8 Easy Tips to Wash the Exterior of Your Car

Do you drive your car dirty because you cannot find time to take it to the service station? Many of us do the same, not knowing that we don’t have to. You do not have to take your car to the service station for a wash anymore as you can book services online. How?

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However, if you have the time and energy to wash your car, here are some tips to help you get the work done effectively and efficiently.

Easy Tips to Help Make Your Car Sparkling Clean

The following tips are on preparing washing solutions and selecting the suitable material for cleaning the exterior of your car:

1. Prepare a Homemade Solution

Get a head start on your next car wash by making your baking soda cleaner. Pour ¼ cup of baking soda into a 4-quart container, and add ¼ cup of dishwashing liquid. Mix well and store your preparation for later use. When it’s time to wash the car, stir the mixture vigorously and pour 1 cup of it into a bucket filled with lukewarm water. Stir to mix, and you’re ready to wash your car.

2.  Use Baby Wipes

Need express window cleaning? Clean your windshield and the windows of your car by rubbing them with baby wipes that you have stored in your glove compartment. What could be easier?

3. Clean the Windshield with Coke

A dirty windshield is a disaster! Clean dirty windshields with Coke (or a cola drink). Get rid of streaks and stains by cleansing with this carbonated drink. Spread a towel across the bottom of the windshield to protect the paint and other areas. Wash the windows directly with Coke and a cloth. The bubbles will remove the dirt. Be sure to wash off the fallen drops thoroughly; otherwise, they will attract dust and dirt.

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4. Opt for a No-wax Wash

No more waxing your car! Add one cup (250 mL) of kerosene to a 12-liter bucket filled with water. Wash the car with this solution. You do not have to wet your vehicle before or need to rinse it after cleaning it. Plus, the water will slide off your car the next time it rains. In addition, this solution reduces the risk of rust.

5.  Use Hair Conditioner

Shine your car with a bit of lanolin-containing hair conditioner. Skeptical? You’ll be convinced when you see your car’s “freshly” waxed look and the surface repels raindrops.

6.  Wash Windows with Ammonia

Put 60 ml of ammonia in 1 liter of water. Pour your mixture into a bottle fitted with a spray bottle. Use it as needed to wash your windshield and windows. Using a sponge to clean and a soft cloth or paper towel to wipe surfaces is best.

7.  Don’t Forget the Windshield Wipers

If your windshield wipers are dirty, they will streak into your windshield instead of cleaning it every time you use them. Prepare a solution to clean them thoroughly by mixing ¼ cup of ammonia in a liter of water. Lift each windshield wiper and clean it from all sides with a rag or paper towel soaked in your solution. Next, wipe down your windshield wipers to remove the last dirt residue.

If the windshield washer reservoir is empty (and it still looks like it is!), use an amazing product to clean your windshield: a sanitary napkin. Hide a box in the trunk to help you out. Hold it on the side of the sticker and vigorously rub the cushioned part on your windshield. The glass will shine clean!

8.  Shine the Lights

Keep your headlights shiny and clean (and yourself safe) by scrubbing them with an old pair of pantyhose soaked in glass cleaner.

Hope these tips will be helpful in making the washing of your car easier for you.

However, if you think you don’t have the time or energy to do this, you can book car wash and car detailing services at home through the Mahir Company app in just 3 clicks.