Cleaning where the dash meets the windshield. Wrap a thin rag or sturdy paper towel around a paint stirring stick. Wet the wrapped rag with cleaner and wipe the area.
Clean wax from the edge of moldings, emblems and trim with a soft-bristle toothbrush or a 1-inch wide paintbrush with bristles trimmed back to about 3/4-inch.
Use cotton swabs to clean dash vents, console grooves and other small areas where dirt accumulates.
Keep windows streak-free by wiping cleaner off with newspaper or brown paper towels -- like the towels you see in bathroom dispensers.
To apply tire dressing, put a small amount on a terrycloth towel for application, rather than using a sprayer. The towel provides a more even coat and you'll avoid spraying it on the wheels.
A bottle brush or wheel cleaning brush helps you get into crevices of alloy wheels. Choose a cleaner made especially for alloy wheels.
Spiff up leather seats with a product made for leather and follow the manufacturer's instructions for application.
You can't usually spot-clean a cloth seat. Work on the entire section of seat where the stain is located, otherwise you'll end up with a larger (but clean) spot that's just as apparent as the stain.
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