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Car Care Cleaning Tips

Use Mobile Car Spa for the 'big clean'.

We'll have your car protected from the elements and brought back to life ready for you to keep on top of.
Once protected with a coat of wax/sealant, cleaning time is reduced and easier to maintain. Be sure to call us to top up your wax coats for optimum protection.

If you feel you have the time and energy to maintain your own vehicle in between calling us, then follow these simple tips to help clean your car safely and properly each and every time.

Car Washing

Exterior Maintenance

Snow Foam Pre-Wash

Pressure wash the vehicle to remove loose dirt, then apply snow foam through the lance attachment to help pull excess dirt from the vehicle safely. This will lessen the risk of swirl marks. Scrub the wheel arches clean at this point. Rinse off vehicle after a few minutes contact time.

Wash & Wax

After the pre-rinsing the vehicle down using your pressure washer, using the two bucket method. One bucket with a mix of water and wash & wax solution, the other half full with clean water only, wash the vehicle from top to bottom remembering to rinse your mit in the half full bucket before putting it back into the bucket with solution. This helps reduce dirt re contacting your vehicles paintwork. The wash contains a low level of wax adding slight protection and shine.

Traffic Film Remover, Tar Remover & Fallout Remover

These are great for chemically removing bonded contaminants from a cars paintwork and exterior glass such as fly's, bird muck, tree sap, and road grime. However these products can remove wax/sealants previously applied to paintwork leaving it unprotected. Exercise caution when using these products.

Wheel Cleaner

Providing you clean your car regularly, ideally weekly, break-dust and muck should be easily washed away without the need for harsh cleaners. Use a non acid based wheel cleaner if required. There is a thin line between effective cleaning and the risk of causing damage to delicate wheel coatings. Acid is unsuitable for regular use and should be avoided due to its chemically aggressive nature.

Interior Maintenance

Inside the car

Give the inside of your car a tidy up. This includes the interior glass cleaned and buffed, plastics and console dusted, cleaned and dressing applied if necessary. Followed by a full vacuuming of the upholstery, under seats and in the boot. Spray a light fabric freshener after vacuuming for that new car scent.

Door and Boot Shuts

Ensure to clean all door shuts using a microfibre cloth and cleaning spray to stop the build up of muck spoiling the look.

Diamondbrite Customers Maintenance

Once treated with Diamondbrite, you'll never have to polish your car again. Your vehicle will look as good as it did when it left the showroom, thereby improving its resale value. Another major benefit of Diamondbrite's high gloss finish is the ease with which dirt and grime is washed off the paintwork.

Diamonbrited Exterior

To maintain the vehicles appearance, simply wash using the Diamondbrite Car Shampoo using the two bucket method. One bucket with a mix of water and Diamondbrite Shampoo solution, the other half full with clean water only, wash the vehicle from top to bottom remembering to rinse your mit in the half full bucket before putting it back into the bucket with solution. This helps reduce dirt re contacting your vehicles paintwork.

We recommend this is followed by the use of Diamondbrite Conserver (on a monthly basis as a rinse). Both the shampoo and conserver are supplied when the car is Diamondbrited in the first instance. Further supplies of these and other Diamondbrite after care products can be obtained from Mobile Car Spa directly. (It's worth noting Conserver is used by the worlds leading airlines to protect the paint on their aircraft's).

Diamonbrited Interior

During the Diamondbrite Fabric Protection process each fibre is coated with an invisible resin based material. After treatment your fabric will be guaranteed against normal everyday spills and stains making cleaning a doddle. Simply vacuum the car as normal.

Give the inside of your car a tidy up. This includes the interior glass cleaned and buffed, plastics and console dusted , cleaned and dressing applied if necessary.

Along with interior plastics and console. Don't forget to apply a dressing if necessary. Spray a light fabric freshener after vacuuming for that new car scent.

Failing that get in touch with us and we'd be happy to do it for you!
...take pride in your ride!