|Which is the best way to wash ?
When a car is washed every week, is it better
to wash the car:
1. With any of the car
shampoos in the market?
2. With car shampoos termed as "wash and
3. With water mixed with a little dishwashing detergent?
4. just with water and cloth?
I understand that if any soap or detergent is
not completely washed away, it will cause metal parts to rust easily. To wash away the detergent completely, we may have to use plenty of
What are the pros and cons for each of the
If you look at the conditions under which you
are driving every day, you will notice there is a lot
of oil and grime on the bodywork, and the best
way to get rid of this is by using a detergent. What
you need is a detergent that will break down the
oil and dirt, and wash off the paintwork and to
that end, even household washing detergent will
do the job as long as all the detergent is washed
off with plenty of water.
Be careful when using washing detergent because some of the cheaper
"no-name" brands contain caustic soda (sodium hydroxide), and this is
corrosive if not washed off with copious amounts of water. To be safe, you
can use a branded car wash or even dishwashing fluid, which is quite gentle.
The so-called wash and wax liquids are never as good as separate car wash
and followed by a waxing after the car has dried out.