The title may look dumb to you. You may think what is so much to know about in washing one’s car. But we can tell you that an improper washing will spoil the look of your car.

All of us want to keep our cars always looking new and shiny. But what happens is that after a few months the paint starts looking dull. When you park in the sun you notice tiny scratches running all over your car. You notice shiny concentric circles in the sun. These are very small scratches that have happened when you washed your car.


Will scratches appear if I wash my car? This is what most people would like to ask now. Improper washing can do more damage to your car than good. When you clean your car, most of the times there is grit and dust which is also rubbing against the surface. This is what causes those tiny scratches.

We can classify those who care for their cars in some categories. There those who do a little auto detailing on their vehicles every day. There are also those owners who get a chance to clean their cars only once in a week or two weeks. Both these kinds of people care for their cars enough to want to do the cleaning themselves. They won’t take their cars to an automatic car wash.

For those who love their cars there are some tips that can be shared here. These will help to avoid further damage to your car while cleaning.

Wash In Shade

When you shampoo your car, do so in shade. Never wash your car in sun. If you use a shampoo on your car in sun, in all likeliness, the shampoo will get dried before you can rinse your car. Cleaning in shade will prevent this.

Wash Away From Wind

See that the car is not in a place where there is a breeze. Even normal breeze could bring dust and dirt particles which will stick to the wet surface of the car. When you dry the car using a towel, these particles will get in between and cause those scratches which we saw earlier. Breeze can also dry the shampoo before you rinse leaving spots on the surface.

These are just a couple of tips for those who wash their cars regularly with water and shampoo. Taking care of these small things will keep the shine on the car for a longer time.