Automotive / Practical. Are you selling your car? Start by cleaning it!


Some elbow grease, a vacuum cleaner and a sponge can make the car look clean and presentable. To leave a good impression, nothing is overlooked.

Cleaning the windows to remove fingerprints and having a clear windshield, vacuuming all over and cleaning the seats is a minimum.

But to feel confident, the potential buyer will also have to feel at home. And for that, we have to move up a gear.

The devil hides in the detail

Nothing worse than a scratch, a mark on a bumper, or a paint mark on your car to spoil the test. Take a microfiber cloth and a dedicated polish (10 to 15 €). By making circular movements, and with a little patience, it will be possible to remove the micro-scratches and reduce the larger ones.

Touch-up pens in your body color can help remove a scratch for less than $ 20. But you can also entrust your vehicle to a professional washing.

Contact a professional

Professional washing stations have multiplied in recent years. The concept is simple: for a few dozen euros, technicians come to clean your car by hand. You will find your car clean as on the first day, with an interior and exterior wash carried out in depth.

For the price of renting a vacuum extractor capable of shampooing your seats and carpets, these professionals will take care of the work. But what are they capable of?

A la carte washing

Interior shampooing of carpets, seats, renovation of plastics, disinfection, air purification, window cleaning, anything is possible. This is also the case for the exterior with body cleaning, polishing, scratch treatment or protective wax.

Between 40 and 200 € depending on the options chosen, you will find your car as on the first day. But we can still do better.

Detailing, the science of washing

For the most demanding, there is indeed the ultimate solution: detailing. Specialized professionals have multiplied. The concept is simple, we will come and apply a succession of steps to your car to give it a new look.

Prewashing, washing, decontamination, polishing, polishing and protection, it is a real stay in an aesthetic clinic that you will offer your car. The work is counted in tens of working hours and the price can climb to several thousand euros. To be reserved for luxury cars.


Source: A la Une – Le Progrès | Le Progrès by www.leprogres.fr.

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