Proper car washing is crucial for safeguarding your vehicle against contaminants like dirt and road salt, preventing paint damage, and maintaining its resale value. It goes beyond aesthetics and contributes to the overall longevity and appeal of your car. 

However, washing your car incorrectly can do more harm than good. Rather than spending time and efforts, not to mention a ton of water, to wash your car yourself, it is always advisable to let the experts handle it for you. This is where a professional express car wash like BLISS, comes into the picture. Let us walk you through the steps to ensure you get your car washed effectively and safely without any accidental scratches or damage.


The Dos And Don’ts Of Car Washing


When it comes to washing your car, there are certain dos and don’ts to keep in mind. Following these guidelines achieves the best results without causing any damage. Let’s take a look:




  • Using proper car washing products: Opting for a pH-neutral car wash soap specifically designed for automotive use. These products are gentle on the paint and won’t strip away any protective coatings.


  • Washing your car in the shade: Direct sunlight can cause the soap to dry too quickly, leaving behind streaks and water spots. Finding a shaded area or washing your car during the cooler parts of the day ensures that this problem is taken care of.


  • Starting with the wheels: It makes sense to begin with the wheels first, as they tend to be the dirtiest part of the car.. Use a separate brush and wheel cleaner to effectively remove brake dust and grime.


  • Washing in sections: It’s better to divide your car into sections, such as the front, sides, and rear. This ensures a thorough cleaning of each area without the soap drying up before the rinse.



  • Don’t use household cleaning products: Avoid washing your car with dish soap, laundry detergent, or other household cleaning products is a sure shot way to fail at proper and effective washing. These can be too harsh and may strip away protective coatings.


  • Don’t use abrasive materials: Avoid rough sponges, brushes, or towels that can scratch the paint. Instead, opt for microfiber towels or mitts that are gentle on the surface.


  • Avoid high-pressure washers: While pressure washers can be useful for some cleaning tasks, they’re not recommended for washing cars. The high pressure can damage the paint and force water into sensitive areas, leading to electrical problems. However, high-pressure washers at professional car washes are operated by experts who take special care that water does not enter places it should not.


By following these dos and don’ts, you’ll be well on your way to getting your car wash safely and effectively.


Prepping Your Car Before Washing


Before you start the washing process, the car should be parked in a shaded area to avoid soap drying too quickly. At BLISS, our expert professionals perform what is known as “prep brushing” in which we gently scrub your car to loosen dirt before it enters the wash tunnel. For heavily soiled cars, a good idea is to re-soak the vehicle with soapy water, starting from the top down, to loosen dirt, and address tough stains with specialized removers. These precautions will set the stage for a successful and damage-free car wash.


Let The Experts at BLISS Care For Your Car


While washing your car at home can be tempting, opting for a professional car wash service almost always yields superior results. Professional car washes combine cutting-edge equipment with expert knowledge to ensure your vehicle receives the best treatment. 


BLISS Car Wash, Southern California’s most popular express car wash stands out for its commitment to eco-friendliness and water conservation. With state-of-the-art technology and biodegradable products, BLISS provides thorough and environmentally responsible car cleaning. Our multiple locations and membership options make it convenient to access top-notch car care services, allowing you to enjoy a sparkling clean car without the hassle.


After prep brushing, your car enters our wash tunnel that is fitted with state-of-the-art washing equipment that is powerful and yet utilizes less energy. This reduces our carbon footprint drastically. Our eco-friendly washing products clean your car effectively, while being safe for the environment. Also, we use only 24 gallons of fresh water per car wash and we then reclaim almost 70% of it. This makes us one of the most eco-friendly car washes in the country!


For a limited time, enjoy the perks of our unlimited membership adjust $10 for the first month and choose from three carefully designed wash packages, starting at $10 per wash. 


Give your car the “BLISS Clean” love and care.