Most experts will recommend you wash your car every two weeks. It is a low-cost way of avoiding any damage to the paintwork and it can also help you keep your car’s resale value. You might also be looking to give your car a fresh look and that is essentially what car washes are for. Hand washing your car is the guaranteed way to make your car look almost as shiny and spotless as on the day when you first bought it. All you need to do now is find the perfect time to wash your car. Timing is essential. Wash it on a hot day and you might risk paint damage. Wash it on a windy day and you might risk making a mess of your driveway and building upon your cleaning duties. Knowing when to wash your car will definitely give you the motivation you need in order to get this cleaning task done. Knowing what to expect from each season will certainly help you make an informed decision.
Spring season provides you with all of the best weather opportunities for you to wash your car at your own pace, without having to worry too much about either getting wet or getting a sunburn. The mild temperatures make it easy for you to indulge in a thorough clean and as you get more hours in the day, you might also choose to plan ahead and book an allocated time for washing your car. Planning it in advance means you can have all the tools set up beforehand. This will help you be more efficient and help make the task more enjoyable.
You should never wash your car in extreme heat or direct sunlight, the reason being that the heat will dry up all the shampoo residue and rinse water, which can potentially leave water spots, streaks, drip marks, and ultimately damage the paintwork.
As you wait for the leaves to fall, you could also make the most of this weather opportunity to give your car a good wash. Mind those strong winds that will blow the foam of your vehicle and onto your driveway. Perhaps wait for a cloudy day, when you can comfortably stand in the shade and not have to worry about the winds blowing off all of the shampoo off the hood.
At this time of the year when the days are short and the nights are long, your window of opportunity to washing your car is somewhat reduced. Yet the winter season also gives you enough rain for you to try out a somewhat different car washing method. Washing your car in the rain has its own advantages. It not only saves you the time you were planning on spending on pre-rinsing, but it also keeps the soap and rinses water from drying up, thus preventing and eliminating water spots. Rain also rinses up the shampoo, which could end up saving you a lot of extra work.