Car care tips on washing your car

В рубриках: Automobile | Автор: admin 27.06.2010

Car Care Tips on Washing Your Car

If you keep your car looking new you can benefit from it when you decide to sell your vehicle. By maintaining your vehicle you can maximize the resale value. You should wash your car regularly. There are many products available to wash your car with. You might want to stay away from using liquid dish detergents. These products are designed to remove animal or vegetable fat from stoneware. This means they will also remove the wax that is protecting the finish on your car.

To make your wax job last longer you might want to use a product that is specifically designed for washing your car. These types of soaps are usually pH controlled and some contain gloss enhancers and some have small amounts of water soluble wax.

You start with a large clean plastic bucket and fill it with cool water and add a small amount of car wash soap. You should try to avoid using hot water because it will soften the wax that is on your car. Just remember that less is more when adding the soap to your water. It is best to use liquid car soap and not the powder form. The powder may not dissolve all the way and tiny particles can get in your sponge and scratch the paint.

Make sure that you try to wash the car in the shade and the car itself is relatively cool to the touch. You spray the car down with a gentle spray to thoroughly wet the surface. It is best not to use a power sprayer that may grind the dirt into the car’s finish and scratch it. It is best to do a section at a time so the car wash doesn’t dry on the paint.

There are different types of products you can use to wash the car, such as a wash mitt, wash pad or sponge. You should dry the car as soon as possible. You can use towels to dry the car and they should be 100% cotton. Check the towels first to make sure there is nothing on the towel that will scratch your paint. You take the towels and gently blot the excess water off of the car. You can also use a chamois.

Bird droppings are disastrous to a paint job and should be removed as soon as possible. The droppings are highly acidic and will peal the paint right off of your car. A handy thing to carry in your car for this purpose is a bottle of seltzer water. If you have been left a “present” from a bird, take off the cap of the seltzer water. Place your thumb over the top and shake well. Release your thumb and you will have an instant water hose to wash away the mess until you can get home and wash the car.

By washing your car regularly and with the right tools you will be able to keep your car’s finish looking like new.

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