Guide to Maintain Your Car’s Exterior


Apart from your home, your car happens to be your most important investment. The general wear and tear and environmental factors take a toll on your car’s exterior. And when it comes to cars in Dubai, the extreme heat and sunshine can wreak havoc on your car. No matter if you have bought a new car or one of the used cars in UAE, the wear and tear are going to show if you don’t take proper care of it.

The exterior would lose its shine way before and would begin to look battered and worn out. Also, the exterior not only gives a poor impression and makes your car look old, but it also damages the overall structure of the car as well. Car maintenance is more about safety than superficiality. So, whether it’s cleaning, waxing, repairs, or anything else. You need to pay attention to both the interior and exterior of the car. It should be part of your daily care routine.

The best thing that you can do to take care of your car is to store it in the garage. If you don’t have a garage, then apart from taking your car for regular inspection, here are a few car care tips you can certainly benefit from and keep your car exterior look as good as new:

A Deep Thorough Pressure Wash

One of the best ways to get rid of all the dirt and grime off of your car is with a high-pressure wash. See that you wash your car thoroughly every two weeks to clean all the dirt and dust. You can get it done yourself or by taking your car to the nearest fuel stations that offer washing services. If you cannot do a thorough wash, you can go with a simple bucket wash.

Here is how to go about it. Take a bucket of water, a few cups of car washing powder, and a washing cloth. Mix the washing powder in the water and then use this solution to clean the car. Rub it all over the car using the washcloth. The main idea is to wipe off all the dust that might contain any harmful debris that could rust the frame.

Rub-Off all Dirt of the Tires

The tires of the car take most of the dirt. Literally. Since they come in direct contact with the road, a lot of dirt and mud gets caked on them and gets wedged into their treads. Although washing the car would help you get rid of most of the dirt, the mud inside the tire treads is hard to clean. You have to clean it up by using a tire cleaner and a stiff brush. Now, when it comes to using a brush, it is great for washing tires. However, for the rim, they are not the most suitable cleaning tool. They can cause scratches on the surface. See that you use the brush only for the tires and not for the rims.

Use a Protectant

Most of the parts of the car exterior have a surface coating of vinyl or plastic. Both the trim of the car doors and windows are made of rubber. Apart from regular cleaning, protection from wear and tear is also needed. You can do this by applying a rubber/vinyl protectant. First of all, after thoroughly washing the car, let it dry completely. Once it is dry, spray some amount of the protectant on a rag and then wipe it off on the vinyl or plastic surfaces. Wait for some time so that it gets absorbed before wiping the parts again using a clean rag.

Use Wax for Shine

Car wax is one of the best products to get your car that sleek shiny look. It not only gives a shine to your car and adds a sheen to it but gives polish to your car as well. It also acts as a sealant and ensures protection against all external elements. Car wax is great for preserving the life of the paint along with the finish of the car.

With the help of this guide, you can keep your car’s exterior in mint condition for years to come. Follow the tips mentioned above and make a ritual out of it. Also, maintaining the interior and exterior of your car helps you in getting a good price if you put up your vehicle among cars for sale in Dubai. This way, even if the car is used, buyers will pay you a good price because you have maintained it well.