How to Keep Your Ford Vehicle’s Exterior Clean?

By Product Expert | Posted in Tips & Tricks on Wednesday, October 25th, 2023 at 11:14 pm
Family of the 2023 Ford Maverick Tremor

Keep Your Ford Vehicle’s Exterior Clean 

Your Ford vehicle is more than just a means of transportation; it’s an investment. Keeping its exterior clean enhances its visual appeal and helps maintain its resale value. In this blog by Kimber Creek Ford, we’ve compiled some practical tips to keep your Ford vehicle’s exterior clean. 

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Regular Washes Keep the Shine Alive 

Regularly washing your Ford is the foundation of proper exterior care. Use a gentle automotive soap to prevent paint damage and ensure you clean the tires and rims for an all-encompassing shine. 

Environmental Considerations 

Select a shaded area when washing your Ford to prevent soap from drying too quickly, thus avoiding water spots and making the cleaning process more efficient. 

The Magic of Microfiber Cloths 

Invest in high-quality microfiber cloths for drying and wiping down your Ford. They are paint-friendly and won’t leave behind unsightly scratches. 

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Wax for Protection and Shine 

Applying a top-notch wax every 2-3 months not only adds a brilliant shine to your Ford but also provides essential protection against the elements and road debris. 

Care for Trim and Detailing 

Don’t overlook the plastic and rubber trim on your Ford. Protect them from UV damage by applying a UV protectant to maintain that fresh, new appearance. 

Tackling Bugs and Tar 

Bugs and tar can be stubborn adversaries. Swiftly remove them using a dedicated bug and tar remover to prevent potential paint damage. 

Avoid Automatic Car Washes 

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Although automatic car washes are convenient, they may employ harsh chemicals and brushes that can harm your Ford’s paint. Opt for handwashing for the safest care. 

Wheel Cleaning for that Extra Shine 

Regularly clean your wheels to prevent brake dust buildup. A dedicated wheel cleaner can help tackle stubborn grime. 

Clear Vision with Windshield Maintenance 

Keep your windshield and wiper blades clean and functional, ensuring a clear, streak-free view during inclement weather. Remember to replace worn wiper blades. 

Paint Protection for Vulnerable Areas 

Consider applying a clear paint protection film to vulnerable areas like the front bumper and hood to shield against road debris.  

By following these guidelines, you can keep your Ford’s exterior immaculate, preserving its resale value and ensuring it remains a source of pride on the road. Enjoy your impeccably maintained Ford during all your journeys! Also, check our Ford vehicle inventory.  

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