Hot date? Make sure your car is date ready.
You’re getting ready for date night. You’ve gotten a haircut, made a dinner reservation and gotten theater tickets. Will your transportation cut it? Follow these tips to help make your car (and you) worthy of a second date.
1. Head to the car wash.
As sparkling and clean car is the first step to impressing your date. There’s rarely a second chance for a first impression.
2. Don’t skimp on the wash.
If the car wash offers a water-only option, don’t take it! Go with the full-on soap, water and scrub mode, which can help with the tough to clean spots like bugs (may they rest in peace) and the area where your friendly neighborhood bird likes to stare in your windows and do his business.
3. Do a quick fix on small scratches and chips in your car’s paint job.
You can go simple and pick up a DIY kit at the local automotive parts store. Plan on doing your fix 24-48 hours ahead of time just in case your repair needs a second treatment to be back at 100%.
4. Patch the chips in your windshield.
No one wants to watch as the chip in their windshield grows into a huge crack during their date. Auto repair stores and big box stores carry kits that you can fix the chips with that won’t cost you an arm and a leg and a meet-up with a glass repair technician.
5. Get rid of all your garbage.
Don’t forget to check under your seats, inside the door wells, in the ashtray and above the visors. Be sure you’re not leaving any of your mail inside the car or wrappers from the Snickers bars you’ve been eating in the car on the way to work instead of a healthy breakfast.
6. Be sure not unsure.
Remember that old Sure deodorant commercial? You’ll want to check to be sure the scent of your car is appropriate for anyone who may get into it.
Whether you do it yourself or have someone do it for you, be sure to get every nook and cranny. Be sure to get underneath the mats, in the vents, along the sides of the seats and behind the second row seats near the speakers.
8. Make sure there are no illegal substances in your car.
One person’s lovable stoner is another person’s hot mess – use your best judgment.
9. Say goodbye to dust.
Start with a microfiber cloth going over the dashboard and console areas of your car. Use a spray in combination with the microfiber to clean the sticky spots and be sure not to forget cleaning the plastic pats of the seatbelt where you date will put their hands.
10. Take care of all the annoyances.
Those squeaky brakes, illuminated indicator lights, headlamps that are out and the shorted out light that illuminates your license plate that you always forget about are all parts that, when fixed, show your date that you have your act together.
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