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4 Must Know Car Washing Tips to Keep Your Car Looking New

4 Must Know Car Washing Tips to Keep Your Car Looking New

Washing your car is one of those things that you're going to have to do for the rest of your life, or at least as long as you own a car, but that doesn’t mean it has to be one of the boring chores. In this article we’ll go through 4 efficient and effective car washing tips.


Wash The Car Yourself

This is underrated might be the most important of our car washing tips! While the simplicity of a drive through car wash might be appealing it’s strongly recommended that you wash the car yourself if you have the ability to do so.


There are several reasons. For one you’re paying a premium for the convenience, washing yourself will initially cost you more to buy all the equipment you need but those purchases are very rare afterwards and the cost of washing after that is free.


man using blue sponge with soap to washing the car at outd


For another, automatic washes are not nearly as good at cleaning as you are. An automatic machine just goes through the motions, it can't see the exact dirt your car has on it and focus on it.


Some of the car washes can even damage your car, especially the ones with those big spinning brushes. With all of these reasons, it’s much better to do it yourself.


Bring The Right Stuff

To get the most out of your carwash and to make sure it goes as smoothly as possible you’ll want to bring the right tools for the job.


You’ll want a hose with good water pressure and a spray function, you’ll want some good quality soap, some sponges or wash mitts, and some drying cloths.


You don’t want to go cheap on any of these, but especially on the soap. Cheap soaps can be mixed with too many chemicals that could cause damage to the car's polish.



Don’t Wash In Sunlight

When washing your car, timing is important, especially during those hot summer days. You really don’t want the car to be drying off as you’re trying to clean it, and if you're doing the wash in direct sunlight that's exactly what will happen.


Time your washes so that you're in the shade. If your house faces towards the rising sun then wash in the afternoon when the sun is behind the house, and the opposite if your house faces away from the sun, then wash in the morning.


How Often To Wash

You want to get in the habit of washing your car at least once every two weeks. Even if it doesn’t look dirty, not all dirt is visible, but dirt can have negative effects on the car if left such as corroding the bodywork and metal.


The wheel arches especially are prone to picking up lots of dirt as the wheels are constantly kicking up dirt from the road. Make sure you get the hose in there as well.


We hope these car washing tips help you keep your ride looking good! For any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact us here.

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