8 Car Detailing Products to Keep Your Car Looking New

Car detailing is an important component of basic car care and can not only keep your car looking new, but also save you hundreds of dollars in costly repairs. There are many car detailing products available on the market, designed to help maintain the high-quality finish of your car’s interior and exterior.

A new car may not stay new forever, but it can certainly keep its new look if you take the time to maintain it regularly. A clean, well-kept car is not only nice to look at, it’s also far more likely to retain its resale value and last much longer-even when exposed to the elements.

For many vehicle owners, the act of maintaining their car is a therapeutic and enjoyable experience, and some car detailing products can help make the process easier. Here are 8 car detailing products that can help keep your car looking new:

1.   High pressure hose

A regular hose is fine for a quick spray down or rinse, but if you really want to remove stubborn marks from tricky places then a high-pressure hose can be an excellent tool for cleaning your car’s surface.

The pressurised water can effectively blast dirt and particles off your car, without damaging the paint through heavy duty scrubbing. A hose like this is a chemical-free alternative and uses around 50% less water, so it’s all round better for the environment.

2.   Microfiber cloth and/or towel

Microfiber cloths are ideal for cleaning your car, because they do not leave fibres, lint or spots behind. While many cotton or synthetic cloths tend to smear dirt and dust, microfiber towels have an interlocking composition that helps to capture the dirt, which can then be rinsed off in warm water.

It’s not necessary to use any chemicals with a microfiber towel, since it’s effective on its own. For car detailing, microfiber cloths have multiple uses including for general cleaning, polishing and removing wax or polish, so they are essential for any car owner.

3.   Ceramic paint coating

Many luxury car owners and car enthusiasts will get ceramic paint coating applied to their vehicle to protect the paint from damage and make the process of washing easier. The ceramic coating provides a protective layer which repels water and other particles. It is a longer-term solution than waxing or sealants and gives cars an ultra-glossy appearance.

It’s important to choose a high-quality ceramic paint coating that will outlast even the harshest climate. Not all ceramic paint protection is created equal, so it’s worth doing your research before you invest in it. However, when done right and applied by a professional, it can protect your car’s paint from oxidising for much longer than traditional methods.

4.   Spot-free car wash solution

Household cleaning agents aren’t formulated for cleaning your car and may not work in the way they are intended. They can also contain chemicals that are harsh and unsuitable for your car’s paint and interior. If you want to have a streak-free finish after a car wash, we recommend investing in a high-quality, specially formulated car wash solution.

It’s virtually impossible to keep streaks and water spots away without the right product, but with a spot-free car cleaner you’ll get a much better result. Follow through with a polishing compound or clay bar and you will quickly notice the difference on your car’s finish.

5.   Leather protection

Leather interior is a luxury that can really elevate the look and feel of your car. Unprotected leather is highly absorbent and draws liquids deep into its fibres causing stains. If your car has leather interior, it’s important to keep it clean and protected.

Investing in a high-quality leather protection product can give you the peace of mind knowing that your leather is insured against stains and cracking. There are many leather care products available on the market, but try to look for one that will protect and prevent damage from occurring.

6.   Streak-free glass cleaner

There are many glass cleaning products on the market, but a quality streak-free glass cleaner for your car is the best option as it is formulated with lubricant that provides residue-free, sliding capabilities. Look for cleaners that are ammonia-free and will remove things like fog residue, road grime, bird droppings and bug splatter.

If you live in a particularly rainy part of the world, you can also opt for a glass treatment or anti-fogging product, which is designed to help repel water and prevent fog, making spots a far less common problem to worry about.

7.   Small dusting brush

A microfiber cloth may not be enough to get into all the hard-to-reach areas of your car’s interior, like the crevices between your car seats. That’s where a small dusting brush can come in handy, to lift the stubborn dirt so it can be vacuumed later.

8.   Car vacuum cleaner

A car vacuum cleaner is essential if you want the interior of your car to look its best. Most portable vacuum cleaners don’t have the suction required to clean properly, and household vacuums may not have the right attachments. A car vacuum will remove the dust particles, pet hair and other debris that have accumulated in your car and also reach into small spaces where a household vacuum cleaner cannot. Choose a vacuum cleaner with powerful suction, specialised attachments and a lightweight design to make the cleaning process easier.

If you take pride in your car, it’s important to use the right car detailing products to ensure it stays looking its best.

At Diamond Plate, we are not just auto care experts, we’re also car enthusiasts who enjoy looking after our customers vehicles as much as our own. Our product range includes specially formulated ceramic paint coating, leather protectant, fabric and vinyl care and we’re adding new products very soon. Chat to us today to schedule a service by filling out our Online Enquiry Form or give us a call on 1300 088 883 today!