Just like any good hair care routine, washing your car actually includes a wash and a rinse step. The difference here? First, you should always rinse your car exterior off. By rinsing it, you get grit and grime sprayed away. That is important, because then, once you start scrubbing while washing, you aren’t rubbing and grinding those impurities into the car exterior.
After the wash, you should also actively dry your car. Instead of letting the sun and dry air do the work for you, use a detailing cloth to wipe off the water. This will prevent those pesky water spots from forming. Washing your car also may conjure up ideas of summer afternoons, but it’s actually the winter that is the most important time to keep up on cleaning. Because of winter road treatments (salting), ice , dirty snow and more, the winter months are rough on the car exterior. You should wash your car most frequently then.
When you are away from home, park away from high traffic areas. That may mean a longer walk into the store, but also increased protection from dents and scratches. Plus, you’ll get in some exercise, too!