10 Car Wash Misconceptions That Could Be Risky For Your Car

10 Car Wash Misconceptions That Could Be Risky For Your Car

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Have you ever wondered about the potential risks related to your usual car wash routine? As car owners, we frequently assume we are doing the best for our vehicles, but what if common beliefs are putting them at risk?

To help you keep your car looking good and running well, let’s debunk some common myths about car washes and learn how to wash your car safely and effectively.

It Is Safe To Use Detergent To Wash Your Car

Some car owners still think dish soap can be used instead of car wash shampoo, which is a common mistake. Despite what most people believe, dish soap can remove the wax layer that protects your car’s paint, leaving it open to damage from the elements.

Alternatively, use specially developed car wash shampoos, such as those sold by Sonax Singapore, which are made to remove dirt and grime from your car without damaging its exterior paint.

Car Washing And Cleaning Are Similar Services

Did you know that there’s a difference between cleaning and washing? Car washes concentrate on washing the car’s exterior and getting rid of any accumulated debris and dirt. It’s a quick and easy approach to protect your car’s paint and wax finishes by removing anything that can cause damage.

However, car cleanings involve greater attention to detail, require more time to finish, and are advised to be done at least a few times a year. Whether you do it yourself or hire a detailer, car cleanings focus on the interior and any stubborn spots and blemishes that regular washes cannot remove from the exterior.

Automatic Car Washes Are Better Than Hand Wash

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Car detailing and hand washing are your best bets for that showroom shine. This is because a hand wash lets you clean every part of your car, making sure it’s spotless.

Additionally, you can spend your time scrubbing tough stains and dirt that an automatic washer could overlook. The only drawback of hand washing your car is that it requires more time and work, though the results are often worth the effort.

Rainy Days Are Equivalent To A Car Wash

People often assume that rainwater can be used instead of an actual car wash, but that’s not the case. Rainwater can contain contaminants and minerals. As the rainwater evaporates and the minerals dry onto the surface, it can leave water marks on your car.

A professional car wash offers numerous advantages over waiting for the rain to clean your car, including specialised cleaning products and processes, thorough dirt, grime, and pollutants removal, and a safe cleaning experience for your vehicle.

Rainwater, on the other hand, may provide a quick surface cleaning, but it cannot compete with the cleaning ability of a proper car wash.

Old T-shirts Make For A Good Cleaning Tool

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A material with a smooth surface, like an old T-shirt, is the last thing you want to use to clean your car. These kinds of textiles won’t be able to absorb tiny particles, so they will only spread dirt all over your car and possibly create new micro-scratches.

Using a high-quality microfiber towel can help prevent mishaps. Its deep surface offers a buffer zone that collects dirt instead of rubbing it into the paint finish.

Hold Off On Cleaning The Car Until It’s Really Dirty

Some drivers believe that waiting to wash their cars until they are dirty is better because it saves them time and effort. Unfortunately, long-term damage might result from this mistake.

Contaminant buildup can cause paint deterioration and expose the vehicle to environmental hazards. Regularly using premium products like Sonax to clean the car preserves its appearance and value.

Air Drying Your Car Is Acceptable

Driving around or air-drying your car is a bad idea! The last thing you want after washing your car is for it to air dry because that will leave watermarks. To prevent this, blot the water with soft microfiber cloths rather than dragging them across the paint.

New Cars Don’t Have To Be Washed Regularly

Since new cars appear clean, some owners think they don’t need to be washed routinely. These misconceptions, however, undervalue the significance of preventive maintenance.

Over time, environmental pollutants can damage paint and trim, even on newly bought cars. Regular cleaning protects the car’s longevity and value by preventing long-term damage and preserving its appeal.

Washing Your Car On A Hot Day Is Fine

Some car owners assume that washing their car on a hot day is safe since the sun will quickly dry it. However, this myth can result in water marks and streaks. When washing a car in the sun, cleaning solutions and water evaporate too quickly, leaving residue behind.

Avoiding The Use Of Sonax Car Shampoo As It Lacks Professional Quality

Contrary to popular belief, Sonax Car Shampoo is not only for everyday usage. Sonax is a global car care company supplying top-tier products for consumers and professional detailers.

With a dedicated R&D department and a commitment to innovation, Sonax assures that its car shampoo and other products exceed the highest professional requirements, disproving the myth of poor quality.

Elevate Your Car Care Routine With Lambency Detailing

Ready to give your car the treatment it deserves? Visit Lambency Detailing and experience the difference with Sonax products in Singapore. Our award-winning expert team is dedicated to providing top-tier car care solutions that enhance your vehicle’s appearance and longevity.

Learn more about the various products and services offered by Lambency Detailing. Schedule an appointment with us today to receive comprehensive exterior and interior detailing for your car! Reach out to us via WhatsApp at 9658 5808 or send an email to lambency@quantum-globe.com.

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