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How to Wash Your Car

Watch more How to Clean Your Car videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Learn how to wash your car the correct way. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Park your car Park your car away from other cars, preferably in a shady spot so the water won't dry before you've finished washing the car. Step 2: Rinse tires Rinse a tire and hubcap with the hose. Then, spray the tire wall with tire cleaner and let it seep in for 10 seconds. Scrub the wall and the hubcap with your brush, wash mitt, or rag. Step 3: Finish the tires Hose the wheel off. Then, repeat the process on the other three wheels. Step 4: Prepare the soap Fill the bucket with warm water and soap according to the instructions on the bottle of car-wash soap. You'll need between five and 10 gallons of soapy water, depending on the size of your car. Tip Don't use dishwashing detergent in place of products that are formulated for cars, or you'll risk stripping the finish off your vehicle. Step 5: Rinse the car Spray the entire exterior of the car with the hose to wash away any visible grime. Make sure not to miss the roof -- stand on a stepladder if you can't reach. Step 6: Wash the roof Using your soapy water and sponge, give the roof a good rub down. Step 7: Wash the car Hose the soap off the roof and then continue soaping, scrubbing, and rinsing the trunk, then the hood, and finally each side of the car. Tip Hose off the soap right after scrubbing to prevent residue from sticking to the car. Step 8: Dry Wet the chamois slightly with the hose, just until it's damp. Dry the entire vehicle with the chamois, wringing it out as you go. Tip After the car has dried completely, if it needs a waxing, use wax and a soft sponge. Step 9: Do the windows Clean the inside and outside of the four windows, the windshield, and the rear window with glass cleaner and paper towels. Did You Know? The 1976 movie Car Wash, featuring Richard Pryor, was shot at a real car wash in Los Angeles.
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