21 Jan

The Clean Classic: Keeping Your Vintage Ride Spotless

vintage brown coupe on a road with weeping willow trees

Cleaning your vehicle is something that all new car owners must do from time to time, but how should you go about cleaning a classic vehicle? The fact of the matter is these vehicles have different rules that must be followed in order to keep them in pristine condition. Below are some tips on how to clean modern and classic vehicles.

Cleaning Tips for Modern Cars

While it is certainly important to be mindful when washing your modern vehicle, the process can often be much simpler than a classic car. Automated car washes are an option, as most cars won’t scratch from these systems nowadays, and they are simple and affordable. If you are more of a DIY kind of person, self-washing can be as simple as spraying and wiping! To get the most out of your headlights during the cleaning process use Wipe New® Headlight Restore to keep your headlights as shiny as your car!

Cleaning Tips for Classic Cars

The first and most important tip for cleaning a classic car is to wash it strictly by hand. Automated car washes can often be too abrasive and may scratch the coating and paint. Automated car washes also do not properly dry your car, which can sometimes result in rusting and degradation of your beloved vehicle. On the topic of water, when washing your beloved classic ride, try to use water sparingly, as any water left behind in any crack or crevice can cause rust. Be sure to fully dry your vehicle after the cleaning process to ensure your classic car stays beautiful for years to come!

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