It’s no secret that your car gets dirty from rainy weather. Raindrops carry pollutant particles that corrodes your car’s outer film. The underlying metal may become exposed to water and moisture in the air, causing the metal to rust and destroying your car. Proper car wash maintenance is essential if you want to keep your car running. It’s important for you to know how to wash your car.
Park the Car
Park your car in direct sunlight to give yourself more room to wash the car’s body. You don’t want to spend too much time washing your car, since the body can get hot from prolonged outside exposure. Check to see if the windows are closed and fold down the antenna.
Use Your Wash Kit
To wash your car, you’ll need to bring a kit of supplies. Prepare to bring two sponges, a towel, hose, tire spray, car wax and mild washing detergent. Lather your sponge with water and detergent. Clean the car’s body and hood by laterally moving your wet sponge. Don’t forget to clean the window glass. Spray the rubber tire with your tire cleaner before using the other sponge to wipe the rubber. Wipe the tire’s rim using the other side of the sponge. Thoroughly rinse your car with the hose before removing any noticeable particles of dirt and grime.
Dry the Car
Use a clean, soft towel to dry your car. You don’t want to use a roughly-textured towel, because it could leave scratch marks. Watch your car dry for several minutes. Driving your car immediately after using the towel to soak up the water is a bad idea, since it could collect contaminants from car exhaust. Use car wax to polish your clean car, which will protect the car from collecting any water or air particles.
As a responsible car owner, you should wash your car when you can and bring your supplies to wash the car’s body and tires. Drying your car with wax will also help protect your car. Before driving your car, you want to make sure your car is clean and in outstanding condition.