If you are one of those who spends a lot of time in the car, you may find it hard keep it clean. At this point, you’ll have only two options: going to an auto detailer (expensive) or, you can manage the situation and clean it yourself. Could be sound hard but is much easier than you think; you can wash your car like a professional with the following tips that we’ll give you. The only thing that you need is the best disposition!
Also, you should know that car washes with big brushes can do more damage than good to your car’s exterior. If you want to protect your vehicle’s paint, there’s no better way than do it yourself.
Go for it!
Evaluate your car. Yes, you may think: I know my car! But no. You have to evaluate the condition of your vehicle in order to understand how should be cleaned. Observe every detail, find the areas that need more care and the cleaning process will be easier. If you start washing your car without even think where to start first, the result won’t be the one you desire.
Don’t forget to check your car at least once a week. Not only regarding the cleaning but also the function. This way, you’ll be aware of the things that might need some assistance.
Wet your car. Our first duty is to hose your car with lots of cold water. This will help you to remove the dirt later. If you own a pressure washer, use it underside and wheel arches but avoid the direct contact on door seals, rust or any area with loose paint. High-pressure water is a paint remover, so you have to use it carefully.
Read the product’s label. Before you start cleaning the vehicle with any product, you have to read the label cautiously. For example, if you don’t read the product and is a chrome wheel cleaner, this can ruin your aluminum wheel because it’s incredibly acidic. Be aware of the composition and if fits your car needs.
Washing soap. Instead of any liquid detergent or dish cleaner, you should use a washing soap. They are more efficient and will give you the final aspect you were looking for. Rinse your vehicle deeply first to eliminate bigger pieces of dirt which can make some severe scratches on your vehicle if you don’t remove them before washing.
Thick cream for the glasses. You can use a spray liquid, but the result won’t be the same. The thick cream is for effective at removing heavy dirt and let your glasses flawless. If you decide cleaning your vehicle, do it correctly, don’t you think?
Drying. Don’t think that you can just leave the car drying naturally with the sun; you must dry it yourself because if you don’t, you’ll have streaks all over your car. Use a real chamois cloth to do this process, and you’ll notice the difference. They may be a bit expensive but they worth it.
Waxing. Waxing is optional, but it will give your car more protection. It preserves your paint, and the cleaning will last longer. You have two types: polymer or carnauba. Both are great, and your car will shine.