Driveway Car Wash: 7 Steps to a sparkling car
Is it time to wash the outside of your car?
Always wash your car in the early morning or late afternoon as direct sunlight or heat can cause the soap to dry and leave mark seven before you have rinsed it off. MOLLY MAID suggests that you avoid washing the car near a dusty road or under a tree where buds, insects, and leaves can fall and stick to the surface of the car.
- The house cleaning experts at MOLLY MAID recommend that you gather everything you need first: a hose with a nozzle with enough pressure to spray the car, two buckets of water (one with special car soap mixed in and one with just plain water), and a few clean mitts or soft cloths.
- The first step is to wash the wheels with the hose – they contain the most dirt and debris. If you have a liquid tyre cleaner, use it. Use a mitt or chamois to help clean.
- Spray around the wheel wells as well as the undercarriage of the car to wash off brake dust.
- Spray the entire vehicle with water to rinse away surface dirt and to give it a good coating of water.
- Lather up a clean mitt or chamois in the soapy water. Clean the surface of the car, starting from the roof. Use the mitt to make one swipe, flip it over to swipe again and then rinse it (you want to rinse away any debris so it doesn’t scratch the surface). As you finish each section, give that area a rinse. Clean the back of the car last.
- Once you’ve washed each section of the car, remove the nozzle from the hose and use the free flowing water to rinse the vehicle. Start with the top and again, work your way down, making sure you don’t leave any soap behind.
- Use a dry chamois or microfibre cloth to gently and thoroughly dry the vehicle before exposing it to the sun.