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Nine Steps to Wash Your Car Like A Pro

Dec
19

Nine Steps to Wash Your Car Like A Pro

If you really care about the exterior of your car, don’t let the quickie car washes with the big brushes harm your car’s surface. It is better for you to spend a bright morning to do a DIY car wash that will give you the best result. To keep the car shiny and clean like its brand new condition, most people prefer to choose a wash and wax for achieving their goals. If you love your car and want to keep its flawless paintwork, you should know a few other things except washing and wax it. Regarding the needs for car’s maintenance, we got some helpful tips from Mike Pennington and also Rick McDonough of Meguiars to wash and maintain a clean car’s exterior. Here is the summary consisting of nine steps to wash your car like a pro.

  • Before starting the car wash, make sure that you have evaluated its condition to steer you towards how you should clean it. For a new car or the one that already comes with a good coat of wax on it, probably a wash and wax are enough to maintain it. If your vehicle has an average or neglected exterior, you may need to clean and polish it as well for the best maintenance.
  • Read the label and find out how to use it correctly. It is a must before you start using any type of car cleaning chemical to know the proper application of the items. The use of wax, soap, or detailer can vary from car to car and brand to brand. For a better result, it is recommended to invest in premium microfiber clothes and keep separate piles for those used on your car’s paint, windows, and wheels. Don’t forget to wash the towels and cleaning mitts after use.
  • Now, wash the car by yourself. Keep in mind that cleaning a vehicle will remove loose contaminants like dust, and mud from the car’s exterior. If you want to get the best result as you wish, a car washing soap is the best option. We don’t recommend a liquid detergent or dish cleaner because these choices can damage the car’s paint and strip away wax. Start the washing process by rinsing the car first to remove any larger piece of dirt that potentially causes scratches when washing.
  • Remove the stain from the paint after washing the entirely part of the car. It would be easy for you to see scratches, swirls, and maybe oxidations in the paint. Try to feel for bonded contaminants like overspray or tree sap that can’t be removed by washing it. You can run your hand over a cleaned surface to find such a little bumps, then go a step further to clean your car. You can use a clay bar for this stain removal. It will simply remove everything from the surface of the vehicle including wax. It will also restore smoothness to the paint. For using the clay bar, you can start by kneading it into a flat wafer and then use a detailer as a lubricant. Now, hold it in the palm of one hand and then run it across the surface of the car. If you find scratches and etching below the surface, you can use a compound for the solution. You can apply them by hand using applicator pads or a dual-action polisher after that wiped away soon after the application. A compound paint cleaner that we mentioned here usually needs to be worked into the finish, and sometimes it requires a 2nd, 3rd, or 4th application.
  • For optional step, you can apply polish by hand or with a dual-action polisher. The conditioning oils of polish add depth of color and even maximum gloss before waxing, especially for a car with dark colors.
  • Now, the step for waxing. This optional step adds a layer of protection from UV rays to prevent fading or any other things that may land on the paint. Besides that, it can preserve the high gloss finish. Wax is available in several different forms like liquid, paste, and spray. You need to find out the weaknesses and strengths of each type of wax to know the right kind that you need for your car.
  • After we have done with all work of washing, cleaning and even protecting the car, now move to the next step in maintaining its appearance. Take a spray detailer and clean microfiber cloth in the trunk for removing dust, overspray, and bird droppings quickly. You can take the alternative step of a one-step cleaner wax if your car is relatively clean. You can clean, polish, and protect the vehicle in one product after washing it.
  • It is time to clean the windows. We are not recommending such a household glass cleaners because they contain ammonia which can cause damage to the car’s window tint. It is better to choose an auto window cleaner for the best result.
  • The last step is washing the wheels. We want to share the latest tips to clean the wheels using a product that has been specifically formulated for the type of your wheel. If you are not sure with the kind of your wheels, it is better for you to take a product that is formulated for all kind of wheels which is an acid-free pH balanced.

2019 Chevrolet Equinox News

Oct
27
2019 Chevrolet Equinox

2019 Chevrolet Equinox

2019 Chevrolet Equinox

Here it is, the midsize crossover SUV from Chevrolet: Equinox. The first generation Equinox was produced in Ingersoll, Ontario, Canada exclusively at the CAMI Automotive GM/Suzuki joint venture plant. Chevy claims that it is a compact ute, in fact, the Equinox is not small at all. It is the least expensive choice of Chevrolet’s lineup, with a base price of around $21,560. Recently, Chevrolet has announced the next iteration of the 2019 Chevrolet Equinox that is actually the next-generation model we are anticipating. As we know, Chevy had released back the second generation of the Equinox car in 2010, and it was a good looking model. This model was refreshed for the 2016 model year, and now we are anticipating for the vehicle to gain an added expansion as the company is going to introduce the next generation model of the Equinox. The news about the upcoming model of Equinox became very interesting as it was really an unexpected feature. The model of the equinox has not lived a long life after the update has happened it will now already be upgraded with several expansions which are going to address the entire car. Here is what we got about the 2019 Chevrolet Equinox news.

The upgrades of the third-generation Equinox

The newt 2019 Chevrolet Equinox will address the entire car including the interior and the exterior as well. We are very enthusiastic to see the changes and updates added to the entire design of the car and also the interior setup, too. We got some news saying that the car is going to upgrade the inside part of the next model with numerous inclusions. All the upgrades will of course help with the comfort, usability, and also infotainment. But the design of the next model is also going to be tweaked up a bit, apparently. Not only the new look for the next model, but Chevy is also preparing an upgrade for the safety feature, and they’ve already announced the changes and additions regarding the upcoming model’s safety. With the updates and changes of the safety feature, it will take care of the car and the people as well much better.

Upgrades of 2019 Chevrolet Equinox Specs

Let’s leave all about the changes on the next-generation Equinox’s interior and some because we have the most important factor here. Well, the engine lineup is considered as the most important factor for the third-generation of Chevrolet Equinox that we are anticipating. Based on the recent news, this next model will be the first Chevrolet car to have an all-turbocharged and multi-engine lineup that is released for the North American market. Not only that, Chevy plans this model as the marks of the first introduction of a diesel engine for this mode to make its way to American soil. This engine is going to bring more versatility than the other one for the drivers and all interested parties.

Excitingly, the third-generation Equinox is going to compete for in the compact SUV segment – we can’t wait to see it in the battle. The presence of the next Equinox is due to the changes made to the dimensions of the car. The most notable part that put this car into the compact SUV segment is the increase made to the cargo which now expands ever much further compared to the last time. Previously, we said that the Equinox had been classified as a midsized-car model in the previous incarnation of it and now it will become a compact one.

The Chevrolet Equinox, in the current segment (as the midsize car), has been the second best car. Apparently, the maker of this car wants to usher it on the success that the car has had so far. That’s the main reason of the maker to introduce the new generation model. This reason is also the one for the lack of any big changes to its exterior. Seemingly, there was a small gap between the last upgrade and the introduction of the next model. Luckily, it is pretty clear now since Chevy has announced all the newest details about the new generation. After getting all details of the third-generation Equinox, we are so enthusiastic to learn the release date and read every review about the new car.

2019 Chevrolet Equinox Release Date

Although it is labeled as a 2019 model year, the new 2019 Chevrolet Equinox is going to be announced in 2018. Apparently, they are going to push this next model out pretty early, and this car will be offered in June 2018. It is a close prediction remembering that the details of the release date have been leaked. Probably it is great for the new Equinox, and it seems to be even better than the last one. If you are also wondering about the price of the next model, apparently it won’t be far from the price of the current model because of the small changes they have made for the exterior. However, there are lots of upgrades on the next car that have influenced the price. Based on the official price now, the new model is going to be offered for about $24,475 that is only approximately $1,400 higher than the price of the current model.

Official Website: http://www.chevrolet.com/