Tips to Keep Your Car Clean and Organized

A clean car not only looks great, but it can actually have a longer life than one that’s neglected when it comes to cleanliness. Road debris like salt and grit can wreak havoc on your paint job, while a dirty interior can decrease your car’s resale value. Here are some tips to keep your car clean and organized and maintain its value.

Portable trash can. Trash in your car is inevitable, especially if you have kids or pets. With a portable trash can, you can throw away wrappers, receipts, and other junk on the road and empty it when you get home.

Dash duster. Your dash gets dusty easily, and if it’s black or grey it’s especially noticeable. Keep a microfiber duster in your door pocket or glove compartment to wipe away dust as soon as it settles.

Headrest hooks. You might keep you bags or purses on the passenger seat if you’re driving alone, but a sudden stop can send your belongings flying. Instead, buy a couple of headrest hooks and hang your bag on the seat next to you — or even behind you.

Wax. Your car’s exterior needs frequent washing to get rid of everyday dirt. Finishing up with a coat of wax will help protect your paint from fading and oxidation (i.e. rust). Try to apply wax once a month to keep your car exterior protected year-round.

When it comes time to trade in your car at Courtesy Chevy Buick GMC, you’ll be glad you kept it in good condition.