If you own a home with a driveway, take advantage of it and wash your car at home. It is also a great way to cool down from the summer heat. Keeping your car clean is important for several different reasons:
- It helps protect your vehicle's overall integrity and ensure that it has maximum resale value in the future.
- It also allows you and your passengers to feel more comfortable and confident on the road.
- Clean windows and windshields are necessary to clearly see the road from all angles.
While it may be tempting to grab your water hose and start spraying, there are certain things you want to both consider and avoid when washing your car. Below is Peerless Automotive's list of dos and don'ts for washing your car from home:
Don't use an old t-shirt or rag to do the scrubbing. Instead, use a microfiber cloth or specially made fabric for vehicles to ensure it won't cause scratches on the car's exterior.
Do use two buckets. We suggest you utilize one bucket for the grimy soap and water and the other for clean water. Using this method prevents you from rubbing your car with dirt from the dirty water.
Don't use circular motions when cleaning the exterior body of your car. Instead, do soft, zigzag movements.
Do remember to clean the car's interior. We recommend using a carpet brush to get debris and hair lifted from the carpets. Afterward, use a vacuum.
Don't use dish soap or laundry detergent to wash your car. Those cleaning agents have certain chemicals to strip oils and grime from your dishes and clothes, and it's not suitable for your vehicle. It can undoubtedly mess up with the paint and shine of your car. Use a cleaning solution that is specifically made for a car body.
We hope that these pointers will help you out the next time you head out to wash your car. If your vehicle requires service or repair, give us a call or stop by Peerless Automotive today.