Regularly washing your car is important to keep up the look of your Orlando Toyota. Washing your car yourself is easy and great way to save money. While physically washing the car is not the difficult part, knowing what to do and what not to do before, during and after the car wash is the real battle. There are a lot of ways to wash a car, but we’ve consulted our Toyota service technicians and there are some very important do’s and don’ts to keep in mind when you wash your car yourself!
Hear it right from our Toyota service experts!
Don’t wait to wash the dead bugs and bird droppings off of your car! Both of these have acidic properties that can eat into the paint of your Orlando Toyota. The hot Florida sun can bake these things into your car’s clear coat and cause damage that can only be repaired by sanding it down and repainting. Take a look in our Toyota Parts Department for bug removal spray to help get those extra pesky ones off!
Do rinse your car off before washing. Spray the whole car with water to help remove loose dirt, leaves and debris. By removing these things you will reduce the chance of scratching your paint with clinging dirt when washing.
Don’t use household cleaning solutions for your Orlando Toyota car wash! It is a myth that dish soaps, hand soaps and laundry detergents are ample substitutes. These are typically too harsh for exterior car paint and will cause damage if continually used. Experts in our Toyota Service Center recommend using Toyota Liquid Car Wash for the best clean possible!
Keep your Orlando Toyota squeaky clean!
Don’t use any materials to wash your car that can scratch it. Use only soft, microfiber cloths or a large sponge. Ensure that the cloth or sponge is clean and doesn’t have any dirt or lint that can cause hairline scratches to your paint. Make sure the cloth or sponge is well saturated in the soapy solution as to reduce friction against the paint.
Do rinse out and clean the sponge or cloth after each car wash. Toyota Service techs recommend that after you’ve washed your car, squeeze out the soapy water and rinse it to ensure there is no dirt or particles in it that can damage your car when you wash it next.
Don’t allow the water on your car after a wash to dry on its own. Hard water has a high mineral content that will leave noticeable water spots on your Orlando Toyota after the water has evaporated. To dry your car after a wash, our Toyota service tips suggest using a terry towel or chamois cloth to wipe down the water!
While these car wash tips are useful knowledge, not everyone has time to wash their car! If you would like to get a quality car wash, bring it to our friendly Toyota Service Center in Orlando! Call us at (866) 454-1614 or stop by! We’re located at 16851 State Rd. 50, between the Florida Turnpike and Highway 27!