Self-Service Car Wash
Are you damaging your car paint or actually washing your car? It’s important to always use proper washing and drying techniques. Swirl marks that disfigure your car are, in part, caused by poor washing technique. Regular washes and careful hand-drying is the best care that you can give your vehicle. Improper techniques not only impede the longevity of your car, but cause scratches in the paint, requiring compounding or polishing. You can avoid these problems and save yourself time by following a few simple tips when washing and drying your vehicle.
Apply pre-soak to remove road film prior to high pressure wash. Pre-soaking your vehicle will allow you to achieve a higher level of clean by breaking down grime and dirt.
02: High Pressure Rinse
Rinse the car completely with water to get rid of any loose dirt and dust accumulated on the surface. The purpose of rinsing before washing is to remove contaminants so they do not scratch the paint as they slide off the vehicle. The team at Gosda’s Car Wash says that it is beneficial to rinse your vehicle from top to bottom. By starting at the top, you will avoid sliding dirt into your previously rinsed area.
03: High Pressure Soap
Start washing the car from the top and working your way to the bottom. Also remember to wash down the vehicle as opposed to front to back. Make a few overlapping passes too. Since the lower panels are dirtiest, the experts at Gosda’s Car Wash recommend cleaning the windows and upper panels before cleaning the lower half, which will prevent transferring grit to the top half of the vehicle.
04: Foam Brush
For stubborn spots, like bugs or tar, use a foam brush to gently remove sticky contaminants without scratching.
PLEASE DO NOT USE BRUSH ON ENGINE
05: Engine & Tire Cleaner
Wanting to achieve that new vehicle feel with shiny rims? Spray your tires and engine down with our engine and tire cleaner. It is recommended to focus on one area at a time, so that the cleaner does not dry. After the cleaner has soaked for a few minutes, use our strong jet hose to rinse the entire area clean.