When it comes to taking care of their ride, people have all sorts of questions. For example, is it a good idea to let your car air dry? Follow along to discover the answer.
Is It Okay To Let My Car Air Dry?
In general, the answer is no. Letting your car air dry is usually discouraged because it may end up negatively impacting the appearance of your car, which is exactly the opposite of what you want when you wash your car.
There are many reasons why you might believe that letting your car air dry is a good idea. For example, at least in theory, you can let air take care of drying your car while you do something else. Also, some people may be under the impression that air drying their car is less aggressive to the surface of the car. It’s easy to see why some people believe these things. There’s just one little problem: they are wrong.
The truth is that letting your car air dry is discouraged because it causes water spots.
Water spots are residues that water leaves behind after drying on the surface of your car. These stains are made up of heavy substances (such as minerals or contaminants) that stay on the body of the vehicle after water evaporates.
How To Dry Your Car
After washing your car, don’t let it air dry; use a microfiber towel instead. Microfiber towels absorb water along with the minerals that cause water spots. Plus, a microfiber towel won’t leave swirls or other types of mark.
When you wash your car, make sure to remove all the water from the body of the vehicle. Even a small trace of water can turn into a water spot, especially if the water in the place where you live contains a lot of minerals.
Remember that whether you are washing or drying your car, you should always use separate utensils for the tires and the body. The tires are the components of a vehicle that capture the most dirt and grime and you don’t want all those pollutants to come in contact with the paint of your car.
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