Five Tips for Pressure Washing Your Car

It may seem like your car wouldn’t be able to handle the high-pressured cleaning that a pressure washer provides, however it is actually one of the most effective ways of ridding your vehicle of dirt and grime.

Using a pressure washer to clean your car is a simple yet delicate process, so here are a few tips to make the deep clean easy on you and your car!

Your vehicle can handle the pressure, but don’t test the limits

We definitely encourage utilizing a pressure washer to give your car that deep clean it needs, however, you don’t want to get overzealous with the “pressure” part. Keep your washer on a gentle setting, about 2,000 PSI or less.

Handle the fragile areas of your car with care

How to Pressure Wash a VehicleThough you’re already going to be utilizing a delicate setting with your pressure washer, it’s vital that you keep your distance when targeting the windows and lights. These areas are fragile and too much pressure from a short distance could push them to their breaking points.

Choose the right nozzle for the job

There are several different ways to change your pressure washer’s functionality, starting with the nozzle! We suggest using the 25-degree green nozzle or the 40-degree white nozzle; both produce a wide-angle spray that still packs a punch.

Clean the vehicle on a solid surface

Park your car in an area safely away from other objects and on a hard surface. This may seem like an obvious tip since you will most likely be cleaning your car in the comfort of your own driveway.

Rinse, apply the suds, and rinse again

The most important step in pressure washing your vehicle is rinsing the surface before applying the detergent. Once rinsed, you can dispense the detergent, being careful not to leave it on your vehicle for more than ten minutes. Then all you have to do is rinse again and you’re done!

Now that you’re ready to tackle that grime on your car, it’s time to find the right pressure washer for the job. Let North Texas Sales & Distribution help you in your search! With the area’s best hot water cleaning equipment available, we’ll have you ready with pressure washer wand in hand. Give us a call at 1-800-652-2864 today to learn more!