A car needs regular cleaning to make it shine as bright as possible. But the advantage of pampering your car does not stop at this visual pleasure. Indeed, you will notice over time that your vehicle ages rather well, and that the bodywork remains as beautiful as it was on the first day. However, washing still lends itself to a few imperatives, otherwise the opposite effect to longevity will occur.
THE BEST MOMENTS
If you have a new car, you don’t necessarily need to clean your vehicle every day, let alone every week. Moreover, if she sleeps in a closed garage, she will be more protected against morning dew and bad weather. The visit to the car wash once a month will be more than enough. On the other hand, on a car that is already a certain age, the frequency will have to increase slightly, but not every day. Rust will be more stressed in this case, especially if you leave it in an open-air car park, even if protected by a tarpaulin or blanket. Preferably, choose a morning wash, when the sun is not yet too high in the sky.
THE MOST EFFECTIVE MEANS
True enthusiasts and experts will tell you; nothing beats a good manual wash. On the one hand, you will not be able to avoid the slightest recalcitrant stain or places inaccessible by automatic washers such as wheel wells or the chassis. On the other hand, the sheet metal will be subjected to less stress than the rollers of a car wash or the pressure of a karcher. These could at least scratch your paint, at worst create bumps on sensitive areas. Only the time factor and water consumption could deter you if you are in a hurry.
Some parts of a vehicle are quick sources of rust when washing is not done properly. Therefore, make sure to clean the entire underside of the car and the wheel wells regularly and thoroughly, especially if you do a lot of tracks. The hardening sludge is a rapid corrosion trigger. On the body side, take time to dry the joint parts well to prevent water from stagnating in these areas: under windshield seals, doors, trunk and hood, among others.