Car washing in Dubai – How to give your glass and windshield a good care

We all do agree, windshields in Dubai take quite a beating with the infamous  sand, dirt, bugs, dust, and all that sunshine bumping into the car on Sheikh Zayed Rd and the likes. Therefore, giving the windshield and all the glass surfaces on your car a proper cleaning session can require a certain effort and a few steps but at the end of the day pays off big time in having a clear and safe view of the road.

In any case, the glass and windshield surfaces should be taken care of in the same fashion as the rest of the car, by following some major guidelines and avoiding some steps that can turn window streaks into a futile endeavour.

Firstly, check what are the things that need to be cleaned on the glass surface, since dirt and sand require different approach than regular smearing of the windshield. Always clean the windows last when cleaning your car because you could end up getting wax on the windows and get to room one. Inspect the surface and find the proper cleaner with the right ingredients that may tackle the right cause of your problem. Avoid using chemicals that contain ammonia, alcohol, or other toxic ingredients. Using them is bad for the leather interior, plastic coverings, vinyl and rubber surfaces and it can also destroy tint on your windows.

Do not start the process if your towel compartment is not well equipped and diversified. You need enough towels of various materials and intended for various surfaces. Imagine yourself like a surgeon without the proper tools. I would suggest using micro-fibre towels which are really suitable since they hold water much more then their weight and they help lift the dust and other debris from the glass. Not leaving lint is just extra. Use different towels for different windows because shifting the dirt, bugs from one surface to the other one is more than counterproductive.

Fascinatingly enough, car wash experts near you recommend cleaning the windshield and the glass surfaces in the shade and when it is cooler outside. It is a tough one when taking Dubai’s climate into consideration, but it definitely helps with helping you to remove the cleaner before it evaporates. This is the easiest cure to beat and deal with streaks on your auto glass.

One famous car brand has emotion in motion as a motto, but professional car wash experts in Dubai really prefer to wipe the windows with a horizontal motion on the outside and a vertical motion on the interior windows for easier streak spotting and better driver experience afterwards.

Finally, all this cleaning would be in vain if you do not focus your attention on the wipers as well. Large part of providing a clean windshield is having good quality but also clean wipers that properly do their job. It is important for the wipers to make solid contact with the windshield and if they still seem to leave streaks after a good and thorough cleaning session, it might be time for a new set.

Cleaning The Interior of Your Car

Ever entered a car that looked great and clean on the outside, but the moment you open the door it looks like it has been in a hurricane? Dirty cars can be serious health hazards especially if someone who suffers from dust and mould allergies.

One doesn’t have to clean the car from inside everytime the outside is cleaned, but an occasional cleaning and vacuuming is a must to preserve the interiors and keep the car looking nice and smelling nice. Cleaning the interiors also preserves the upholstery and carpeting of the car as well as giving a lease of life to the vinyl and rubber parts.

So here is a list of things you need to clean the interior of a car:

  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Duster
  • Brush
  • Towels
  • Glass Cleaner
  • Leather and Upholstery Cleaner
  • Protectant
  • Air Freshener of your choice

Begin by taking out all the accumulated trash in the car. Make sure you don’t miss all those nooks and crannies and door pockets.

Then remove all the mats and other accessories in the car and keep them aside. If you have rubber mats, this is the time to wash them and leave them out to dry while you get on with the rest of the job.

Use the brush to remove as much of the dust and debirs as possible. Pay special attention to the ventilation grills. Use the duster to dust down all the surfaces.

Turn on the vacuum cleaner and vacuum the entire car front to back including the roof and the carpet as well as the seats. If your vacuum has a blower function, use that to first blow out as much dust from the hidden spaces and crevices before vacuuming the car.

Next take a damp towel and wipe every thing down to ensure that there is no more dust or debris left in the car.

Now starting with the dashboard area first, use a glass or household cleaner to clean the surface and attack any spots and spills. Don’t use the same cloth all over – keep a supply so you use one for each section so you are not transferring the grime from one place to another.

Start from the cleanest part of the car and make your way to the dirtiest. Once you have cleaned the entire surface with the cleaner, you can move on to the upholstery and the seat covers. Depending upon the material used, clean and wipe down the seats and the roof of the car. If you notice any stains, use appropriate stain removers to remove the stains.

Next clean all the glass including the windscreens, the back view mirror and the windows. Now it is time to use the protectant to lubricate and protect the plastic and rubber parts in the interior. Follow the manufacturers instructions and use them as directed.

Your car should now be clean and smelling nice. You can spritz a little air freshener to make it smell nice.

Note: make liberal use of brush to get to those areas that are hard to reach. Remember spray the protectant on your cloth to apply and not on the parts directly.