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How to make your vehicle shine for online selling

Kumbera motors explains how to properly clean your car for saleSo, you want to sell your car online… Is it ready to be photographed? Is it ready for the scrutiny that is the online buyers will give it? Look at that scratch! How about that discoloration! And it’s not even shiny. Kumbera Motors, your vehicle selling assistant is here today to help you to make sure your car is in tip-top shape for selling online.

The first thing you should do is clean it. A good washing will suffice for most cars. Use some good soap or car cleaner and cold water, and make sure that the soap doesn’t sit too long. Use a soft towel to dry large areas, and a good microfiber cloth to do the windows and details. Also, be sure to clean from the top down so you find yourself going back over what you already rinsed. When cleaning the wheels, it’s a good idea to use a bristled brush and some soap.

Next, you’re going to want to do some polishing and waxing. Getting the best shine out of your car is an art, and can’t be explained to the full extent in this article, so some trial and error is required. The gist of it is that you need to use small, quarter-sized amounts of wax. Make sure to use many thin coats rather than one or two thick coats. Make sure to really rub the wax in, and then move on to the wheels. Generally, you can wax your rims the same way that you would wax the rest of your car, but the tires are a little different. For your tires, you’re going to want to get tire shine and spray it around 6 inches away while using a piece of paper as a shield to prevent the tire shine from getting on the rest of the car.

Now that you’ve finished the tires and given the wax time to set, you’re going to want to go back and polish the body. Use another microfiber cloth or a very, very soft buffing wheel at a slow speed to really bring out the shine of the wax. If your car isn’t getting a shine, you might want to consider applying another thin coat of wax, waiting for it to set, and then buffing again.

Now we’re going to want to clean the windows. Get a separate microfiber cloth specifically for the windows and other glass, and then use a nice glass cleaner. Spray the glass cleaner lightly onto the window and then wipe in a circular motion. Be careful not to let the cleaner drip onto the fresh wax. Then, with the outside done, move on to the inside. Follow the same procedure on the inside of the car, being careful to not let the glass cleaner drip onto the interior.

Finally, vacuum and spot clean the interior. Pull out all the floor mats and cup holder protectors (if applicable) and give them a good cleaning. Make sure to get the upholstery with a light scrubbing vacuum tip to work up all the dirt. Use a bit of rubbing alcohol to get out any tough grime on plastics and rubbers, but don’t let it sit too long.

Now you have a beautiful car to take high-quality photos of for selling online… where should you possibly list your baby? Kumbera Motors has you covered! We are an online vehicle selling agent. We handle all the listing, calls, and negotiations as well. Give us a call at 928-710-7101