July is here and summer is in full swing. By now most of us have our cars out of storage and back on the road. Hopefully you took the time to go through our post car storage check list before you took your car for it’s first ride of the year. If you didn’t, take a look at the article we published in the spring on removing a car from storage, then set aside some time to inspect your car before you go for another ride. Any car that is off the road for 6 months or more should be looked over before anyone gets behind the wheel.
Summer Car Maintenance
Cleaning your car is not always fun. Whats even worse is letting your car get to the point where it requires a full day of washing, buffing, polishing and waxing to get it back to the condition it was in before you brought it out of winter storage. To avoid this situation some light maintenance over the summer is all you really need in order to maintain a clean, well kept car.
- Don’t let the dirt, dust and pollen build up on your paint. As soon as see dust or pollen forming, give the paint a quick dusting with a California Duster. The California Duster carefully removes dust and pollen with unique wax treated fibers that pick up dust particles without scratching the paint. You can keep one of these handy tools right in the trunk of your car and have it with you everywhere you go. It only takes a few minutes to dust off a paint job.
- Take it a step further by wiping your paint down with McGuire’s Quick Detailer spray on cleaner. The Quick Detailer spray will quickly remove contaminants on the surface of a paint job, like rain spots, restoring the just detailed look, without the need to wash the entire car down. Quick detailer sprays are great for bringing back the look of a freshly detailed car, but they don’t contain any wax to protect the paint job from damaging UV rays.
- Protect your paint from the sun. A great product for defending against sun damage is a spray on wax called Quick Wax from McGuire that can be applied just as quickly as the detailer spray.
The first couple of times you go through these quick detail procedures with the California Duster and McGuires products you will be tempted to skip out on a few steps, but as soon as you see the results from your efforts, this cleaning process will turn into a ritual. Before you realize it you will be detailing your car every time you take it out for a cruise.