With the January weather as unpredictable as ever, and the signs of our festive road trips still stuck on the car, we asked the experts at Meguiar’s to give us their top tips for getting your four wheels back to its shining best.
With you in the driving seat, these were your most wanted words of wisdom…
Please can you offer my advice on how to deal with preserving paintwork with winter grime and the salt/grit from gritter lorries?
This is a tough time of year to maintain your car. Meguiar’s suggest giving the car a coat of quik wax after washing. This will provide a layer of wax to protection that will make washing easier next time around.
Whats the best way to clean the inside of the windscreen, I often struggle to reach it all?
Halfords have a great tool that works with Meguiar’s lass cleaner, making inside the screen really easy to clean.
Hello, what would you suggest to help keep a car clean in this weather? We have a black car and it’s dirty within minutes of washing
Sadly it is hard to keep your car clean during the winter but if you wish to keep on top of it you can use Meguiar’s Wash And Wax Anywhere. This is a heavy duty detailer designed to clean and the protect the car between washes.
I’m always left with streaks when I wash the car, how do I stop this from happening?
It could be many things causing the streaking. Make sure you don’t use too much product as this can leave residue behind, rinse thoroughly and dry with a chamois or water magnet.
What’s the best way of cleaning the inside of the windscreen to keep it clear, which is really important in this wintry weather?
An easy way to give clarity to the inside of your glass is to spray our glass cleaner directly onto a microfibre cloth and wipe. The key is to follow up with a second clean and dry cloth to remove remaining product. Less really is more when it comes to application.
Is there an easy way to remove caked on dirt/brake dust on alloy wheels?
We would suggest hosing down the wheels first then applying out Hot Rims Wheel Cleaner. Agitate stubborn areas using a wheel brush then hose away the product and dirt.
How often should I clean my car? I clean it weekly but been told this can damage the paint work.
Washing the car has the potential to mark the paint work but so long as you are using the right tools, a mitt over a sponge for example, then you will be perfectly fine.
What is the best way to keep the inside of your windscreen smudge free after it has been wiped off due to condensation after a cold start ?
The best place to start would be to clean the inside of your glass with our Pure Clarity Glass Cleaner. Apply directly to a clean, dry microfibre and wipe the glass, follow up with a second clean, then dry microfibre to buff away remaining product.
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