How To Wash Your Car Yourself

How To Wash Your Car Yourself

Most people prefer to take their vehicles in car washing places, in order to save time and effort on them in cleaning, regardless of their knowledge of what materials or the cleaning method used there. Some don’t even mind if their car is washed really professionally or if the car washer is experienced.

I will go out on a limb here and say that cleaning your car is neither such a toilsome process nor time consuming.

Would you like some practical advice on how to wash your car yourself? Read on…l will explain the essential materials as well as steps that must be followed when washing your car.

Materials and tools

Before starting washing your car make sure you have the subsequent materials with you:

  1. A piece of soft sponge – you can buy this from the auto parts store.
  2. Special shampoo for washing the car – which is also available at the auto parts store.
  3. A Piece of clean cloth, preferably chamois, fiber, or suede – this is for drying the car.
  4. A Big water bucket.
  5. A Bristle brush for cleaning car tires.
  6. Vacuum Cleaner.
  7. Old newspapers.
  8. Glass polish.

Necessary advice before starting to wash the car

Avoid washing the car in very hot or very cold weather.

You may wonder why. Well, this is for two important reasons: first; the appearance of clear stains on the surface of the car after washing. Second; the change in the color of the paint – when you wash your car repeatedly in such atmospheres the paint fades quickly.

Spray the car with water in a misty and light form.

This is ideal if you notice the presence of large amounts of dust accumulated on the car’s surface. Cleaning the dust with a piece of cloth will cause friction between the car’s body and the dust particles, and thus the color of the paint will fade. Additionally, uneven color spots will appear in the body of the car, especially when this method is repeated every time it is cleaned.

Before starting the car washing process, make sure that the engine and the body are completely cold.

This is because the heat of the engine or the body of the car will cause annoying spots on the car’s surface after the completion of the washing process.

Close all doors and windows tightly before starting the cleaning process.

Steps to wash the car

Follow these simple steps while washing your car:

  • Prepare in advance all the materials and tools that you need in the process. This will facilitate the steps of the work and increase the speed of its completion, hence saving your precious time.
  • Sprinkle the car with a small amount of water through the hose, in order to get rid of the dense layer of dust attached to it, if any.
  • Gently wipe the car with a dry cloth to dry it from the water, and remove the remaining traces of dust from it.
  • Put an amount of special cleaning fluid in the bucket, and then pour some water on it, and stir the ingredients well using a plastic stick, until the detergent foam appears to float on the surface.
  • Dip the sponge in the cleaning fluid, start by gently cleaning the car, from the top, then the sides, and from the front, and finish cleaning its trunk.
  • Wash your car’s windows more than once, until you get the shine you want.
  • Sprinkle the car with a light amount of water, in order to get rid of the cleaning liquid foam that is covering it.
  • Now it’s time to dry the car’s body. Work well with the fabric, remembering to change the piece of the fabric whenever it gets wet.
  • Wipe the glass of the car with newspaper to obtain more shine.
  • Clean the wheels with the coarse brush, then we spray them with polish, and wipe them with a piece of cloth… and you are done.

I was right!! There is no such hard thing as washing your car yourself. It’s actually a very important part of the whole car ownership thing.

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