How to Wash Your Car on Your Own

📅 February 10, 2020

⏱️1 min read

Washing your car on your own will not only help save you some cash, but it is actually really very therapeutic. If it is your first time to wash your first car ever and do not know where to start, here is a step-by-step instruction on how to clean your car:

First, you have to move your vehicle into some part of your house where there is proper shade. You can wash your car under a tree if that is the only place where there is shade in your house. You have to do this one hour before you actually wash and clean your car. Why do you have to move your car to a shaded area? The reason behind this is that when you use the soap, it will prevent it from drying to the paint when you are already washing it. Aside from drying the paint, leaving your car in an area that is not shaded will also leave water spots on your car's paint. Overall, this will help you not ruin your car's paint.

The second step on how to wash your car would be preparing the materials that you need. You will, of course, need some soap and some water together with a sponge. Do not ever use dish soap or laundry soap when you are washing your car. Some soaps are made especially for cars, and you can buy this from a nearby auto shop. When you have your materials ready, mix the soap with a bucket of water. Dip the sponge and wipe it to your car.

Now that you are washing your car, you start with the wheels, the roof and then the rest of the car. Do a straight line motion instead of a circular motion when wiping the sponge to your car. Whatever you do, don't "rinse" the vehicle with the old dirty water. Only rinse the car with clean water.

Hopefully, these how to wash your car will help you clean your car and make it look like brand new again. Remember, whether you clean your car yourself or pay a company to do it, you will need to factor it in as one of the many costs of owning a car.