5 car wash tips for a spotless result

July 21, 2020

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We put together 5 top car wash tips guaranteed to have your car squeaky clean before you hit the road. Sure, it sounds easy at first, but we’ve all seen the result of a car wash gone wrong. Here’s how to avoid going down that road.

Car wash tips for a spotless result

Choose the right soap

Your liquid soap worked fantastic for cleaning oily pots and pans, but it’s absolutely not meant for washing your car. Worst-case scenario, you’ll just rub off the wax and end up with a tired-looking paint job. Always use a soap that’s meant for a car wash, otherwise, your results may be more than a little underwhelming.

Use clean tools

If you’re not sure what the sponge in your hand has been used for previously, don’t start cleaning your car with it! If it has even the tiniest bits of dirt or grime somewhere on/in it, you may just scratch the paint on your car. Ouch!

Use the right amount of water

A proper car wash requires quite a lot of water, so have at least two buckets ready. To keep your sponge or cloth clean, rinse it regularly. After washing with soap, be sure to rinse your car with clean water.

Stick to the shade

You should never wash your car in direct sunlight. If the car is sat in the sun everything will dry up quickly and that will leave spots all over the paint and glass. If possible, choose a day with cloudy weather or find some shade to wash in.

Don’t forget to dry your car

After a proper car wash, you should always dry it to avoid leaving spots and smears. Choose a clean towel that’s not abrasive, you don’t want to ruin the paint job. A microfibre cloth is perfect for the job.

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Car wash done? Now hit the road!

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