How do you keep a black car clean?

I picked a black car because I like the color, and I usually wear black because it’s harder to tell if I spilled something on my clothes. But apparently, that rule doesn’t apply to cars. You can see dust, dirt, and mud on it so much easier than most other colors. What’s the easiest way to keep a black car clean?

​​You are right—dirt and debris pop on darker cars. Arguably, the easiest ways to keep a black car clean are to store it in a garage when you’re not driving, to avoid parking under trees or power lines (because of birds), and to get a car wash membership.
If you’d rather wash the car yourself, you’ll need:
  • Car soap
  • A bucket
  • A washing mitt
  • A clay bar
  • Microfiber cloths
  • Car wax
Here’s what to do:
  • Get the car wet
  • Gently wash it with a soapy mitt
  • Rinse the car well
  • Use the clay bar to remove any stains
  • Rinse again
  • Dry with microfiber towels
  • Apply wax
Some companies make products specifically for black cars to help protect the paint and keep your car shiny. Follow the instructions on the labels of whichever products you get.
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Lauren Smith
Answered on Nov 22, 2021
Lauren has written for World Nomads, the Matador Network, Korvia Consulting, and once upon a time Three Fates Games. She graduated from Columbia College of Chicago with a BFA in Creative Writing. After graduating, she moved overseas and lived in South Korea where she spent her free time traveling and going on road trips with friends. She misses the rest stop potatoes and is trying to figure out how to recreate them at home. She's now based outside of Chicago and when she's not writing she spends her free time reading, playing video games, and exploring whenever she can.

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