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General car cleaning tips

  • Use a two-bucket wash method: You should use one car wash bucket for your water and car wash soap, and another with only water to rinse your sponge or wash mitt out. This keeps dirt and debris away from the soap bucket and lessens the chance you put that dirt back on your car’s paintwork while washing.
  • Wash in the shade: It may not be possible but try to keep your car out of direct sunlight while washing. Water spots can be a real annoyance when heat bakes water on your car’s paint.
  • Clean interior windows first: When it comes to detailing the inside of a car, do the windows first with glass cleaner and a microfiber towel. If you get overspray from an interior detailer product on the dashboard, it’s alright. You still have to dress it anyway. You’ll save yourself from doubling back later.
  • A little goes a long way: With really any cleaning product, you don’t need to use copious amounts. Make sure you check a product for proper instructions, but you typically don’t need gobs of car shampoo, liquid wax, wheel cleaner, interior cleaning product or whatever car cleaning product you’re using to vanquish grime.

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Everything You’ll Need To Wash a Car

Preparation will always be the key to completing any job with your car. Gather the items you’ll be using, read our step-by-step guide to make an attack plan, and get after it. Here’s a checklist to make things easy: 

Waxes and Second Step Products

The last thing you want to consider are those products that are applied after you wash your car. Second step products are basically what you apply to keep your car clean and protected longer. Waxes, clear coats, and even liquid wax solutions help to create a secondary barrier between your car and the elements to make your car stay cleaner longer. When looking for a wax look for one that is clear and that can be used on more than one car, also, look for waxes that are all weather and that protect your car from a range of elements. Read our guide to the best car wax.

If you are at all unsure about any of these products you can always purchase a basic cleaning kit that will help keep your car shining. These kits generally come with a shammy to dry your car, a soap to wash it, a sponge, perhaps some detailing brushes, and a wax. Some kits may also include things to clean the interior of your car like dash wipes or glass cleaner. These kits are a great place to start.

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Planning, Financing and Installation Services

Investing in a new or upgraded car wash facility is a major undertaking. D&S understands the critical steps in all phases of your project and offers our expertise and tools to ensure your success. From initial planning and equipment evaluation to financing solutions and installation you’ll receive support tailored to your specific needs.

For key project components, you can access valuable information and guidance available on our site, via downloads or by request from our Professional Car Wash Consultant Team. Start by simply clicking on an appropriate banner below!

FAQs About Washing a Car

You’ve got questions, The Drive has answers!

Q. Can you wash a car with dish soap?

A. If you’re not a perfectionist or are a casual car owner, it’s fine. I’ve seen my dad do it my entire life. However, it is important to know that certain dish soaps are caustic and the chemicals aren’t good for the paint. I personally always use soap specifically made for washing cars. It’s inexpensive, and you can buy big jugs that last a long time. Grab some next time you’re at the store.

Q. Can you wash a car with only water?

A. Yes, you can, and there will be no harm done. This method is perfect for quick rinse jobs that you can do in a matter of minutes. However, just know that using soap could help clean the car better. Water will not break down any dirt or grime on the car, while the car soap is designed to help remove anything that’s sticking to the car.

Q. How often should I wash my car?

A. The answer to this question depends entirely on your personal situation. If you get the car dirty often, wash it more often.  In addition to making it look good, washing your car is preventative maintenance that will keep your vehicle in good shape for years to come. In particular, you want to wash your car shortly after it is exposed to animal poop, mass insect splatter, and road salt. 

Ensuring Proper Tightness on Binder Connector

Moisture can ingress into the power connector pins if not tightened properly.  Use Corrosion X HD and tighten the motor power connectors properly to keep moisture out. Use Corrosion X HD and tighten the motor power connectors properly to keep moisture out.

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