Cleaning your car is easy, right? Actually—if you care about the vehicle’s paintwork then it’s not quite such a simple task as you might think. Many people make mistakes when washing and/or polishing their car, all of which build up over time and cause paintwork to become dull or even damaged in the process.
The following looks at the most common car cleaning mistakes many of us make.
Car Cleaning Mistakes: Forewarned is forearmed
It’s easy to think that any old detergent-type product is good enough to clean your car. But there’s a reason that washing up liquid is for cleaning the dishes, shampoo for hair, soap for your hands, etc., etc. It’s because they’re specifically designed for the purpose.
The same goes for car cleaning products. The following are the basics of a good car cleaning kit:
There are no shortcuts to cleaning your car properly. Rinsing off obvious dirt should be the first step, followed by a good shampoo, then the rinsing process. The wheels should be washed last, always working from top to bottom. The car should be thoroughly dried using clean microfiber cloths. If it’s time for a wax, then this should be the last step when the car is totally dry.
It’s so easy to damage the paintwork when washing the car. The following are some of the more obvious ones:
Unless you have a paint protection product applied to the vehicle, regular waxing is necessary to keep the paintwork in great condition. This should be carried out every 6-8 weeks (or perhaps more often if you live in a hot climate). Wax helps reduce the damage caused by the elements plus helps reduce the number of times you need to wash the car. It also helps rid the vehicle of any paint swirls and water-marks.
Dirt is public enemy number 1 when it comes to the paintwork of your car. Left to its own devices, dirt and grime cause microscopic damage that—over time—make the paint lose its luster and fade.
That’s why it’s essential to regularly clean a car, removing all this potentially corrosive dirt.
Some dirt is more dangerous than other types, such as:
Cleaning your car regularly will ensure it remains beautiful to look at. However, if you’d rather spend more time driving and less time cleaning, there are a couple of ways to do this. The application of either paint protection film or ceramic coating brings many advantages—one of which is reducing the many (many!) hours every car owner spends keeping their car spangly clean...
What car owner wouldn’t love to reduce the time they spend cleaning their car, increase the longevity of the brilliance of the paintwork, and increase the value of their vehicle—all in one easy step?
The installation of ceramic coating from an expert supplier like Auto SuperShield not only protects your car from the elements, but it ensures the factory paintwork beneath remains as silky smooth and colorful as the day it rolled off the factory line.
Head over to https://www.autosupershield.com/ceramic-coating to discover more and get in touch today to discuss your requirements.
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