8) Wash your car in direct sunlight
It’s summertime and you are ready to vacuum out a winter’s worth of fast-food bags and clean off the salt and grime accumulated over the past four months. However, in the summer, or anywhere without snow piles on the side of the road, you may need to worry about the sun. Washing your car on a hot and sunny day may not be best for your vehicle’s finish. Imagine your car, and how hot that shiny metal gets on a nice warm day. When you add water, the heat of your car nearly burns it off instantly, leaving behind trace residue, soap and grime not cleaned off with the initial spray. In addition, all those little droplets act like a magnifying glass, causing the sun’s rays to in effect begin boiling off that finish on a microscopic level. While you may not see immediate effects of the damage, within a couple years your vehicle will be prone to corrosion, and paint damage.
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