Car Washing Do’s and Don’t’s
For many, the weekend washing a car by hand is a therapeutic act, for others it’s a family affair but either way the frequent washing is the single best thing you can do to maintain your vehicle’s finish and preserve its value. When washing your vechile there are some things to watch for so that you don’t accidentally scratch the finish. Here are some basic car-washing tips.
Do… hose off with water first. A “pre-rinse” will cool off the vehicle and remove loose dirt, leaves, or other debris.
Don’t… wait for a layer to accumulate before washing that can strip away wax and eventually eat into your car’s paint.
Do… use a dedicated car-wash product and a large, soft sponge. Whether washing or drying, never use a cloth or other material with a surface that can leave hairline scratches.
Don’t… use household cleaning agents like hand soap, dishwashing detergent, or glass cleaner on the paint. They aren’t formulated for use on a car’s paint and may strip off the protective wax.