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Why You Should Always Wash Your Car With a Clean Cloth

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Here is the MobileWash recommended reasons of why you should always wash your car with a clean cloth.

You want your car to look its best. You bought the perfect cleaning fluid and wax. Now, you just have to wash the car. Unfortunately, many people forget an important step in this process. You need to use a clean cloth that is designed for cars. Otherwise, you could end up damaging your vehicle’s paint instead of protecting it.


Why Do You Need to Use a Clean Cloth?


The biggest reason to use a clean cloth is to protect the paint on your vehicle. When you use a dirty cloth, you can end up damaging the paint with unsightly scratches and swirls. A dirty cloth still has grime and dirt from the last wash. Even if it looks fairly clean, there are small particles of dirt that are buried within the fiber from your wheels and brake dust. When you rub this against the side of your car, you end up driving the brake dust and all other contaminants into your paint job.


Best Practices When Using Car Cloths


Even now, there are still myths about what types of towels to use for your car. For some reason, many people still think that old towels, flannels, and old t-shirts can be used to clean the vehicle. In reality, all of these items can hurt your vehicle. While they feel soft when you touch them, they are often made with polyester fibers. These fibers can ultimately scratch your paint job. Additionally, it is recommended to use at least 2 cloth’s, one to be used to wash all surfaces of your vehicle except the wheels and tires. The wheels and tires collect dirt and dust that well ruin your vehicle’s paint so take note of this important recommendation about why you should always wash your car with a clean cloth.


Choosing the Right Towel To Use With Your Car Wash

A MobileWash washer sprays soap foam on a red Ford Mustang with black rims for a car cleaning and auto detailing.

To a beginner, picking the right towel seems unimportant. The truth is that the towel is one of the most important choices in making sure that your car is clean and dry. Depending on the task, you might use different towels to clean your car. Terry cloth is a popular choice because it absorbs moisture well.

Chamois towels are typically used for drying a vehicle. They are known for helping remove dirt and absorb water. They typically last a long time, but they cannot be used with any harsh chemicals. Meanwhile, huck towels used to be a popular option for detailing. They are made entirely of cotton and do not contain lint. They work well in narrow spaces like the interior of the car and the window. Unfortunately, they may leave fiber behind and are not good at picking up dirt.

Most detailing companies use microfiber towels to clean the exterior of the car. These towels do not damage the paint job. Microfiber towels are great at picking up dirt, absorbing water and cleaning your paint job.

If cleaning your vehicle is too exhausting, help is available. Get an instant quote for your next or first mobile car wash. MobileWash provides thorough and articulate car washing. Through our app, you can arrange to have a professional at your house or work within minutes.  We will take care of your vehicle and only use the best car towels and supplies to keep your car shining for years to come.