a big problem on your hands.
You will also need products to apply the wash solution and polish and something to remove the excess water and buff up the polished paintwork. Make sure that whatever you use to apply or remove products with that it is smooth and clean – you do not want to scratch the paintwork. A sponge is OK for cleaning wheels but a micro-fiber wash mitt is probably the best thing for the bodywork.
You need to get products that are made from quality ingredients and materials. Your car is one of the most expensive things you will ever buy so it does not make sense to start cutting corners with products.
There are some well-known big manufacturers of car cleaning products but they may not be the best for you in terms of price or quality so it is worth looking around. Of course word of moth is an important indicator of how good something is but just remember that less people will have had a chance to try the products of a market newcomer.
You may find that you can buy a small bottle of a new product to give it a go. Miniatures are useful for this purpose.
Whatever you do, choose your car cleaning products wisely and use them regularly. Do this and your car will have a better chance of staying in good condition and holding value.