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How to Properly Wash Your Vehicle

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How to Properly Wash Your Vehicle

When to Wash

You've just bought a new vehicle from right here at Sherwood Ford and now you're wondering the best way to take care of it. One thing we always tell our customers when they ask is to properly wash their vehicles. Sometimes washing a vehicle can leave behind swirl marks, but when properly done, washing is a great way to keep your vehicle shining like the day you drove it off of our lot.Depending on the weather, and where you drive, you could be washing your vehicle once a week, or even more!

There's no question that your new vehicle will always look its best when it is shiny and clean. Sure, it's fun to go play in the mud with your new truck, and the mud is like a badge of honor letting everybody else know that your truck can drive off the road, but it pales in comparison to a fresh-looking vehicle. If you drive your vehicle through the dirt and mud often, or drive through the winter roads on a daily basis, it might be wise to wash your vehicle a couple times a week to ensure you get all the grime and harmful corrosive materials off your paint quickly.

How to Wash Your Vehicle

When you're washing your vehicle, you first need to gather the correct materials. You may be tempted to grab the most cost-effective bottle of car wash shampoo that you see at the store, but more often than not, the more expensive shampoo gives you more bang for your buck. You should also get yourself a soft and durable wash mitt to lather your vehicle's paint in suds while gently removing grime and dirt. You should also use two different buckets, one with shampoo and one for rinsing your mitt, when cleaning your vehicle.

When rinsing off your vehicle, it is important to use a hose nozzle with a wide range of spray patterns that includes an open flow option. This option allows the water to sheet off of your vehicle instead of beading up which can lead to water spots. After you've rinsed your vehicle off, use either a microfibre towel or an air blower to dry your vehicle. Soft towels soak up more water, and should always be used in a gentle manner to pick up the bulk of the water. After your first towel becomes saturated, grab towel number two to lightly pick up remaining water.