You want your BMW looking it’s best this summer, don’t you? Of course you do. As such, you may need to spend a little extra time going over the finer details of keeping it clean, getting it waxed, and protecting its finish.
Remember, it’s not just about the exterior of your BMW that matters; it’s also about the interior. Below are three simple BMW detailing tips you might want to keep in mind. Sure, you can bring your BMW to a car wash facility and have a specialist there do everything, but you will miss a wonderful opportunity to not just connect with your vehicle more, but to also be more acutely aware of any issues that could be arising.
BMW Detailing Tip #1: Use the right materials.
When you wash your vehicle, make sure you use a soft terrycloth towel instead of a hard, abrasive sponge or brush. Anything that’s abrasive can scratch the surface of your BMW. While some of these abrasions could be so minor as to be unnoticed for a while, eventually they will impact the finish, making it age before it’s time.
BMW Detailing Tip #2: Start from the top down.
This makes common sense, but whether your cleaning the interior or exterior of your vehicle, start at the top and work your way down. When you’re detailing inside the car, you might want to run the vacuum cleaner across the roof and into any crevice that won’t cause scratching.
If you don’t start from the top, when you begin wiping surfaces down, it can kick up dust that settle back on parts of the vehicle you’ve already cleaned.
BMW Detailing Tip #3: Wax your vehicle at least once a year.
You should use a high quality wax for your vehicle at least once a year. Always remember to wash and wax your BMW in the shade. If you don’t have a shady area in which to park while you do these things, wait until the evening when the sun is setting down. If you don’t, the soap or wax can cook onto the finish of your vehicle, affecting it in ways you don’t want to consider right now.