Winter is coming, and it’s time to think about winter car care. Washing your car should be easy, but sometimes it requires a little more attention than you would like. Here are six simple steps that will keep your car looking good all winter long.
1) Wash your car cover
2) Rinse your car cover with fresh water
3) Dry it with a clean rag
4) Apply wax or polish to protect against corrosion
5) Apply a layer of air freshener to mask any smells and keep the inside of your car smelling nice
6) Use a towel or cloth to dry off any moisture from the outside.
Car Care Basics
Before you wash your car, it’s important to know the basics. Here are a few tips to help you get started:
Always be sure to wash your car cover before washing your car.
Always use cold water, never hot water, when washing the car.
Rinse your cloth or towel with clean, cold water before drying the car cover.
Always dry off any moisture from the outside of the car before moving on to drying the inside of the car.
And remember to wax or polish your car every six months for protection against corrosion.
Wash Your Car Cover
First, you will need to wash your car cover. This is an important step because it helps keep the interior of your car clean and fresh for the winter. The best way to wash your car cover is to fill a bucket with enough water to cover the front of the car cover and then use a hose until the water runs clear.
Rinse Your Car Cover With Fresh Water
One of the most important steps that you should follow is to rinse your car cover before washing. Rinsing removes any dirt, bugs, and other substances from your car cover. This prevents them from getting trapped in the fabric of your car cover and causing damage.
Rinse your car cover with fresh water using a sprayer or bucket. Next, spray all four sides of your car cover and allow it to drip dry. Once the wet part is off, use a sponge or cloth to gently clean the area. Rinse out the sponge or cloth after each use so it doesn’t get moldy inside of it.
Dry It With A Clean Rag
A clean rag will dry off your car cover quickly and efficiently. First, use a clean, dry rag to remove any water left on the car cover. When you’re finished drying, use a clean cloth or towel to remove any excess moisture from the outside of the car.
Apply Wax Or Polish To Protect Against Corrosion
You should always try to protect your car from corrosion, which is a potential problem that can cause serious damage. It’s important to apply wax or polish on the exterior of your car to prevent it from deteriorating and becoming discolored. You can use this method for any type of weather.
Apply a layer of air freshener to mask any smells and keep the inside of your car smelling nice
It’s easy to keep your car smelling fresh and clean with a little air freshener. You can use an air freshener made by your favorite brand or purchase one at the store.
You can also make your air freshener in a few minutes using ingredients you probably already have around the house. You only need a few drops of essential oil, some water, and a paper towel.
Use A Towel Or Cloth To Dry Off Any Moisture From The Outside
This is one of the most important steps. The water from your car cover should dry up quickly, but a towel or cloth will ensure that you don’t have to worry about your car getting wet again while it dries.
Use these six easy steps to keep your car looking good all winter long!
How Often Should You Wash Your Car Cover?
The answer to this question is not simple. Some people will want to wash their car cover every few months, but others, who may be driving in dusty or rainy conditions, might need to wash theirs more often.
The best advice we can give you is to follow the manufacturer’s washing instructions included with your car cover. If it says something like “wash after each use” or “machine wash cold with mild detergent, do not put in the dryer as most materials will get damaged” then that would be a good guideline for how often you should wash your car cover.
Checking the manufacturer’s instructions and following them can help prevent any damage to your investment.
What Are Some Other Tips And Tricks?
One of the other tips and tricks is to use a mild detergent. You can also use water, but if you have a really dirty car cover, you’ll need to use a detergent. Another tips and trick are to use a soft brush (like one for dog fur) or a microfiber cloth when washing your car cover.
This will help remove dirt and debris from the fibers in your car cover without damaging it. And lastly, always wash your car cover on cold settings! If you wash it on hot settings, it could shrink the material or warp the shape of the covering.