10 Tips To Wash Your Car Like A Pro Car Detailer

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Interested in learning how to wash your car like an auto detailer? Read this guide to help you save time and energy the next time you wash your car.

Save time and energy by applying these valuable car washing tips.

We’ll show you how to wash your car in the most professional and efficient way as possible.

There’s different ways people wash their car. When you go and look up on Youtube, you will find different ways how to wash your car.

Some require pressure washer, foam gun, 2 buckets and many more equipment. Some videos and tutorials show you that their way is the “best way”

But does it apply to your current situation? What if the weather is too hot? What if your car isn’t that dirty? What if there’s a strong wind? What if the car is too hot to touch?

Will you still use your pressure washer? Will you still use the foam cannon? Will you let the soap dry up?

As you can see, washing a car isn’t rocket science but applying critical thinking and efficiency is helpful.

So how can I apply critical thinking and efficiency?

Read below the 10 actionable tips so you can wash your car like a pro.

Step 1. Start with cleaning wheels

Wheels are the dirtiest part of the exterior of the car. Brushing and cleaning them causes dirt, splatter on the paint surface. Once you’re done cleaning the wheels and tires, it’s much easier to wash and wax the entire car. Then rinse and dry the wheels.

Step 2. Always use a clean microfiber wash mitt and drying towels.

Dirty and rough textured mitts and towels are the main cause of swirl marks and scratches. Make sure that your towels are clean and 100% microfiber.

Step 3. Only use pressure washer when necessary.

There are times when the wind is strong and the soap and water gets blown away onto other cars nearby or onto your face. Most cars can get away with garden hose and a bucket of water to rinse a car. You don’t need to use pressure washer unless your car is covered with excessive dirt and mud.

Step 4. Wash from top to bottom, section by section.

Washing section by section helps you avoid water spots because you can wipe and dry each section. Also, the water that falls down from the roof helps remove the dirt on the lower body and wheels.

Step 5. Keep your wash bucket and tools close to you.

In order to save time, always keep your wash bucket and tools next to you. You don’t want to walk back and forth grabbing your wash bucket and mitts to wash your car. Plus it helps you conserve water when you dip in and out your wash mitt from the soap bucket to the car.

Step 6. Apply spray wax after each section

After you rinse a section of the vehicle, you can apply spray wax to protect the paint right away. You don’t need to dry the whole car to apply wax. Applying spray waxes can help avoid water spots while the car is still wet.

Step 7. Use distilled or soft water as much as possible.

Water spots are caused my minerals in the water that dried up in your paint. The best way to avoid this is by using distilled water or soft water. Drying your car as soon as possible will also help.

Step 8. Use full range of motion

Save time by using your arms and body to wash your car. Take advantage of your whole arm movement to scrub and wipe the entire surface to save you time. Washing your car as fast and efficient as possible is needed during hot summer months.

Step 9. Clean the front bumpers and rocker panels, last.

Wash the dirtiest areas last so you conserve water and soap. The water and soap that falls down from the roof and body helps remove the dirt and grime on the lower panels.

Step 10. Use a portable leaf blower or air gun to dry crevices.

Water can accumulate in tight spaces and crevices such as the side mirrors, rear window, and wipers. Get a portable leaf blower to remove excess water on those crevices because it may dry up and cause hard water.

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