Every single thing that you do to help maintain your BMW in top condition is going to matter. There is no such thing as paying too much attention to your car. Detailing a car is about getting into all the nooks and crannies. It’s about paying attention to the minor issues because it’s those minor issues that will become significant ones in time.
Here are some tips to help you keep your BMW looking and driving great.
Wash your car regularly.
You might prefer to have this done for you or to bring it to a drive thru car wash, but you’re missing out on a great opportunity to pay attention to all of the minor details about your car.
Drive thru car washes can actually damage your car, so it’s not worth it for your BMW. Wash it yourself; it could actually be an enjoyable activity, something relaxing to get your mind off the stresses of the day. You can rely on a pull up station with pressure hoses.
Work in the shade.
Any time that you wash or wax your car, you want to do this in the shade whenever possible. The drive in hand wash stations usually are situated in bays with a roof overhead.
If it’s not possible to work in the shade, do it in the evening when the sun is not as hot. If you wash your car under the oppressive heat, spotting will occur.
Dry with a micro-fiber towel.
Don’t dry your BMW with a regular towel. Use a micro-fiber towel. This will help to protect the finish of your vehicle. Your goal is to get your BMW as clean as possible but you don’t want to put scratches into the surface, no matter how minute.
Use a clay bar for problem areas.
If you notice road tar or other substances on your car’s finish that won’t come off with regular washing, use a clay bar. Begin with a bar to ensure that it won’t harm the car’s finish. If that doesn’t work, increase the strength of the bar.
Use a soft bristle toothbrush.
Along the logo, any lettering, and other crevices that you can’t reach, use a soft bristled toothbrush to get any dirt and grime out.
This will help you get the best clean for your BMW and keep it looking incredible for many, many years.