Washing and drying your car frequently is the best way to maintain the quality and condition of your car’s paint. Not only will it keep the exterior looking flawless and clean every time, but it will also improve the longevity of your car and its paintwork. After all, who doesn’t like to drive a car that looks like new, even after many years of use? Before we talk about how to best dry your car, let’s also look at a little about car washing.
dry the car after washing it
Car wash, how to dry the car after washing it
As you know, washing your car frequently is a good way to remove all loose dirt, bird droppings, and road film from the exterior of your car.
A tried and tested way to wash your car is to use the two bucket wash system. In this system, one bucket contains soapy water and the other bucket contains clean water for rinsing. Wash your car with soapy water first. Take a cloth, wash a sponge or glove, and soak it in the soapy water. With this soapy water, clean the exterior surface of your car. Dip as many times as you like to keep your cloth / glove / sponge moist enough to clean the car.
Once you are done with the first round, wash the cloth / sponge in clean water. Now, you can wipe the car clean and wash it each time to remove the soapy water. Alternatively, you can water or pour water all over the car to clean up the soapy water. The choice depends entirely on what is most comfortable for you.
Here are some tips to keep in mind while washing.
- Never wash the car when it is hot because the water will evaporate quickly and can leave water stains.
- Always make sure to clean your car in a shady place.
- Wash the wheels and tires first, as this is where most of the dirt collects.
- Do not use the same water that you used to wash the wheels and tires, to wash the body of your car.
- Buy the right tools needed to clean your car well. Some tools that can be helpful are a wheel scrub brush, car shampoo, and a fairly long water hose to spray water all over the car.
- Never clean your wheels if they are still hot after driving.
With all this, your car is sure to wash well. But does it end there?
Not at all, because drying the car is another important aspect of car maintenance and is often overlooked as well.
Car drying, how to dry the car after washing it
One of the first questions that will surely pop up in your mind is, why should you bother drying your car? Washing it makes sense because you have to remove all the grime and grime. Can’t let your car air dry instead of bothering to wipe it with a microfiber cloth?
Well, if you do, it’s as good as not washing at all. When water evaporates from your car, it leaves unsightly looking water stains, to say the least. Also, these water droplets tend to contain small amounts of dirt and dust left over from washing, so your car isn’t completely clean until you dry it.
Sometimes there is also the possibility of an oversight where you may have overlooked cleaning some part of your car, or you would not have given that area the best wash. After all, we are all smokers and mistakes and oversights are likely to occur. When you dry your car, you also remove them, giving your car a nice, clean finish.
Now that you know the importance of drying, let’s see how you should do it.
Yes, there is a process involved and you can’t just grab an old towel, clean everything, and move on, especially if you want to have a clean finish. After all, you’ve taken the time to wash your car, so you could spend a few more minutes drying to make your effort worthwhile.
Car drying process: how to dry the car
To dry your car, follow the steps below.
- As a first step, spray water from a medium pressure hose. Rinse your car one more time allowing the water to flow freely over the surface of the car. But be sure not to spray water directly on it. This helps remove any additional dirt or dust and also removes water droplets that might contain dirt.
- Let your car drip dry for a minute or two. Meanwhile, prepare your drying tools.
- It is a good idea to invest in the best microfiber cloth and a good quality squeegee. In fact, if you have a paintless squeegee, use it on your windows to clean the water ….