Simoniz USA

Car Care Detailing Guidelines

  • Never use a rag to wash your car – they can trap dirt and scratch the paint. Use synthetic lamb’s wool or a clean car wash sponge to get the job done safely.
  • Never use dish detergents to wash your car – they can strip essential protectants from the finish.
  • Spray Simoniz Wheel Cleaner from bottom to top on cool wheels for more effective cleaning, and don’t forget to clean the tires as well!
  • Always dry your car to minimize spotting. Dry the body first, then the windows, followed by door jambs and wheels. This will make your car look great and get rid of any missed areas.
  • Always wash your car in a cool, shaded area.
  • Using Simoniz One-Step Polish will make your car shine and give it that just-waxed look and shine.
  • Using Simoniz Tire Shine will add a new car like shine and make the car look finished. It also helps reduce drying or aging of the rubber and hides "browning" or dirty sidewalls.
  • Washing your wheels last allows them to cool and lets you use the car wash water from the body wash step to clean the wheels.
  • Be sure to clean and dress or condition your leather or vinyl interior, as the sun and regular friction from sitting in your seats can be very harmful to the finish. Simoniz Vinyl Dressing will reduce friction and add essential oils to keep the "skins" like new!
  • Find a cool, shaded area to wax your car. Never wax a car in direct sunlight – the wax can burn into the paint and make it difficult to remove. Also, never put more wax on then you can get off in a short period of time. 
  • Try waxing your wheels. Waxing will make them easier to clean and helps control the buildup of brake dust that can ruin the finish.
  • Be sure to vacuum your carpets regularly to get rid of sand, as it can act like a knife and “cut” the nylon fibers, leading to premature wear of the carpet.
  • Use a general or all-purpose cleaner to remove stains from the interior. Get rid of coffee, juice and other stains before they become worse and get really sticky! Keeping your interior clean also helps keep it healthier! Dust the dashboard and door panel with a damp towel to make the job easier and to keep the dust in the towel. Never dry-wipe wood grain or the instrument cluster cover as this can produce hard-to-remove scratches.