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Chambersburg, PA
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Keeping your car clean isn't just about aesthetics, it can also help your car stay clean. Learn how to wash your car properly at home with these useful car washing tips.

Wash Your Car at Home Like a Pro

Washing your car may not seem like it's that important for your car's overall health. However, keeping your car clean can actually contribute to your car's wellbeing, helping to increase its lifespan. Taking trips to the carwash every couple of weeks can really add up, so it's not unusual for vehicle owners to skip washes often. Another option is to wash your car at home, which can keep your car clean without you having to spend your hard earned cash. Below are some tips from Cerberus Systems, Inc to help you wash your car like a pro.

Use Products Made for Cars

The first rule of washing your car is to always use the right products. This means household cleaners like dish soap or laundry detergent should never be used to wash your car. The reason this is so important is because while these cleaning products are great at doing their job, they can be way too harsh for your car. Dish soap may be great at removing grease from your dishes, but it can also strip your car of it's protective wax coating, leaving your vehicle's paint exposed to the harsh elements. Instead, purchase a car washing solution that is meant to be used on vehicles like yours. This will ensure your car gets clean and stays well protected.

Let Your Car Cool Down

This may not be something most people consider before starting to wash their car, but it's super important that your vehicle's body isn't hot when you start to wash it. If your car has been in the sun all day or if you just got home from running errands, you may notice that your car is hot to the touch. If you attempt to wash your car in this condition not only will you burn yourself, the heat will cause your car washing solution to dry onto your car before you have a chance to rinse it away. This will result in watermarks that will make your car look anything but clean.

Start With a Rinse

Now that your car has cooled down and you have your proper car washing solution, don't apply it onto your car right away. Even if you can't see it, it's very likely that you car has a layer of dust and dirt covering its exterior. Because of this, every car wash should start with a rinse. If you apply your car washing solution on your car without rinsing your vehicle first, you may end up scrubbing this dust and dirt into your paint job, causing tiny scratches all over. So, before scrubbing down your car, grab your hose and give your car a thorough rinse. Once your car has been rinsed off, go ahead and start scrubbing. Once your car is clean on the outside, it's the perfect time to ensure your car's engine is also clean and healthy. To keep your engine well protected and clean, give your car a synthetic oil change in Chambersburg, PA. To find the perfect synthetic oil for your car, contact Cerberus Systems, Inc. at (717) 658-1256. They can recommend products like AMSOIL's Signature Series 0W-40 Synthetic Motor Oil or you can also stop by their online store for even more products your car will love.

Dry Your Car Properly

Once your car has been scrubbed and rinsed, there's still more work to be done. Don't let all of your hard washing work go to waste by allowing your car to air dry. Doing so will lead to water spots and deposits forming on your car's body that won't look nice at all. To prevent this from happening, use a drying chamois or microfiber cloth to soak up the excess water left on your car. Driving your car around the block won't do the trick either, so invest the time into actually drying your car.

Add Some Finishing Touches

There are some parts of your car that will need extra attention and special products to get them as clean as possible. For example, since your tires and wheels come into contact with the road and the many substances on it, cleaning them will be a whole other job. You'll need a specific tire and wheel cleaning solution along with a soft-bristled brush to remove the built on dirt and debris. Next up are your car's windows. You may be tempted to just leave them after washing and rinsing your car, but using a window cleaner and a microfiber cloth on them can make a huge difference. Avoid using newspaper to get them clean since this can cause the ink printed on the paper to stain your windows.

Get a Synthetic Oil Change in Chambersburg, PA

If your car is ready for its next synthetic oil change in Chambersburg, contact Cerberus Systems, Inc. for product recommendations your car will love. Give them a call at (717) 658-1256 to get the personalized service you need.

 (717) 658-1256

 460 S Coldbrook Ave
Chambersburg, PA, 17201
United States
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