Car Care on a Budget: Our Top Tips


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Car Care on a Budget: Our Top Tips

Last updated on: April 3, 2024

If you are wondering about the ways you can look after your car on a budget, look no further, as we have top tips on how to care for your car on a low budget for car enthusiasts, car buyers and for anyone who is interested in general car care tips.

Buy multi-purpose cleaning products

Multi-purpose cleaning products really are the way to go if you are looking to purchase high quality car cleaning products on a budget. Anti bacterial sprays seem to perform well, as they clean a surface and kill bacteria off a surface and some even have a nice sweet scent, so you will definitely get good value for your money by using a multi-purpose antibacterial spray. Polish is also a good cleaning agent to use in a car, as polish can be used on most surfaces in the car and it will also make the car look shiny and clean and it will help to remove dust as well.

Watch YouTube videos of car cleaners/detailers to get top tips

If you are interested in learning more about car cleaning and detailing and how you can do it yourself, you may want to do some research on YouTube. There are so many videos on YouTube about how to clean and detail your car like a professional and more importantly how to do so on a budget.

YouTubers such as The Chemical Guys offer really in depth videos about everything to do with car care, cleaning and detailing. They also happen to have their own range of cleaning products, so if you are looking for easy car cleaning products to use for beginners, you may want to take a look at what they have to offer.

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Buy cheap microfibre cloths

Microfibre cloths are really a car cleaning must have, as you can use the cloths to clean the interior and exterior of your vehicle. The beauty of using microfibre cloths to clean your car is that unlike sponges they do not cling onto dirt, meaning that you will not be putting dirt back onto the surface of the paintwork of your car. Microfibre cloths are brilliant for those who are on a budget, as they are very cheap and you can purchase multiple cloths for very little cost.

Use your own hoover to vacuum the inside of your car

You do not need to purchase a vacuum cleaner specifically for cleaning your car, you can use the hoover you already own to vacuum your car. The easiest way to hoover the interior of your vehicle is to start by removing the car mats and hoover them separately outside of the car.

Invest in a pressure washer

Using a pressure washer using a gentle speed nozzle is actually a great way of cleaning the exterior of your vehicle. You can even use snow foam in conjunction with the pressure washer to give your car a very good clean.

However, you always need to make sure you are using your pressure washer with caution as using a very powerful speed on your pressure washer will unfortunately cause some damage to your paintwork, so it is best to research the types of speeds the pressure washer is best to use on a car.

Keep antibacterial wipes in your car

Keeping antibacterial wipes in your car is a good way to keep your car clean from unwanted dirt and germs, especially when we are living in coronavirus times. Antibacterial wipes work really well as they do a good job of removing dust and dirt as well as killing viruses and germs, so these really are an essential item to keep in your car.

Invest in a grit guard for your bucket

If you clean the exterior of your car by using a cloth and bucket, it is best to make sure you use a grit guard on your bucket to stop dirt from the bottom of the water in the bucket latching on to your cleaning cloth or sponge.

Avoid using mechanical is car washers

Whilst using a mechanical car washer at a supermarket car park may be a quick, easy and cheap way of cleaning the exterior of your car, but it could do more damage than good. This is because the bristles on the mechanical cleaner are often quite rough and this could cause scratches on the surface of your car’s paintwork. And not to mention that bristles can unfortunately cling onto dust, dirt and grit. So our best advice is to consider washing your car yourself or even going to a professional car cleaner if you want the best results.

Use wax and polish

Waxing and polishing a car is the best way to keep the paintwork of your car in the best condition possible. Luckily, car wax and car polish doesn’t have to cost a lot of money. You can go into budget and discount stores and purchase wax and polish and sometimes you can even find a 2 in 1 wax and polish which works well for those who like to use multi-purpose products.

Final Thoughts

We hope you have enjoyed our article on our top tips for car care on a budget. There are lots of ways amateurs and car care professionals can ensure they care for their car in a precise way whilst keeping to a relatively tight budget.

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