Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Top 5 Valeting Hacks from Autoglym

1) Glass and Mirrors

Certain aspects of a car can make a more dramatic difference to its overall visual appeal than others, and a prime example of this is glass. Clean, streak and grease free glass can make a staggering difference to a car, serving to link the whole car together and leaving it with a noticeable sheen. Clean, spotless glass and mirrors also serve to make driving a far more enjoyable (and indeed safer) pastime. 

Fast Glass before and after results

We have two glass cleaners in our range, Fast Glass as the name suggests offers quick cleaning and Car Glass Polish is for deeper cleaning of stubborn watermarks or grease.

2) Wheels and Tyres

It doesn’t matter whether you’re the kind of person who enjoys splashing out a four figure sum on a stunning set of aftermarket alloys, or merely keen to keep your OE wheels in tip-top condition, freshly cleaned wheels and dressed tyres can make an immeasurable difference to the overall look of your car. Spending time cleaning the various nooks and crannies found on the majority of alloy wheels (we’ve a selection of highly regarded products for every type of alloy) and using our Instant Tyre Dressing is time well spent. 

DSC_5894Perfect wheels, tyres and glass can serve to lift and highlight the car, drawing focus away from less than perfect paintwork. Clean wheels and tyres are like a clean pair of shoes, they’re important for making a good first impression.

3) Impact Areas

It pays to spend time perfecting the leading and trailing edges of your car, with the former worth devoting extra time and effort to. No matter how carefully you drive and how often you clean your car, insects, tar and road grime will build up on your front bumper, bonnet, grilles, wing mirrors and headlight surrounds. Not only can these build up and detract from the visual appeal of your car, the chemicals and natural acids found within insect bodies can, over time, react with your paint. 

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Active Insect Remover safely and swiftly breaks down and removes insect remains from paintwork, glass, number plates and lights.

4) Vacuuming

The smallest and simplest changes can often make the biggest impact, and rarely has this rung truer than when discussing automotive interiors. A quick, fifteen minute session spent vacuuming your carpets and interior fabrics can make a huge difference and will remove all but the most hardened of dirt patches. 

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We’ve developed an Interior Shampoo and an Odour Eliminator, both ideal for tougher, more stubborn stains.

5) Exhaust Polishing

Very much the icing on the cake, polishing your exhaust tip is a bit like a shiny exclamation point, drawing attention to the rear of your car and making people aware of all the hard work you’ve put in. Our well regarded 

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DSC_0324Metal Polish is ideal for this; it will make short work of tar, grime and other imperfections, leaving your tailpipe looking every bit as good as the day it rolled off the line.

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