We all know you love your Hyundai - so why not take the best possible care of it?
Let’s start with the tools you’ll need to do the best job of washing your Hyundai vehicle, all of which can be purchased from a reputable DIY or car supply store.
For the engine:
- Engine room cleaner
- Cleaning towels or an Air Gun (if you have one)
For the interior:
- Vacuum cleaner
- Cleaning towels
- Interior-specific surface cleaner
For the exterior:
- Car wash soap (not household detergents).
- A big paintbrush
- Cleaning towels
Then, carefully follow these six simple steps:
Step 1: Clean the engine
- For safety when cleaning the electrical components of your Hyundai, we recommend waterless washing
- Spray the cleaner onto the engine and then wait for a while
- Blow the engine cleaner off with an air gun OR wipe it away with cleaning towels
Step 2: Clean the interior
- Remove valuables and carpets from the car’s interior
- Vacuum the floors, floor mats, seats and all compartments
- Also vacuum the door panels and the console
- Wipe all surfaces and clean all vents with your paintbrush
Step 3: Rinse the exterior before a wash
- Rinse the car’s exterior to remove all the large dirt particles first.
Step 4: Soap wash
- Fill a bucket with car wash soap and warm water.
- Using a wet wash cloth, clean the body of the car.
Step 5: Rinse soap away
- Rinse the car with water until it is soap-free.
- Do a final rinse if you’re not sure all the soap is gone.
Step 6: Dry and polish
- Dry the car with a clean chamois cloth.
- Only wipe the windscreen from left to right.
- Then, apply tyre polish.
Pro tip: There are often sets of 4 and 2 in cars (tyres and side mirrors, for example). Clean things in sets, and you’ll save yourself some time.
At Hyundai, we like to be thorough in everything we do – from perfecting our vehicle designs to manufacturing the tiniest car parts to the highest standard.
It’s why we’ve also added the following car-washing tips, so that you can wash your Hyundai thoroughly and safely, while still keeping it in perfect condition.
- Always ensure that electrical extension cords are kept at a distance to avoid electrocution.
- Try to use a washcloth instead of a sponge. Sponges have a habit of picking up granular dirt that can scratch your car.
- Clean you washcloth after every wash.
- After application, ensure that car soaps and cleaning liquids are removed prior to drying – dried soaps and cleaning material and soaps can cause damage to paint work.
Happy car washing.
Article submitted by Group 1 Hyundai, 450 16th Road, Randjespark, Midrand, JohannesburgSource: Article and image : http://www.hyundai.co.za/hyundai-world/News/carwash/