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11/28/2018
Taking your car to the car wash every few weeks ensures that it stays in good shape, but the amount you spend may not be great for your wallet. Learn how to wash you car like a pro in this post.

Tips to Help You Wash Your Car Like a Pro

Keeping your car in great shape requires a bit of maintenance. When you hear maintenance, you may be quick to think oil changes and tuneups which are very important. However, most people are also quick to forget about car washes. Yes, getting your car washed will make it look nice and shiny, but regular car washes can also help ensure your car stays in better shape for much longer. The only problem is that paying for a car wash every two weeks can get expensive. If this is what's stopping you, why not wash your car yourself? Use these tips from Syntex Lubricants to get the job done yourself.

Avoid Using Household Cleaners

If you want to get your car's exterior clean and keep it in great shape, you have to be sure you're using the proper car washing solution. Many people think that household cleaners like dish soap and hand soap can be used to wash their car, but these should never be used on your car's paint. While these may be great at doing their job, they aren't meant to be used on a car. Many of these soaps and detergents can be way too harsh and can strip your car of protective coatings, such as your car's wax. This leaves your paint exposed to the elements and any other harsh chemicals you may come across on the road. If you don't have any car washing solution at home, wait until you have some to wash your car.

Use the Right Products Where Needed

Certain parts of your car will need specific cleaning solutions in order to get them back to their best. For example, your tires and wheels actually come into contact with the road, meaning they're more likely to have built on dirt and debris that can be harder to get rid of. Since most wheels are made of different metals, they can withstand harsher chemicals and may need a tougher solution to get them clean. Use a solution made to get your wheels clean and don't be afraid to use a soft-bristle brush to scrape of any built on debris.

Rinse off Your Car First

Now that you have your cleaning solutions and tools at hand, you're almost ready to start cleaning. Before applying your car washing solution onto your car's body, don't forget to rinse it off first. This may seem like it's not all that important, but it really is. In between washes your car will develop a layer of dirt and debris on its body. Even if you can't see it, it's definitely there. If you don't rinse your car off first, your washing efforts can cause this debris to scratch your car's paint. To prevent this from happening, start all of your washes with a rinse. This will ensure that all of the dirt on your car gets washed away before you start scrubbing. Keep your car's insides just as clean as the outside with a synthetic oil change in Kyle. Find a great synthetic oil for your car by contacting Syntex Lubricants at (512) 848- 8240. They can recommend products like AMSOIL Oil's Signature Series 0W-40 Synthetic Motor Oil.

Avoid Washing a Hot Car

Before you start washing your car, there's one more thing on the checklist: make sure your car isn't hot. If your car has been sitting in the sun all day or if you've been driving it all day, chances are the body is hot to the touch. This can lead to your suds drying on your car's body before you have a chance to rinse them away. Unfortunately, this can lead to unsightly water spots that will make your car look anything but clean. Move your car into the shade and let it completely cool off before starting to wash it.

Don't Let Your Car Air Dry

Once your is nice and clean, don't let your hard work go to waste by allowing it to air dry. Even if you're feeling a bit tired after all the washing work, the extra effort to dry it is definitely worth it. Keep in mind that allowing your car to air dry can also lead to water spots that will make all your washing efforts go to waste. So grab a drying chamois and start soaking up that excess water.

GiveYour Car a Synthetic Oil Change in Kyle

Now that your car is looking like new, get the insides feeling just as great. Give your car a synthetic oil change using the best oil around. Contact Syntex Lubricants at (512) 848- 8240 or visit their online shop to find the best AMSOIL Oil products for your vehicle.
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