Cheap Cleaning Solutions for Your Mercedes Benz E55 AMG
The powerful AMG series of Mercedes Benz remains as one of the strongest vehicles in the market. Each engine is beautifully hand-built and has plaque signed by a single person in Bremen, Germany: it also features the German words ‘Leidenschaft, Leistung, und Verantwortung', which translates to ‘Passion, Power, and Responsibility'. With all of this fuss about the line's bespoke identity, it is only fair that the car owners take good care of this moving piece of art through proper care and maintenance. It is quite expensive for you to go all the way to the cleaners to get your car shiny again so here are some tips to save on money and effort in preserving your E55.
Those nooks and crannies inside your car are most probably housing some unwanted residue of your last drive-thru meal. Take out the carpets and vacuum them. Apply leather solutions specially manufactured for your car's seats. Homemade solutions like some warm water mixed with liquid dish detergent make a superb washing agent: this mild solution is free of alkalis which could potentially harm your car's wax and paint job, remember to rinse the body thoroughly to avoid soap streaks. Strong cleaning agents may contain phosphate and chlorine which damage the clear coat of your car, not to mention it's bad for the environment as well! If you want to have a shiny, brand-new car finish without investing in a car polishing machine, you can buy some automotive clay at the store to remove stubborn stains.
Yes, you read that right. Your typical soda contains citric acid which works as an excellent glass cleaner most especially on rain-stained windows. First, line a cloth at the bottom of your windshield to protect the paintjob of your car. Wipe the soda clean and rinse it off with water.
This may just save your life during those sudden downpours along the highway. A simple mixture of household ammonia diluted in cold water can extend the life of your wipers. Just wipe both sides with a towel soaked in the solution and wipe it dry before setting it back to place.
- Maximize your window cleaner solution.
Modern times are here so no more old school Mercedes headlight wipers. If you have a window solution just lying around after you've washed your windows clean, you can also use this to polish your headlights. Rub vigorously using an old pair of pantyhose.
- Shine your car's ‘shoes'.
Brake dust particles on your tires can form rust and cause corrosion, potentially damaging your wheels if left unattended. Use your homemade solution to take the grime off your wheels. You may the solution to set for a few minutes if your tires are really dirty. Do not use brushes that are too rough because these may scratch your wheels. Use a pressure spray hose to rinse off the dirt and wipe clean with a soft cloth.