So you’ve booked a table at a fancy restaurant, got some schmick new duds and a styling new haircut – ready to hit the town.
But before you pull up outside their house, dressed to impress – take a little bit of time to care for your car, so it doesn’t become your last date.
Your car says a lot about your personality. And while you don’t have to go out and buy the hottest new set of wheels to impress someone, you can give your everyday car the once over to make sure your date gets the right first impression.
Working from the rear of your car forwards ensures that you don’t forget any part of your car – as you’re moving from the least used to the most used sections for passengers.
Take out all those old green shopping bags and vacuum out the boot with some deodoriser. If you have a ute or plastic-lined boot, give it a hose out (or just a wipe down) to get it looking fresh.
Throw out all the rubbish, and give it a vacuum to get rid of any stray hairs, dirt or crumbs that’ve built up.
You do a lot while you’re driving. You steal a sneaky french fry, gulp some water before the lights change and do the one-hand rummage to find gum in your bag on the back seat.
Because what’s on the outside counts, make sure you clean the exterior. Give your car a good wash, dry it off with a chamois or microfiber towel to prevent dust and dirt from accumulating as quickly; and don’t forget to apply a coat of tyre shine, if you’re feeling fancy.
To really make it special, mix a half cup of water, a quarter cup of gin or vodka and 15 to 20 drops of essential oils (or a mix) into a spray bottle and give the inside of your car a few spritzes the morning before your date (nobody wants to be knocked out with tea tree oil.)
Of course, you could just bring your car in to Motorama’s Cool Hand Car Wash and have our expert detailers give your car their professional touch.
Either way, have a wonderful time – and remember to stay off your phone on the road and in the middle of your date.
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