If you’re looking for a way to clean your car fast and efficiently, then the pressure washer could be the right tool for you. Pressure washers can do a better job cleaning your car and achieving the smoothest, most spotless appearance. It’s an efficient and effective method to clean the exterior as well as for under car. They’re easy to use, they’re practical, and they aid in helping you save your water… The list of benefits goes without stopping.
We’ve laid out all you need to be aware of when using pressure washers — and it’s a lot easier than you imagine.
Steps to pressure wash car exterior
Here are four steps to clean your car’s exterior with pressure effectively!
Choose a good spot for car washing
When you use a high-pressure hose, it is essential that you should park your car in an open spot for example, a large driveway. It is essential to separate your vehicle from any other vehicles or objects you don’t like to see getting wet or damaged by water. Also, you should ensure that you’re near an outlet to plug into your pressure washer particularly since certain electric pressure washers cannot be used using extension cords.
Choose the appropriate pressure washer
When cleaning your vehicle, it is important to make use of a pressure washer that has the right power (PSI – pounds/square inch) and flow of water (GPM which is gallons per Minute). The greater the PSI is, the greater the force that water will experience as it leaves the top of the wash. The greater the GPM the greater amount of water that the washer releases.
There are gas and electric-powered pressure washers. Gas pressure washers are a much larger cleaning capacity and are not suitable for tasks that are not as demanding, for example, cleaning your car or truck. To avoid damaging your vehicle, it’s best to make use of the electric model with the correct PSI.
Rinse your car
Clean your car thoroughly to remove dirt, mud, bugs, or other debris that has accumulated on the exterior of your car. The best nozzles to protect your paint from damage will be either the 25-degree green or the white 40-degree nozzle. Spray water on the ground for a trial spray in order to make sure that the water pressure isn’t overly powerful. It is recommended to begin pressure washing about 4 to 5 feet and then move closer to around one foot. Spray the water over your vehicle in an upward direction to reduce the possibility of damaging the paint on your car.
Applying detergent and rinsing
The majority of pressure washers come with compartments that are designed for cleaning soaps. It is important that you use a detergent specifically designed for use with pressure washers. The detergent should be rinsed about three to four feet from your car, beginning from the top and then moving down. Also, you should keep the washer at a 45-degree angle to perform the rinsing.
Steps to pressure wash car undercarriage
The steps below will help you effectively clean the undercarriage of your car
Lift up the car
It is necessary to go underneath the car to clean or to raise your vehicle up using steady jacks. The car can be lifted up the most effective method to wash the undercarriage thoroughly as well as remove rust and grease staining.
Pressure wash undercarriage
Spray the undercarriage using car shampoo and clean the car using the pressure washer. Pressure washers are the most effective tool for getting rid of dirt, oil, and grease that has built up on the car.
Apply a cleaning agent
Apply only to the undercarriage, not on the wheel, and not on other surfaces. The best way to apply this is using the pressure spray of the pressure washer. If not, spray using the bottle.