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Washing the right way : 5 do’s and don’ts

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No matter how well-maintained your car’s interiors and engine are, if it looks dirty from the outside – people tend to downplay its value. Also, if you only clean your car when dirt accumulates, the shiny coat of paint will make way to ungainly spots. So, what to do? Let us list the do’s and don’ts!

Washing car the right way - do’s and don’ts

    1. Don’t let dirt accumulate
      After a long day, cars are not just covered in dust – splattered bugs and bird droppings play a part in ruining your car’s look. There’s an added disadvantage too: these bugs and droppings can react with the paint, causing harm to the paint in the long run. If you stay in an extra dusty area, make sure you wash your car every week – monthly washes will suffice otherwise.
    2. Keep it cool
      It happens – we wake up on a nice weekend afternoon, and decide to wash our cars. Don’t! If your car is standing in the sun, it will be at a high temperature – and cleaning at this juncture will cause deposits that can damage the paint. Wait until the heat comes down before cleaning!

    3. Clean bright, clean right
      Use cleaning products that are made for cleaning cars like specialized sponges or car-wash mitts. Don’t use dish soap or other household cleaners – they are way too strong for your car’s paint! Use specialty products to clean different parts of your car. Do wash the car in sections.

    4. Waxing will keep the shine from waning
      Contrary to popular belief, waxing preserves the shiny finish of your car. It is advised that you wax your car twice a year, once in the fall and again in the spring before the summer starts.

    5. An eye for the details
      Be on the lookout for chips or flakes on the body paint – and get them fixed accordingly, ASAP. These small aberrations usually develop into rust spots, which significantly mar the look of your car! By being proactive about maintaining the appearance of your car, you’ll have a vehicle you can be proud to drive for years to come. Ensure you discuss with this your mechanics and get their inputs on the same!

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