How to properly maintain your car after the rain

 

In summer, there is a lot of rain, and many car owners believe that after the dust on the surface of the vehicle is washed away by the rain, the trouble of washing the car is eliminated. But in fact, rainwater often contains acidic substances. If the vehicle is not cleaned for a long time after being wetted by the rain, these acidic substances will corrode the bright film of the car paint* and make the paint surface eclipsed.

And some invisible asphalt fines, dirt, dust, etc. mixed in rainwater are also easily adsorbed on the paint surface of the car body. These dirts will generate oxides after exposure to the sun, which will leave indelible scars on the paint surface over time. Therefore, the cleaning of vehicles after rain is more important than ever.

Frequently check the working status of the wiper

In rainy weather, the wiper will come in handy, but the rubber blade of the wiper is prone to aging, hardening, or even cracks after a period of use. Raindrops are not cleaned cleanly and the front view is blurred, which often causes some accidents.

When doing wiper maintenance, the owner can place the wiper switch at various speed positions to observe whether the wiper is vibrating or abnormal noise during work, check whether the wiper maintains a certain speed at different speeds, and observe the state of the wiper. And whether the wiper rod has uneven swing or missed scraping. If one of these two failures occurs, it means that the wiper blade is damaged. At this time, the owner can slowly pull up the wiper blade and touch the wiper blade with his finger to check whether the rubber blade is damaged. If the blade is aging, hardened or even cracked, it should be replaced in time.

It is important to dehumidify and sterilize the interior of the car on rainy days

The hot and rainy climate makes the air humid. If the air is not dehumidified regularly, the enclosed space in the car will easily breed various germs, which will affect the health of the drivers and passengers. Therefore, riders need to start dehumidification and sterilization immediately after the rain stops. When it rains, turning on the cold air of the air conditioner can not only remove the fog, but also has the function of dehumidification. Use a professional car interior cleaner and wipe it with a dry cloth. If there is no detergent, wipe the key parts with a clean towel or paper towel in time to keep the car clean.

The convenient way to dehumidify the car is to find some cool and ventilated place and open all the doors so that the moisture in the car can be completely removed in time. Then remove the foot pads and seat covers in the car, wash them, and dry them in the air. The cleaning of the rear compartment should also not be ignored. First, take out the items, use a vacuum cleaner to remove the dust, and then directly wipe the rear compartment with a cleaning cloth soaked in water or detergent, and then put the items back in the rear compartment after it is air-dried.

In addition, the air conditioner after rain often has a mildew smell. You can turn on the warm air of the air conditioner to the maximum, and use various air outlet modes in turn, about 15 minutes. When the air conditioner is working, the temperature of the air outlet reaches 40-50°C, which can evaporate the hot flash air inside, thereby removing the mildew smell.

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