An important part of owning a vehicle is making sure you wash it regularly and correctly. Unfortunately, many car owners are washing their vehicles incorrectly. Take a look at the following tips for washing your car to find out if you’re making any crucial costly mistakes.
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6 Tips for washing your car
1. Use a microfiber mitt
Rather than washing your car with a regular sponge, which can scratch your car paint, it’s best to use a microfiber mitt, which is able to lift and trap dirt and grime more efficiently.
2. Find the right soap
Did you know they make soap specifically for washing cars? Some car soaps even have small amounts of synthetic wax, which helps fill in those tiny scratches and leave your car looking shiny and new.
3. Use an additional bucket for rinsing your mitt
When you want to rinse your mitt, don’t stick it back in your soap bucket. Instead, get a different bucket full of water for rinsing your mitt.
4. Rinse with a hose and dry
Rather than pour out the filthy bucket of water on your car when you’re finished, use a hose to rinse the soap off. Then finish by using a microfiber towel to dry.
5. Use low water pressure
It’s best to use a nozzle on the end of your hose so you are able to control the amount of water, but be careful not to blast the water too hard. A fine mist works very well to effectively rinse your car.
6. Wash in the shade or on a cloudy day
The sun heats your car very quickly, and thus causes the water to evaporate too quickly. In order to avoid spots, try washing your car on a cloudy day or in the shade. That way, it should still be wet enough when you are ready to dry.
If you have any questions about washing your car, feel free to get in touch with our team at Sherwood Ford. We look forward to helping you maintain your vehicle and keep it looking shiny and new.