COVID-19 Lockdown: Give your Motor a Spring Clean

car body repair near Wooburn Green

As spring has sprung JS Bodyworx, experts in car body repair near Wooburn Green, thought we’d share some advice on spring cleaning your motor. It’s essential to keep your car in tip top condition whether you intend to drive it or not. What’s more cleaning it will pass some time during the COVID-19 lockdown… if you’ve got children complaining they’re bored, why not get them to help too. As it’s not as if you can take it to the nearest car wash.

For a basic but thorough car wash you will need:

  • Hosepipe with spray gun attachment
  • 2 buckets
  • A wash mitt
  • Car Shampoo
  • Microfibre cloth

Washing your car well can help prevent alloy wheel corrosion and the need for car paintwork repairs. For optimum results, be sure to wash your car in the shade and make sure it isn’t about to rain.

Step 1: Rinse the Car

  • Starting from the roof and working down, rinse dirt from the body of the car.
  • Wash the inside of wheel arches and alloy wheels.
  • Remove as much loose dirt as possible to avoid scratching your car when you come to clean with the wash mitt.

Step Two: Wash the Car

  • Fill both buckets full of water and add car shampoo to only one of the buckets.
  • Using the bucket with car shampoo added, wash the car from the roof down using the wash mitt to rid the car of any remaining dirt.
  • Using a sideways motion is better than a circular motion.
  • Use the bucket of clean water to rinse the wash mitt, before returning to use the water with car shampoo mixed in to wash the car.
  • Repeat as necessary, ensuring you’ve removed any stubborn dirt.

Step 3: Rinse & Dry the Car

  • Using the hosepipe start from the roof and work down to rinse the car shampoo from the car.
  • Once fully rinsed use the microfibre cloth to dry the car. Use a sideways motion to avoid swirly patterns.

And there you have it, the basics of ensuring your car is clean. It’s so easy the kids could do it!

Allowing dirt to build up can damage paintwork and alloy wheels so whether your car is standing idle or it’s in regular use, a weekly car wash will keep your paintwork well maintained.

Car Body Repair Near Wooburn Green

With the country in lockdown, non-essential travel has been prohibited in order to avoid the spread of COVID-19. However, JS Bodyworx remain available for essential car body repair, with special measures in place to respect the social distancing rules. You don’t even need to leave the comfort of your home to get your vehicle to us for bodywork repairs in and around Wooburn Green. We can come and collect your car and return when repairs are complete.

For more information, get in touch with the team at JS Bodyworx, car body shop near Wooburn Green on 01494 440 123.

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