Last week’s blog we shared some popular car wash and auto detailing myths. Here are a few more you should stop believing and damaging your vehicle.

Waxing and polishing are the same

Waxing and polishing are very different. Polishing makes a shiny surface. While waxing protects the finish of your vehicle. Making a dull surface shiny with wax resins, silicones, and polymers.

Washing the car in circular motions is the best way

While this is very popular, it is not the best way to get your vehicle clean. “Don’t… let the car air dry, and don’t expect a drive around the block to do an effective job. Either will leave watermarks caused by minerals in hard water. In addition, don’t use an abrasive towel or other material that can leave hairline scratches in the paint.” Consumer Reports

It’s fine to let the car air dry

Consumer Reports also warns, “Don’t… let the car air dry, and don’t expect a drive around the block to do an effective job. Either will leave watermarks caused by minerals in hard water. In addition, don’t use an abrasive towel or other material that can leave hairline scratches in the paint.”

Your car only needs to be washed when it is noticeably dirty

If your vehicle has noticeable dirt, it’s probable ripping off the wax and the paint’s finish is getting damaged.

Clean and shiny are synonyms

This if very deceptive. Just because a car looks clean doesn’t mean it is. Often times there is stuck on dirt and grime. Put it to the test by running your fingers across the body of the car. It should feel as smooth as glass. There shouldn’t be any bumps.

Protect your investment by taking it to Rite Now Mobile Detailing on a regular basis. We have several options to fit any budget.

At Rite Now Mobile Detailing we offer hand washing and detailing at our Ocoee and Windermere shops, or we also can come to you, whether at work or home, with our mobile salon. Our mobile trucks are fully equipped with state of the art materials and tools necessary for a showroom quality and clean that our customers have come to expect.