How to wash a car
Wash the car yourself is an activity that can become fun and you also save money by not paying someone to get it washed.
1. Park the car out of direct sunlight. This prevents premature drying, which can stain the paint.
2. Organize everything you’ll need about the car.
3. Fill a bucket with water and add special soap or detergent to wash cars in the amount indicated on the bottle.
4. Fill another bucket with water only.
5. Rinse the car with the hose to loosen dirt. Do not use a strong stream, as this can rub dirt on the paint and scratching it.
6. Soak a large sponge in the soapy water, making sure to remove any dirt, and start applying it to the car. Do not use a brush on the car – this will leave small scratches.
7. Wash the car section by section, starting from the top. Revolves around the car several times, washing lower areas at every turn.
8. Rinse dirt from the sponge into the bucket containing pure water frequently.
9. After washing a section, rinse with the hose before continuing. It is good that the soap from drying on the paint, because it could stain.
10. As you progress, keep the car completely wet, as this will prevent the droplets in the paint to dry, leaving water spots.
11. Scrub the bottom and covers to finish, as these are the dirtiest parts. It’s a good idea to use a separate sponge in the last six inches or so.
12. Use a brush for long and thin tires to clean the grooves of the tires.
13. Clean the sides of the tires with a plastic brush.
14. Clean the bottom of the car vigorously, from various angles, with a spray nozzle.
15. Dry the car with towels.
16. If you keep insect debris, tar or sap, rub hard to remove.
Do not keep the water running while washing the car.
Never wash the car with dishwashing soap. We will remove the wax.
Let gravity help you, start at the top.
Do not use Windex or other cleaners containing ammonia in the tinted windows, and will remove the color and cause it to flake.
Things You’ll Need
Shaded area to work
2 large buckets
2 thick sponges
Soap for cars
Towels: preferably cotton or micro fiber
Vacuum (if the inside is dirty) ALWAYS aim before wetting the area to prevent electric shock.
Brush for carving.