Dirt, rain and other external factors won’t change your admiration for your new purchase, but will make it lose some of its shine! Therefore, to keep your car looking its very best you’ll have to give it some TLC and a good wash.
In Queensland we are lucky to have sunny days more often than not and washing the car out in the open might make sense to help the car dry after you’re finished washing. It’s important however, to park your car somewhere the body of the car is cool to touch.
If your car’s surface is hot you’ll cause unwanted water spots or streaking which will spoil your overall presentation when you’re finished.
Washing your car in the right order can make a big difference in protecting your paintwork. Wash from the top of your car (starting with the roof) down to the bottom of the car. This means that you’ll be washing the least dirty part first and washing the grittiest part of your car last.
Using two buckets to wash your car is a simple and effective concept once you think about it. One bucket is used for the bubbles, the second being fresh water. That second bucket with fresh water is for rinsing your wash mitt or sponge.
Rinsing before dipping into the bubbles again, there will be a lower chance of any dirt or grim scratching your paintwork as you progress through the wash process and it will give you fresh suds every time.
So there you go! These are our top tips for washing your car yourself and keeping it always looking its absolute best on the roads, so have fun.
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