Car Wash Tips
No one wants to be seen with a dirty car coated in grime, even if it’s a Jaguar XKR-S. Keep your car in tip-top shape by regularly washing your car at least once a week. Not only will it be beneficial for the vehicle, some owners even find it therapeutic as it helps them clear their minds. What’s surprising is that some car washing techniques has been proven useless or even damaging to automobiles. Here are some tips to make your weekly car wash be more efficient.1. Always wash in the shade.
Everyone knows that water, when temperatures rise, evaporate. And when you wash the car under direct sunlight, the water will quickly dry up and leave annoying marks that make washing useless. Wash at dawn or dusk if you don’t have a car tent.2. Soak your car with water before cleaning.
Splash water on the car’s surface including the tires and areas which collect dirt like under the bumpers. Leave the water to soak for a couple of minutes and then wash it. The water will soften dried gunk on your car.3. Wash from the top down.
Start washing the roof of the car first then gradually make your way downwards. This saves time by letting the soap soak on the lower parts of the car.4. Use soaps that create richer lather.
To get rid of nasty grime and oil, water isn’t enough. You need a good car soap to break the water’s surface tension by creating a lather, making cleaning easier. Soaps must do its duty and help remove dirt from the surface. If you wipe the surface dry after scrubbing with soap and you still see dirt, your soap isn’t very effective.5. Wring and rinse the sponge.
Grime will spread if you don’t wring and rinse your sponge after you have cleaned a dirty spot. Scrub the dirt, rinse the area, and then clean your sponge.6. Never let it air dry.
What you want to achieve is a perfect clean car, not one filled with water spots. Letting your car air dry will create such spots. What you need to do is to get towel or chamois and wipe every wet surface with it. Don’t forget to wring it every three minutes or so.