The warmer the weather gets, the more we want to be outside, and the more we end up taking spontaneous road trips to the beach, cottage, or sometimes just the closest ice cream shop.

But no one wants to go on those road trips with a dirty car. After enduring the winter months, the interior and exterior of your car will need a good cleaning due to the dirt, snow, and build up of salt stains.

Here are some helpful cleaning tips to get you started.

Find the Right Products

Choose products that will be gentle on your car’s surfaces, while effectively cleaning off dirt, dust, and other less than desirable materials. Here are some products you should always keep around:

Microfiber Cloths

Microfiber cloths do a great job at picking up dust, are lightweight, and won’t scratch your paint. Also, because microfiber cloths are so absorbent, it's perfect to use on windows and surfaces that tend to show streaks, so that you can avoid seeing any dry watermarks.

Buckets & Grit Guard Inserts

It's very important to have two wash buckets. “Why?”, you ask. Well, the last thing you want is to wipe your mitt on your filthy car, rinse all the dirt and debris in the wash bucket, then spread the dirty, soapy water on the car you're trying to clean.

So the best thing to do is to have one bucket for soapy water, and one bucket to rinse the dirty mitt, before going back for more soap. Remember to also have grit guards at the bottom of your buckets, because those work to trap the dirt and debris that get released when you're rinsing the mitt. 

Car Wash Soap

If you want to wash your car’s exterior with soap, be sure to buy a soap specifically made for cars. Products like dish soap will ruin the paint and do more harm than good; it's important to also pair car wash soap with a microfiber mitt to prevent any scratching.

Clean Your Car Mats

Not all car mats are made equal, and some are harder to clean than others. Fortunately, TuxMat will not only keep your cabin floor clean, but it is also easy to clean and maintain. You can clean your TuxMats in 5 simple steps:

  1. Shake off loose debris
  2. Splash with water
  3. Scrub with a gentle sponge
  4. Rinse with water
  5. Wipe dry with a clean microfiber cloth

You can also see how it's done by watching our video

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