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Consider paying the pros
Consider paying the pros

If your car's worth more than $40,000 or so, it may be worth paying professional auto detailers to clean and polish it thoroughly. ("Detailing" just means "cleaning obsessively.")

With a car like this, the difference between super-clean and dirty could be thousands of dollars, so it will be worth paying to have the work done right, said Lauren Fix of the Car Care Council.


Last updated July 06 2011: 6:31 AM ET
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