Hand Washing Cars | Chipex

Hand wash your car at home for extra care and attention

We know that in this day and age, everyone is busy and has a lot going on. If your car needs a clean, the obvious choice is to take it to a car wash – here, you can just sit back and relax while the machine takes care of everything for you. What could be easier?!

While this is all well and good, there are some areas that professional car washes fall down in. They can often damage areas of your car, and the chemicals of the products they use can sometimes cause your car’s paintwork to look a bit dull. A car wash can often leave behind watermarks and a streaked, imperfect finish. Not to mention the fact that you’ll be spending a LOT of money if you’re always taking your car to be cleaned at the car wash!

Have you considered hand washing your car at home?

It may sound like a lot of effort, but hand washing your car doesn’t have to be, and it comes with a lot of bonuses.

You can make sure that all the products you use work brilliantly with your car and what it needs – for example, if you have alloy wheels you can make sure all the products you use are safe and won’t react with them. Hand washing your car means that there’s less chance of damage to your paintwork, as it’s a lot more gentle and careful – this also means no more watermarks or an uneven finish to the wash. You’ll also be able to focus on areas that really need to be cleaned thoroughly, so nothing will get missed out or looked over. Crucially, you’ll save money by doing a proper hand wash at home every once in awhile, rather than an expensive, professional but sometimes disappointing car wash.

How should you hand wash your car at home?

There is a lot of great advice and helpful tips about hand washing your car and keeping it in pristine condition over on the Chipex blog, including how to properly clean specific areas, such as your wheels, and which are the best products to use.

Hand washing your car should mean that there’s less chance of any paintwork damage occurring during the clean – but if some chips and scratches do become apparent, you can also use a Chipex kit to get them back up to standard! For more information about our kits and how they work, don’t hesitate to contact us!