Taking Your Car To A Car Wash
Cleaning Your Car In Direct Sunlight
Using Kitchen Soap Or Degreaser
Not Using Lubrication
Using Paper Towel Or Old T-Shirts
Not Cleaning From The Top To The Bottom
Cleaning In A Swirling Motion
Using Only One Bucket
Using Dirty Towels
Spraying Steering Wheel, Gas, And Brake Pedals
Applying Too Much Wax
Not Cleaning Your Tires
Washing Your Car In The Grass
- Neglecting Your Car Seats
Not Cleaning Your Windshield And Windows Properly
#2 Mistake – Cleaning Your Car In Direct Sunlight
#3 Mistake – Using Kitchen Soap Or Degreaser
#4 Mistake – Not Using Lubrication
#5 Mistake – Using Paper Towel Or Old T-Shirts
#6 Mistake – Not Cleaning From The Top To The Bottom
#7 Mistake – Cleaning In A Swirling Motion
#8 Mistake – Using Only One Bucket
#9 Mistake – Using Dirty Towels
#10 Mistake – Spraying Steering Wheel, Gas, And Brake Pedals
#11 Mistake – Applying Too Much Wax
Waxing your car should be easy as it sounds – Wax On, Wax Off. After you wash your car, you should wax it. There is no need to apply extra layers of wax. It’s just a waste of time and resources. Apply some wax until the surface gets a little bit white, and then wipe it off with a microfiber towel.
#12 Mistake – Not Cleaning Your Tires
The tires are the dirtiest part of the car. They are in constant contact with the mud and dirt. They deserve to be cleaned. Also, a nice and clean rims will give that extra shine to your car. So grab a bucket with soapy water, or a cleaning solution and clean your wheels. Also, make sure that you use a clean microfiber towel.
#13 Mistake – Washing Your Car In The Grass
This is something that you probably don’t think is a mistake. Some of you have nice backyards and you enjoy washing your car there. The big problem occurs when you rinse off your car, and all of the chemicals go down on the grass. Some of you have kids, some of you have pets. It is both dangerous for your kids and pets, as well as it is dangerous for the grass. In some countries, it is illegal to wash your car in a place where there is no drainage system nearby. So please, next time you wash your car, do it on your driveway. Safe the kids, the pets, and the grass.
#14 Mistake – Neglecting Your Car Seats
It is not enough just to vacuum your car seats. Whether you have leather or cloth seats, you have to clean them. Leather seats are easy to maintain. Whenever you spill something on leather sits, you can just wipe it off and give it a cool finish with some cleaning solution. When it comes to cloth seats, it’s a whole different story. If you spill something, you have to make sure that you clean the spot right away. If you are unable to do that, you need to make sure to dry it off. Driving around with a wet seat could create a mold, and you don’t want that. You need to make sure the interior of your car is clean for you and your family, especially if you have small kids or a pet. Pets can be messy. I personally drive my dog only in my van, and I have a special place for him in the trunk. It is an open trunk and my dog loves it. This way, when my dog comes in from the park all muddy and dirty, I have to clean only the trunk.