Washing your car at home
If you enjoy giving your car some TLC and prefer to wash it at home, it’s a job that’s surprisingly easy to get wrong. If done incorrectly, it can result in scratches or marked paintwork. However, with the correct basic equipment and use of a simple and correct technique, it is possible to keep your car clean and tidy. Here some tips for sprucing your vehicle up.
Pick your time
Washing your car in too much direct sunlight or heat can dry off the moisture too early, leaving streaks and marks. If your car is hot to the touch, washing with formulas or adding wax could end up damaging the paintwork. Washing your car on cooler days with less sunshine is the best time to get scrubbing.
Use a decent sponge
Old sponges and cloths can hold grit and dirt, which can scratch the paintwork. For this reason, it’s important to keep some sponges and cloths separate and reserved for washing your car, then wash them once you’ve finished. This way, you’ll know that they’re clean for next time.