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Carro’s Guide to Deep Cleaning your Car

Always wanted to give your car a good scrub but have no idea where to start? Luckily for you, we have compiled 21 simple tips for you to keep your car speckless!


  1. Use vinegar or specific cleaner for the insides of the windows.
  2. Wipe clean any dust or stains from the dashboard or steering wheel.
  3. Use reputable upholstery cleaners and wipes.
  4. Consider using newspapers to keep the windows streak-free.


  1. Make sure your vacuum is lightweight, and has a variety of attachments.
  2. Shake the floor mats out.
  3. If your car smells, sprinkle a little baking soda then vacuum it up.
  4. Get under the seats and pedals.
  5. Do not forget to vacuum the boot.


  1. Park in the shade.
  2. Wet the car, then use a soft sponge or cloth to gently scrub the entire roof in a circular motion. The car should stay wet the entire time.
  3. Move on to the windshield and bonnet, repeating the steps from the roof.
  4. Lift the wipers to ensure that you reach all necessary cleaning points.
  5. Dry the car, starting from the roof, using a microfibre cloth or chamois.
  6. Use a brush to scrub the tyres, rims and wheel wells.
  7. Once the car is dry, use a non-acid based tyre cleaner to make them look new.


  1. Use a wax stripper to clear off any old wax so you can start with a clean, even surface.
  2. Apply the wax in a thin layer, and buff it until it is slightly cloudy. Let it sit for 15-20 minutes.
  3. Buff the first coat until shiny, then apply the second coat more liberally. Let it cure for 20 minutes, then buff it until it is clear.
  4. Make sure you have quality, long-lasting wax (either liquid or paste), depending on your preference.
  5. Mask off any plastic, chrome or other materials to protect them in case you accidentally put wax on them.

Now you’re all ready to deep clean your car!

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