DIY Exterior Car Care

Taking care of your car’s exterior has a multitude of benefits, including a more polished look and an increased resale value. Here are a few DIY exterior car care tips to get you on your way to a car that looks good every day of the week.

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The first step in caring for your car’s exterior is simply by washing it. Washing your car removes harmful debris, such as road salt and dead bugs. Ideally, you should wash your car in a shady spot on a cool day. Normally, this means the evenings and mornings are the best times of the day. If the car has been sitting in the sun all day, let it cool off before you begin.


After you’re finished washing your car, dry it using clean towels, leather cloths, or microfiber towels. Letting your car sit in the driveway to dry can result in water spots. You may not notice right away on the paint, but water spots on a windshield are easily noticeable.


Wax is a valuable asset in protecting your vehicle’s paint and finish. Applying a coat of wax seals it and protects it from UV rays, salt, and everything in between. Most car waxes come in liquid or cream form. Since one application lasts a month or two, waxing is a great way to ensure your vehicle looks good for years to come.

For anything you can’t handle on your own, our service team here at JBA Mitsubishi is ready to help

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