Cleaning Your Car by Yourself? Follow These Steps for Guidance

Cleaning Your Car by Yourself Follow These Steps for Guidance

Nothing looks more attractive than a clean gleaming car driving down the road, although it’s a crucial step before selling your car, washing and maintaining its cleanness is important to protect the car’s coat from rusting or damaging.

Taking your car to the car wash can be a monotonous and expensive task for car owners while washing it yourself is cheap and fun! Follow these simple steps to get a bright shiny car!

1) Choose The Right Location

Almost every car owner would like to wash his/her car when it’s sunny and warm outside, I know that it sounds tempting but it is totally wrong.

Washing your car under the direct sun will only make it dry quicker, which means spots of soap and water everywhere around your car’s body and windows. We don’t want that to happen, do we?

Choose a shady, cool location to keep your car wet as long as possible until it’s time to dry it, otherwise, you can wash it early in the morning, or in the evening after sunset.

2) Prepare The Needed Tools

Bring everything you want to use near the car, from the hose, towel, paper towels, Windex, wheel brush, and wash mitt, to the car washing detergent, soft sponge, buckets, and a vacuum cleaner for inside the car.

It’s recommended to bring three buckets of water (two for washing, and the other one for rinsing), and don’t forget to wear rubber shoes, and prepare yourself to get wet!

3) Clean The Body

It’s surprising what you can find on the surface of your car, dead insects, bird poop, trees’ dead leaves, and more!

A great idea is to hose off the car from top to the bottom to remove all the surface dust and then you can start the deep cleaning with the wash mitt and detergent.

Use the first bucket of water to rinse the wash mitt every time it gets dirty and continue cleaning all the surfaces.

4) Clean The Wheels

Wheels collect every sort of dirt you can imagine, gunk, soil, road salt, and debris.

Even that you’ve already hosed off the whole car, it’s a good start to hose off the wheels specifically to get rid of all the loose dirt.

After that, use the wheel brush with some detergent, and make sure you’re reaching all the dirty spots and openings of the wheels.

Clean your brush with the second bucket of water to ensure you’re not reapplying the dirt of one wheel on another.

5) Make Your Windows Shine

Clear, shiny glass is not only satisfying and pleasing to look at but also a must for your own safety, I mean, it’s really annoying and risky at the same time to drive when your windows are dirty.

The good news is that you can complete this mission quickly and easily. Spray a generous amount of Windex or any other glass cleaner on a paper towel and wipe all the windows, glasses, and mirrors until all the smudges, dust, and dirt are completely removed.

6) Rinse and Dry

After you finished washing the car, you want to make sure that there is no detergent left here or there. A wet soft sponge could do the job properly.

Finally, grab a dry towel to wipe all the surfaces of your car’s body from any additional water drops.

7) Don’t Forget The Inside

Of course, cleaning the inside of your car is as important as the outside if you want to enjoy a fun drive.

Begin with removing all your personal items so you can use the vacuum freely on the seats, mats & under the mats, dashboard, and air vents to suck up all the dust, and don’t forget to pay special attention to all the nooks and crannies and make sure every spot is cleaned thoroughly.

You can also add a final touch to your car by pinning on an air freshener to make the car smell good!

One last piece of advice is to try washing your car at least every two weeks to keep it clean and avoid paint or metal damage because maintaining a car’s appearance isn’t the only reason to wash it, but also to protect your car’s value.

Author: Daftar Khan Jamal Husain

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