The Right Way to Wash Your Car

After winter, or periods of heavy rain, you should hit the carwash so you can get the grit and grime off your vehicle. If you want to save a couple bucks and do the job at home, here are some tips to get you started.

Bottoms Up

If you go to a professional auto cleaning and detailing Hackensack NJ establishment, they start with the tires as this is where most of the muck on your car is hiding. You can wash off tires using a standard nozzle attachment on your hose.

If you decided to wash the undercarriage, you may want to get a special hose attachment that will let you spray on soap rather than scrub by hand. Just remember that different detergents are made for different surfaces, and the soap you use on the undercarriage of your car may not be healthy for your rubber tires.

Top Down

After you take care of the tires and undercarriage, start with the roof and work your way down. After a preliminary rinse with the garden hose, fill a bucket with water and add detergent specific for the job. Don’t skip a trip to the store and improvise with a household cleaner, as they may leave film, damage paint or cause metal corrosion.

Pick a soft sponge, and don’t go more than a single swipe on each side of it before hosing it off. It might pick up dirt or other debris, which will scratch your paint if you keep scrubbing.

Out To Dry

Don’t just let the water evaporate, as this will leave streaks and water marks. Use a microfiber towel to pat away the water, leaving a streak-free shine.

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Car washes are extremely convenient if you’re short on time or don’t have the space to wash your car yourself. However, if you have the resources to take matters into your own hands, it’s rather easy.