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What Not to Use to Spring Clean Your Car

What Not to Use to Spring Clean Your Car

After the winter months, you’ll want to get your vehicle cleaned and ready for ready sunny spring days. Cleaning your car after winter is important because it removes the road salt and grime (which can cause rust) from your vehicle.

However, folks often make various mistakes during the process which end up affecting their vehicle. Below are a few things you should avoid doing when spring cleaning your vehicle.

Don’t Use A Cloth that has Fallen on the Ground

Be it your drying towel or your washcloth, if it fell on the ground, avoid using it again. The cloth will absorb dust particles and if you are using this to clean your car then can leave scratches on your car’s surface. Keep a few cleaning towels or washcloths handy while spring cleaning your car.

Don’t Use Any Soap Other Than Car Wash Solutions

Experts in the car care field say that dishwashing soap and other household cleaners should be avoided when cleaning your car, and only car wash solutions should only be used. Using other detergents might damage your paint and ultimately result in paint discoloration.

Avoid Washing Your Car Under Direct Sunlight

Most car washing experts say you should avoid washing your vehicle under the sun. To have an effective cleaning, you need to keep the cleaning solution on the surface of the car for some time before it’s rinsed off. If you wash it under direct sunlight then the car wash solution might dry up very fast and leave unwanted spots on the surface. Try washing your car in the evening, or you can use your hose to keep your car a wet during the cleaning process.

Avoid Using Only One Bucket of Water

You can use one bucket for soapy water and another to get fresh water for cleaning the car or rinsing your washcloth. You can add in one more bucket to use for creating the car cleaning solution. Often it has been seen that using one single bucket results in using the water which has dust particles from the washcloth in it, resulting in scratches in your car’s paint.

Don’t Use Old Clothes To Dry Your Car

Using old clothes or other materials to dry your car might result in scratches as well because apart from using microfiber cloths, other types of cloth can be abrasive and affect your vehicle. Microfiber cloths are soft and readily absorb the moisture from the surface and quickly dry your car without causing any damage.


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