Cars are exposed all the year around to atmospheric agents and climatic elements. In winter, mud and salt on the roads leave a dirt patch on the paint, wheels and plastic parts, while in the summer the vehicle is hit by UV rays and insects. Regular maintenance allows you to quickly shine your car and also contributes to maintaining its value. There are some issues worthy of note in this regard, and we want to address them on this site. Whether it is spring cleaning or weekly washing, here we will give you all the tips for car washing.
Since in most cities and municipalities, it is not allowed to wash the car outside, a car wash is generally the only way to have a clean car. In a car wash, the driver remains seated on board the vehicle, which is then “sucked” along a corridor and washed over the course. Whether you choose a car wash or DIY, close all the windows and, if necessary, the sunroof to prevent the water from damaging the interior. If possible, the outside mirrors must be folded and the antenna off. If you have a cabriolet you should avoid the car wash and instead opt for a more gentle hand wash.
In spring we recommend a total wash, which thoroughly wipes the machine out of winter waste. This includes, first of all, a pre wash, which removes dirt on the rims and in the wheel housing. After that, you go to the washing of the undercarriage, because the mud and the salt on the streets are tenaciously attached. Apply a maintenance treatment that seals the paint. An interior cleanup completes the spring cleaning.
In the summer there is the danger of insects, tree resins and UV rays damaging the car’s paint. Wash out these deposits as quickly as possible so that the paint does not hurt irreparably and that no opaque areas are formed. If possible, wait for bad weather to go to the car wash: in the rainy days, the secretions from the trees that are deposited on the car dampen, and then become easier to remove. Incidentally, car washing with cloths is more delicate than brushes: in fact, using cloths there is no risk of scratching, while the brushes can leave scratch-like streaking. In fact, this is another advantage of washing when there is bad weather: experience has shown that brushes and cloths are cleaner in those days. In addition, you do not usually have to wait long.
If you chose a wax seal, you must remove wax from the wiper blades. After washing out, go to the inside. Over time, a layer of dirt is formed inside the windscreen, which could obstruct visibility, so clean the windscreen regularly with a glass cleaner and then wipe it with a cloth.