Keeping your car looking its best can be a challenge. With a little time, we can offer you some car wash tips that will make the car wash process easier and give you better results. Learning how to keep you car clean is important for a couple of reasons. First and foremost it feels great to drive a car that is both clean on the inside and out. The second reason to keep you car looking great is maintaining your car’s resale value. Here a few car washing tips from an Atlanta mobile car detailer to give you better results, save you time, and protect your car’s value.
1. Give it a wash at least every two weeks
Your paint will last longer and shine better if you wash your car every two weeks. Use a gentle detergent to protect the paint, and remember to wax your car every couple of months. Doing so will protect your paint and protect your your cars resell value.
2. Rinse your sponge regularly during cleaning
Rinse your sponge regularly during the wash as debris and grime build up trapped in the sponge can scratch the paint. Always clean your wheels last or use a separate sponge to avoid scratching your paint surface from dirt particles trapped in your wheel sponge.
3. Wash and Dry your vehicle in the shade or out of direct sunlight.
When possible always wash and dry your car after the engine compartment has cooled off and the vehicle is out of direct sunlight. Direct sunlight and a hot paint surface can leave watermarks behind that will often require additional polish and waxing to remove.
4. Use separate Micro Fiber towels to Dry the paint and wheels
Always use the softest cloth you can find to dry your paint and wheels. Microfiber is your best bet and when possible use a separate cloth for the paint, wheels and lower part of the body. Remember to discard any towel or microfiber towel that you drop during the drying process. A tiny rock or debris particle stuck in a cloth will scratch your paint surface.
5. Always clean and dry door jams, hood, and bonnet areas
Prevent dirty rise water from dribbling out on to your car after your wash and dry by cleaning these areas first. Open doors, hatch and hood and dry these areas first to prevent dirty water from spilling out onto the paint surface as soon as you drive away.
6. Use a medium coarse brush on the interior carpet before vacuuming.
Getting clean interior carpets can be tough. Dirt, debris and grass particles often get trapped in the carpet but with a little patience and a gentle hand you can loosen these up with a medium coarse brush and gentle brushing you can get these loosened up before vacuuming.
7. Dress for success!
Dress those tires last and wash your hands after to avoid fouling up any of the interior surfaces or components (i.e. steering wheel) etc.
We hope these tips help you maintain your vehicle’s appearance. Have a special event or just want to treat yourself? Executive Mobile Wash is a top rated Atlanta Mobile Car Detailer serving the greater metro Atlanta area. Our service area includes, Marietta, Roswell, Alpharetta, Sandy Springs, Dunwoody and Brookhaven areas. See our client reviews. We come to your home or office. Call us today to schedule your mobile car wash or detail at (877) 338-2452.