How to clean the exterior of your car

9 STEPS

Cleaning your car is easier than you think, even if you’ve never done it before.

WHAT YOU'LL NEED

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Fill a bucket with water and the car wash soap

Follow the instructions for how much to use. Also, use a separate bucket just for rinsing your mitt.

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Rinse the car with a hose. Focus on really dirty areas first, like the wheel wells.

Use the cleaning mitt or bumper brush and soapy water.

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Clean the rims by spraying in a back and forth horizontal motion, working your way up the tire

Fully clean one wheel well before moving onto the next one

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Using a stiff brush, clean the tires.

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Now it’s time to wash the body of the vehicle. Start at the top and work your way down.

If any pieces of dirt/grime get into the mitt, rinse it out to prevent scratching

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Once you’ve soaped it all down, time to give it a rinse with the hose.

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Time to dry the car

Try to prevent water spots from occuring

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Finally, grab the tire shine and spray it on your tires

Let it stand for about 10-15 minutes to prevent wet product from slinging up onto the paint

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Your car should now look as good as new!