CAN I WASH MY CAR DAILY?
Over the years, Wavex Auto Care has been constantly asked this question- Can I wash my car daily? Hence we think that there couldn’t be any better way to answer this question than a detailed article which would aptly answer whether or not you can daily wash your car and whether it has any adverse effects or not.
Why wash your car?
Well, that’s a pretty easy question to answer isn’t it? – To keep your car fresh and clean. After all, who like a dirty car? No one! But let’s dwell a bit deeper into it…
You must wash your car because washing helps eliminate or get rid of accumulated dust, dirt, grime, muck and other forms of unwanted particles suspended on your car’s exterior surfaces. If dirt isn’t timely washed off of your vehicle’s exterior surfaces in a timely manner, it can lead to a whole host of problems such as swirls, scratches, fading, spots and more which in turn, ruins the look of your vehicle’s exteriors all together.
How to effectively wash a car?
It immensely pains us to see vehicle owners wash their beloved cars with hair shampoos, dish wash liquids and detergents. We can’t blame new vehicle owners who are still unintroduced to brilliant auto care products such as those that are manufactured by Wavex Auto Care however, seeing those car owners who are very much aware of the importance of auto care products for washing their car yet still insist on using unconventional chemicals, leaves us at Wavex Auto Care absolutely bewildered! Unless you plan on using your vehicle to wash your clothes, eat off of or to bathe, we wouldn’t recommend that you use the aforementioned unconventional chemicals.
A car owner must realise that just like the skin on our body is extremely sensitive, so is the exterior of a car. We tend to use the best quality face wash followed by tonners and moisturisers. Has there ever been an instance where we’ve washed our face or body with dish wash liquids or detergent liquids? No!
Just like there are dedicated products for our body, there are dedicated products for a car. It is always advised that a car owner washes their respective vehicles with the help of specialized car shampoos such as those that are made by Wavex Auto Care.
Car shampoos are categorized under 3 primary categories. The first one is the category of shampoos that are purely recommended for bucket washing. The second one is the category of shampoos that are purely recommended for foam washing i.e either with the assistance of a pressure washer machine or with the assistance of an air pressure machine. The final category of shampoos are the ones that can be used both whilst bucket washing and foam washing.
While bucket washing, the car shampoo such as Wavex’s Wonder Wash Car Shampoo which has been specially made for bucket washing is poured and mixed into a professional car wash bucket consisting of a washing grit (both of which could again be found at Wavex Auto Care’s online stores) whereas another bucket + washing grit is filled with plain water. The car is rinsed thoroughly with plain water after which a car washing sponge is dipped into the bucket that has the shampoo solution thus, soaking the shampoo. The solution is then applied to the exterior surfaces of the car. Before replenishing the washing sponge, it is first cleaned in the second bucket that contains plain water. Once the car has been thoroughly cleaned using the car shampoo, it is rinsed with water, revealing a clean and fresh looking car.
For foam washing, an impeccable foam washing shampoo such as the Wavex Foam Blaster Car Shampoo is added to a professional foam cannon like the Wavex Foam Cannon 3.0 in a 1:9 ratio where one part is shampoo and the other nine parts are water. The foam cannon is then connected to a high quality pressure washer machine. Similar to the bucket washing method, the car is first thoroughly rinsed with water following which, shampoo in the form of snow like foam is sprayed evenly and consistently across the entire surface of the car. The foam is allowed to slowly seep down the vehicle through which is takes down loose dust particles present in its path. If required, a wash mitt glove such as the Wavex Lamb Wool Wash Mitt Glove can be used for gently rubbing the surface. Water is again used to thoroughly rinse off the shampoo solution which reveals an extremely clean car that is free from dust and dirt.
What is the best shampoo for my car?
Wavex Auto Care provides car owners with the option to purchase specialised shampoos that suit their respective requirements. The following section will help you choose the very best shampoo for your car.
Best Bucket Wash Car Shampoo
The Wavex Wonder Wash Car Shampoo is undoubtedly one of the best bucket wash shampoos in the auto care industry. Only 10 ml of this exquisite shampoo is poured in a wash bucket filled with 5 litres of water. This shampoo has an amazing peach fragrance and leaves the vehicle’s exterior surfaces with an absolutely slick surface.
Car Shampoo that Gives a Shine
The Wavex Wash + Wax Car shampoo cleans and shines cars when used. Infused with Carnauba Wax and Polymers, this car shampoo will provide an impressive ‘wet look shine’ to your car post washing. The Wavex Wash + Wax Car Shampoo doesn’t strip off pre-existing waxes, glaze, sealants or polishes. It complements waxes and can even potentially increase the life of applied waxes. The Wavex Wash + Wax Car Shampoo can be used for both bucket washing and foam washing. During bucket washing, 20 ml of the shampoo is added to a car wash bucket filled with 5 litres of water whereas, for foam washing, it is used in a 1:9 ratio.
Best Shampoo for Matte Vehicles
You cannot use regular car washing shampoos on matte cars and bikes as regular shampoos have an innate ‘shining property’ that suits glossy painted cars and bikes well but doesn’t suit matte cars and matte bikes. Using regular car wash shampoos can overtime, ruin the natural satin shine of matte cars and matte bikes which is why, the Wavex Matte Wash Car and Bike Shampoo is the best mate for matte vehicles. It effectively cleans matte cars and bikes while practically refreshing the matte surfaces. Using this shampoo for matte vehicles will help preserve their ‘showroom- like’ matte finish.
Best Foam Wash Shampoo
The Wavex Foam Blaster Car Shampoo is the king of all foam washing shampoos in the auto care industry. Used in a 1:9 ratio, this car shampoo dispenses a thick snow like foam. Wavex Auto Care manufactures coloured foaming shampoos such as the Wavex Yellow Foam, Pink Foam and Blue Foam Car Shampoos that make coloured foams. The ratio of using the coloured foaming shampoo for foam wash is the same as that of the Wavex Foam Blaster Car Shampoo. The coloured foaming shampoos can be mixed to create foaming shampoos of different colours.
Shampoo for Ceramic Coated Cars and Bikes
The Wavex Graphene Ceramic Wash Shampoo has been manufactured specifically for ceramic coated cars and bikes. Infused with Graphene, SiO2 and rich suds, this car shampoo complements ceramic coated cars and bikes by safely and effectively cleaning the vehicle’s exterior without damaging the coating. It refreshes ceramic coated cars and works wonderfully well when used in a bucket wash method. 20 ml of the Wavex Graphene Ceramic Wash Shampoo is added to a car wash bucket filled with 5 litres of water.
That’s all fine but can I wash my car daily?
So if you’re still here, kudos! All this information can seem overwhelming however, it is nonetheless important/ relevant for answering your question.
Car wash shampoos manufactured by Wavex Auto Care are either pH balanced or are pH neutral which means that it is safe to wash your car daily with the assistance of Wavex Auto Care’s car shampoos. The shampoos that were suggested in the segment above are neither rough on hands/ skin neither are they hazardous for the environment however, shampoos such as the Wavex Strip Wash Shampoos are not recommended for regular car owners which is why, if you’re not a detailing professional, you should avoid this car shampoo.
Best Shampoo for Car Wash Centres and Car Detailers
Car detailers rely on the Wavex Strip Wash Shampoo to remove pre-existing glaze, polishes, waxes and sealants before beginning their respective ceramic coating application process whereas, car washing centres love the Wavex Extreme Wash Car Shampoo which is a wonderful heavy duty cleaning shampoo that car wash centre owners buy at competitive prices. The Wavex Strip Wash Car Shampoo is a shampoo that is purely recommended for bucket washing whereas the Wavex Extreme Wash Car Shampoo can be used in both car wash buckets and foam cannons.
What if I don’t have the time to wash my car every day?
Don’t have the time to wash your car daily but would still like a clean vehicle? Don’t worry, Wavex has got you covered. You can use premium waterless car washing chemicals such as the Wavex Waterless Car Wash Concentrate or the Wavex Hybrid X.
The purpose of waterless wash concentrates is to remove light dust and dirt particles without the effort of having to undergo an entire process of ‘regular car washing’. Waterless wash concentrates such as the Wavex Waterless Wash Concentrates are prepared by pouring 5 ml of the solution to 495 ml of water. The prepared solution is generously sprayed and wiped section by section until all of the dust and dirt is wiped off/ removed.