How to Wash Your Car Correctly:
Complete Guide from Brickell Honda

It’s no secret that washing your car is an essential part of its routine maintenance. Not only does it keep your car looking good, but it also helps protect the paint job and extend the life of your vehicle.
To wash your car correctly, there are certain supplies you’ll need and a proper technique to follow. Read the guide below to learn everything you need to know about washing your vehicle from the automotive experts at Brickell Honda, your Miami Honda dealer.

How to Wash Your Car Properly

Supplies You’ll Need to Wash Your Car

To wash your car, you’re going to need a few supplies:

You may also need:

  • A vacuum to clean the interior.
  • Wheel cleaner.
  • Window cleaner.
  • Paper towels.
  • Car-friendly wipes to clean the interior of your car.
  • Rubber gloves.
Note: It's important to use cleaning products that are specifically designed for cars. These cleaning solutions are designed to prevent dirt from scratching your vehicle as you wipe it away. Dish soap or alternative soaps can be abrasive and damage your car’s paint.

Step-by-Step Guide to Washing a Car at Home

Now that you have all the necessary supplies, it’s time to wash your car! Follow these simple steps, and you’ll have a clean car in no time:

1. Start by rinsing your car with water to remove any loose dirt or debris.

2. Next, wash the wheels and tires, the dirtiest part of your car. Use a wheel brush and wheel cleaning solution to scrub the wheels clean. Once the wheels are clean, move on to washing the rest of the car but be sure to cleanse your sponge and use clean water.

3. Using your soapy mitt, start cleaning from the top and work your way down to avoid spreading dirt and grime over places you’ve already cleaned.

4. Scrub each section with your sponge in a gentle circular motion to loosen and remove dirt. To avoid soap marks, rinse the areas you’ve cleaned before moving to another section. Dry each section with a microfiber towel as you go to prevent water spots and streaking.

5. Open all the doors to clean between them, and use a vacuum attachment to clean the crevices of your car’s interior. Finish by cleaning the windows with window cleaner.

Note: The best time and place to wash your car is in the shade on a cool day to prevent the soap from evaporating or drying on your car’s surface, leaving water spots and swirl marks.


Extend the Life of Your Vehicle with Brickell Honda’s Car Wash Tips

Washing your car is an integral part of maintaining its appearance and extending its lifespan. To get the most out of your Honda, wash it once every couple of weeks, especially if it’s exposed to dirt, salt, sand, dust, or if you live near the ocean.


We hope this guide was helpful in teaching you how to wash your car correctly! For more tips on caring for your vehicle, be sure to check out our blog or contact us at Brickell Honda, your Miami Honda dealer, to schedule your next routine maintenance check. ​​