I am Dale Stanford and I am an enthusiastic car enthusiast. My cars tend to be kept as thoroughly clean as possible. I use only the newest procedures I discover on the Internet. In truth, I seldom drive in the rain!
Here is a basic car care process you can stick to. It's simple and inexpensive, but will require about 30 minutes weekly.
It is critical to clean your car 2 times every seven days. even though it's raining cats and dogs, wash your car. This will pay off big time over the life of your vehicle. If you have to use an automatic carwash.
Wipe down your vehicle's inside on every other car wash. The soil and lint in your dash, console, map pockets, etc., accumulates and will become difficult to get rid of quickly., prevent the long term build up of dirt.
Be consistent regarding shampooing your floormats and carpets. Every fourth wash is a good regimen. It's really simple to do if you do this frequently. Buy carpet shampoo and rigid carpet brushes from an automotive store.
Once every two weeks, clean your windows. Use a clean microfiber towel and a glass cleaner specific for automotive windows. Look at your windows from multiple angles as you work, preferably in direct sun. But be diligent and consisten about cleaning your windows. The glues and adhesives and coatings on your car's interior are slowly evaporating, leaving deposits on your interior glass. The more frequently you clean your windows, the better visibility you will have in every direction.
Lastly, use the strongest wheel cleaner available to you. This will prevent the buildup and discoloration of your wheels from brake dust deposits. Use an acid based wheel cleaner and you will never have to physically touch your wheels. Simply wet, spray cleaner, then rinse off. No scrubbing needed.