Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Wash Away the Winter Salt

All winter long, your vehicle's been getting coated with salt and grime from the roadways.

The salt not only looks bad, but can also corrode the paint job.

As winter is coming to a close, it's time to think about pressure washing all of that salt buildup off the pain, wheel wells, and undercarriage of your vehicle.

Rinse Thoroughly - Even though your car may not look that dirty, there's still tiny granules of salt, dust, and dirt that can be gently rinsed away without brushing them against the paint.

Blast Beneath - Spray clean the undercarriage and wheel wells with an angled extension wand or a pivot nozzle to keep pipes, wheel wells, and framing from rusting.

Use Soap - Fill your chemical injection system with pressure-washer approved detergent and soap up the entire vehicle.

Scrub-a-Dub - Use a rotating brush on tough stuck-on grime to scrub it loose and save your elbow grease for another day.

High-Pressure Rinse - Start at the top and rinse downward in smooth side-to-side overlapping strokes with detergent-free water to blast away all soap and grime.

Spray With Care - Pay attention, keep some distance, and angle your wand to avoid causing damage. Start with the wand a couple of feet from the surface and gradually move closer if you need more pressure.