Everyone protects their car by getting a motor insurance quote before taking out insurance. Keeping the car as clean as possible will mean the investment is always looking good. Valeting a car properly can take a few hours using a wide range of chemicals and implements.
Before washing the engine make sure that any electrics are covered up, otherwise there is a risk of getting sensitive parts of the engine wet which will result in the engine not starting or electric failure. When washing the engine use a good engine degreaser and cover the engine, including the rims. Leave it for a few minutes to settle before rinsing it off. It is not recommended to wash the engine of a car if it has an electronic management system, because if any water gets into the sensors around the engine it will result in false readings on the cars on-board computer.
If the car is washed properly it will make polishing it much easier, and the polish will also last a lot longer. If there is one available, use a pressure washer to wash under the wheel arches and underbody. With some pressure washers it is possible to add a detergent which will remove dirt quicker. Anyone without a pressure washer can give the car a good car shampoo and then use a hose pipe with a spray attachment. When washing the car remember to have all the doors shut. When the car has been thoroughly washed it is a good idea to apply a rinse aid which will help the car to dry. Then spray some more water over the car which allows the rinse aid to start working. Use a clean damp cloth to dry the car.
There are many different kinds of polish available, but the most effective and most professional are the cream type that pour onto a cloth. Best results are achieved by applying the polish onto a damp cloth. This will stop the cloth soaking up the polish before it even reaches the car, and also makes applying the polish much easier. Never pour polish directly onto the car as it could mark the paintwork. Only use a thin coat and allow it to dry before buffing with a clean dry cloth.
To make the windows glisten, use a good cream glass polish. Make sure the windows are dry and using a small dry cloth apply some glass polish onto it and rub hard onto the windows. Then allow the polish to dry before removing it with a clean, dry cloth. Make sure both inside and outside windows are polished. For the wheels make sure the tyres have been washed and are free from dirt. When the wheels are cleaned use an aerosol which contains a foam mixture to spray onto the tyres and leave for a few minutes, this will give excellent results. Getting car upholstery clean can be a very time consuming job. The easiest way is to vacuum the upholstery using a wet vacuum which will wash and clean the seats, carpet and boot. All internal plastics and the dashboard must be cleaned with a cloth and an interior cleaner to remove the dirt making sure the entire dashboard and plastics are dry and free from any dust.