If you spend a lot of time in your car (and frequently transport food, children, and/or pets), it probably gets pretty dirty, pretty fast. An expert detailing job can make your car look and smell like new again, but it won’t come cheap. Fortunately, many auto detailing tasks are simple enough that you can do them yourself and save a bundle.
If you value a clean car free of crumbs from Goldfish crackers, pet hair, and melted crayons, but dislike spending a lot of money, you can perform a DIY car detail with ease and affordability by learning car detail secrets.
1. Detail every day
The best way to save money on car detailing, according to professionals, is to avoid letting your vehicle get so dirty that it begs for costly assistance. It’s a well-kept secret that maintaining a clean, pleasant-smelling interior can be done with little effort or expense.
Pick up a tube of Meguiar’s New Car Scent Protectant Wipes to keep in your trunk to bring back that “new car” smell and protect your car’s interior surfaces. Next, once a week or so, pull one out and inspect your car thoroughly.