One of the main reasons that Lexus is a top-selling luxury automaker is its attention to detail in both the interior and exterior appearance of its vehicles. However, no matter how exquisite a luxury car is, it is bound to get dirty over time. These tips from the Lexus service center at Lexus of Valencia will help you detail your car like a pro.

Gather Your Materials

You’ll need some cleaning supplies to correctly detail your car and give it the attention it deserves. Some of these are available through our Lexus parts department, and many others are already lurking around your home. One cautionary note: don’t use the cheapest tools and supplies you can find since the wrong tools can damage paint surfaces and delicate interior materials.

Obtain these materials for the exterior:

  • Car wash liquid
  • Car wax
  • Clay bar kit
  • Lamb’s wool mitt
  • Plastic bucket
  • Wheel and tire cleaner

For the interior, get the following:

  • Cotton swabs, makeup brushes, and barbecue brushes
  • Microfiber towels
  • Spray-on fabric cleaner
  • Soft-bristled toothbrush

What to Clean

When detailing your Lexus car, you’ll want to reach every last nook and cranny, from the crevices around your infotainment display to the HVAC vents and the hidden recesses under your seats. Three items deserve special attention:

  • Clean the cup holders: These are the dirtiest places on your car. To clean them fast, put an old sock over the bottom of a cup, spray it with window cleaner, and twist it around the cup holder.
  • Deep clean fabrics: Spray vacuumed carpets lightly with a foaming aerosol spray or cleaner. After it dries, use a vacuum to remove it.
  • Clean rims: Your car wheels get covered with dirt and grime. Clean the rims by applying a wheel cleaner that’s safe for all surfaces.

For more tips on detailing your Lexus car, speak to our friendly mechanics. Better yet, schedule a service appointment to ensure that your car’s running smoothly and spotless!