How to maintain your car exterior

Learn how to detail your own vehicle like a PRO and save on car detailing prices.
 
  • Wash your car regularly
  • Bird droppings, dead bugs, excessive dirt will cause damage to the paint if not washed off
  • In winter time, chemicals used on the roads can damage the finish on alloy wheels and cause damage to paint if left for a long period of time
  • Most car washes a spray of your car with a protectant, such as wax that will help preserve paint finish

  • Regularly clean off dirt and sand from under the wiper blades 
  • Sand that gets caught under the wiper blades can cause scratches on your windshield
  • During summer months operate your wipers at least once a month
  • Replace your wipers every 6 months, or seasonally


  • Clean the leaves and other debris from the areas below the windshield
  • leaves block water drains and collect  moisture, causing a damp smell inside your car.

  • Car wax makes your car shiny and protects the paint
  • Covers minor scratches and stone chips slowing down the corrosion.
  • It's easy and takes only less than an hour to apply.
  • A good-quality car wax will stay on the car for several months.
  • Opt for premium-quality products. A $25 bottle of a good car wax product will be enough to wax your car for a few years
  • Car wax forms a thin layer over the clearcoat finish
  • Repels water and helps cover minor scratches.
  • Protects the metal and shield the clearcoat from chemicals
  • Wax after washing and in shade
  • Make sure there is no sand around the wheel wells
  • For Dark colored cars you can use a colored wax
  • If you want your wheels black and shiny, apply tire shine spray the tires and wipe off the excess.
  • Check your Owners Manual to find what kind of wheels you have on your car
  • Wheels:1.Painted, anodized, and clear coat aluminum (factory wheels). 2.Polished Aluminum. 3.Polished Magnesium, or 4.Chrome
  • Choose correct cleaner and wash wheels with soapy water and rinse
  • Use appropriate cleaner to scrub off grime, making sure all cleaner residue is removed


Larry H. Miller Ford Lakewood serves Denver Metro Area, including Littleton, Highlands Ranch, Aurora, Golden, Westminster, Thornton, and Loveland.



   Denver Auto Repair Center at Larry H.Miller Lakewood Ford
      Payment Types Accepted: Cash, Check, All Major Credit Cards

       11595 West 6th Avenue
     Lakewood, Ford 80215
   Repair Shop Phone: 888-873-2208
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