Owning a car is a prideful thing, so being able to say you have your own car is a pretty big deal. No matter what car you drive, it will still hold so much meaning to you. That being said, you can’t be driving around in a dirty car. Keeping your car clean inside and out will make you feel like you just drove off the lot. Here at Mcdowells Specialty Repair, we have some tips for you to keep your car looking brand new all the time!

Wash, Wash, Wash

Doing just the bare minimum, you have to get your car washed regularly. Driving around with dirt spots on your car does not look the best, and if you do not wash the dirt off your car, after a while the dirt will start to ruin the paint. Getting your car washed once a month should be enough to do the trick. There are a few ways you can go about washing your car. Depending on how much time you have on your hands, you can wash your car yourself, go to the do-it-yourself powerwash, or if you’re in a hurry, go through a touchless car wash. Washing your car regularly will improve the look of your car and will keep the paint protected.

Wax On, Wax Off

Once you wash your car, the next best thing to do is to get it waxed. Waxing is beneficial for your car because it keeps the dirt off. Adding an extra layer of slick wax will repel the dirt and water spots off your car. Now, waxing your car can be a lot of manual work and takes a while. If you do not have the time or don’t want to do all that work, you can always take it into a shop that does detailing and they can wax your vehicle for you.

Inside Is Just As Important Too

Just like the exterior, the interior is just as important. Having a clean interior makes all the difference when driving. It is inevitable to keep dirt from getting on your floor from getting in your car, which can add up over time. Some good ways to keep your interior clean would be vacuuming the floor and seats. Adding floor mats makes cleaning your carpet easier and preserves the floors as well. This is a quick and easy way to keep the inside clean. If you have leather seats, using a leather conditioner is a great way to protect your seats to keep them looking new for a long time. Once you have your interior looking spotless, the last step is the car scent. An air freshener is very important to have in the car at all times. You want to pick a scent that you are never going to get tired of because every time you get in the car that is what you are going to smell. Pick something that is refreshing and is easy on the nose so you won’t get tired of it over time!

One Stop Shop

When it comes to car repair, McDowells has an array of services to help you keep it looking brand new. We can provide services such as repairing any dents you have, fixing the headlights, or even touching up any scratches on your paint. Over time your seats get worn out just from getting in and out of the car. That is something that you can’t prevent from happening. We can take care of the upholstery of your seats to tighten them up and make them look brand new. As the sun beats down on your car over time, the dashboard and steering wheel take a beating. We can take care of that for you by spot treating the dashboard for little cracks. If it is a bigger issue, we are more than happy to help point you in the right direction to get you to the right people who are prepared to take care of the bigger repairs.

If you’re looking to improve the way your car looks, or need to get a dent fixed, we’ve got you covered. Give us a call today so you can start driving in style!

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