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Let's face it, looks do matter. At Advance Auto Parts, we understand the need to have your car both running right and looking good. Follow our guide for key tips on how to wash your car, choose the right car wax, apply tire dressing, and much more. Once you've finished the job, you and your ride will be guaranteed to make a big splash this season!
Step 1: Wash & Dry
While there are multitudes of makes and models out on the road, there really is just one correct way to wash your car. And it's easy to do, especially if you've got the right car wash products and a little knowledge on hand.
Wash your car easily and efficiently – with these key steps:
Step 2: Surface Prep
Before waxing your car, use a clay bar or compound to remove stubborn dirt, contaminants or swirls. The clay bar will make the surface smoother, allowing for optimized car waxing.
The non-abrasive clay bar removes paint overspray, fallout, environmental contaminants and more when used with Meguiar's Quik Detailer, which comes included in the kit.
The compound will help eliminate swirls and restore consistency.
This advanced compound polish uses micro abrasive technology to help restore color and clarity to damaged and neglected finishes.
Step 3: Wax & Shine
Learning how to wax a car or truck is easy, especially when you've got the right car wax accessories on hand. Waxing your car regularly is key to maintaining its finish and luster for years to come.
Choosing the best car wax is an important step.
Here are a few tips for waxing your car the right way:
Step 4: Wheel & Tire Care
Keeping your car wheels and tires looking slick can radically alter its overall appearance.
For details on how to wash your car tires and wheels, please refer to the Wash & Dry section of this page. For dressing and shining, read on.
Once you've cleaned your car tires, it's time to apply the tire dressing.
Step 5: Interior Maintenance
Now that your car's exterior looks shiny and new, it's time to take a look at what's happening inside.
Besides vacuuming your floor, seats and cargo areas, use attachments such as a crevice tool or upholstery nozzle to clean your dashboard, panel and buttons—to dislodge dust and particles that can eventually lead to failure.
Clean your carpets, upholstery, trim, glass and hard-plastic surfaces.
Use leather conditioner to revitalize leather trim and seats. Use a protectant on your dash to avoid fading and cracking from sunlight. We recommend Armor All Original Protectant.
When all is said and done, if car odors persist, use air freshener scent sticks. We recommend Refresh Your Car Scented Vent Sticks.