Who doesn’t love to wash their car on a warm Summer afternoon?
If you are anything like my husband and plan on buying a beautiful new car from Kim’s Chevrolet. You know, one of the ones that show every little bit of dirt that you can find? Yep, we own a white car. So he likes to wash it whenever we get the chance. However, I’m all about saving money by washing our cars at home. Here are so car washing tips for those of you like me.
Use a dedicated car-wash product
Household cleaning products aren’t designed to work with a car’s paint. Make sure you purchase a car wash product that is milder for cars. Work the car-wash solution into a lather with plenty of suds that provide lots of lubrication on the paint surface. Apply the suds with a large, soft natural sponge or a lamb’s wool mitt.
Wear comfortable clothes and take off jewelry
You’ll want to remove anything that you’re wearing that could scratch the paint. Most people don’t think about zippers and things until they are up against the car. You don’t want to scratch your paint when you’re leaning up the side to reach the roof, especially if your ride is a big truck.
Make sure the car is cool
Don’t wash the car right after driving or while it has been sitting in the sun. Let the car sit in the shade (or in the garage) to cool off before starting. Heat speeds the drying of soap and water, making washing more difficult and increasing the chances that spots or deposits will form.
Use Terry Cloth towels to dry
Letting the car air dry can cause watermarks and using an abrasive towel or other material that can leave hairline scratches in the paint. Terry cloth towels won’t cause scratches in the paint and can make sure you get the water off the car without leaving water spots.
Most of all, have fun! Washing a car could be fun and you can include your children and everyone will end up wet. Either way, it could be a great time.