Nearly every car or truck owner wants their vehicle to look as nice and clean as possible. While you could take your vehicle to an automated car wash, there’s no beating a well done hand wash, especially when it’s done by you. No one is going to take more care in cleaning your car then you yourself, after all.
If you’d like to give your car a good wash, but aren’t certain what the appropriate steps are, just read on and you’ll be on your way to having a gleaming car, truck, or SUV.
Wash in Sunlight
Wash in direct sunlight during the day, preferably while the sun is still high and warm. This serves two purposes — 1) it prevents the car from drying prematurely and leaving streaks and splotches on the car and 2) it allows you to see what you’re doing better. A good car wash is in the details, so being able to better discern those details is a step towards a good wash.
Get Supplies Ready and Perform a Check of the Vehicle
You’re not going to want to stop and grab something you forgot once you begin, so lay all of your supplies out within easy reach. This may include a couple of buckets, a ready supply of water, rags, and cleaning solutions. Make sure that your vehicle is water tight before you begin. Ensure that all windows are fully rolled up.
With one bucket of soapy water and one of clean water, begin by gently hosing down the entire car, attempting to remove as much dirt and grit as possible. Using a soapy sponge that’s free of dirt, lather the car from top to bottom in small circular motions all over. Periodically rinse dirt off the sponge to keep it clean. Make sure to keep the entire car moist as you go — you don’t want any areas to air dry. Clean the wheels with a brush and rinse the undercarriage with the hose.
Dry and Wax
Dry the car with clean, fresh towels. Once the car is completely dry, you may apply wax to the car according to instructions.
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