Using a pressure washer to clean your car is easier than hand washing, and it uses less water than a hosepipe. But do it wrong and you could end up chipping the paintwork, ruining your tyres or soaking the interior.
Is it safe to wash a car with a pressure washer?
No. Plenty of people use a pressure washer to clean their car, of course, but it can do more harm than good. Using a pressure washer can damage or nick the paint, which could lead to rust. And a car wash usually gets the job done just fine—so do a garden hose and soapy sponge.
How do you wash a car with a pressure washer?
Cleaning a Car with a Pressure Washer:Start by using the pressure washer to rinse the car with plain water.Use the pressure washer to apply detergent to the car (usually the black nozzle tip).Let the detergent remain on the car for 3-5 minutes.Use a car brush to remove any dirt or grime.
Are high pressure car washes bad?
Coin-operated, do-it-yourself power washes are no better. The use of a pressure washer increases the likelihood of damaging your paint, or even dinging the body panels. Get too close with the wand and you could even peel the paint off your car.