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Washing Your Car by Hand Again for Spring

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Washing Your Car By Hand Again For Spring

Spring weather can be… unpredictable. The warmer weather entices us to go on a long car ride with the windows down, while the impending rain deters us from touchless car washes. It becomes a Catch 22. On pretty days, you want a pleasant drive with a clean vehicle. But why spend money on a professional car wash if you know rain is in the forecast? 


Thankfully, these concepts aren’t mutually exclusive. You can show off your hotrod without paying for a touchless car wash every few days. If you choose to hand wash your vehicle, you’ll save a little money and get to spend a little more time outdoors. It’s a win-win!

Simple Hand Washing Tips 

Handwashing doesn’t have to be complicated. You don’t need any fancy tools or products (though they certainly don’t hurt!). All you’ll need is a hose, some soap, a bucket, and a sponge. Just like in the drive-thru car wash, you’ll rinse the vehicle, get it soapy, rinse it again, and then dry it off. You can even add a car wax if you’re feeling fancy! 


Some tricks for hand washing your vehicle are:

  1. Invest in a good hose attachment so you can rinse your car efficiently and quickly. Don’t forget to spray down the wheels and undercarriage!

  2. Soap up your car with high-quality vehicle soap. (Unfortunately, dish soap won’t suffice!)

  3. Use microfiber towels to dry your vehicle. Go on a quick ride to ensure the undercarriage is dried off. 


Contact our technicians today to get started on your maintenance services. At Larry’s Independent Service in Mission Viejo, CA, our team of ASE-Certified auto technicians is here to help your car shine from the inside out. You can click on this embedded link to schedule an appointment, and don’t forget to Like us on Facebook for news and updates. We’re located at 25721 Taladro Circle Unit A, Mission Viejo, CA 92691, and we’re open Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM.


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