Can you Wash a Car in Strong sun?
Yes, you can safely and effectively wash your car in strong sunlight and hot weather - but it’s not ideal. In this Fuel Stop blog post, we look at how to how to safely wash your car in direct sunlight.
What is the Best Way to Wash Your Car in the Sun?
Try to avoid washing your car when the sun is at its peak around midday. If possible, wash your car as early as you can before midday, or as late as you can after midday.
Early mornings are generally better as the ambient air temperature is often cooler. Plus you get the rest of the day to enjoy your clean, detailed car.
Try to find a shady spot to wash your car. If the shade is only partial, wash the areas of your car in the shade first. Then once these areas are clean, turn the car around so the other side gets some shade. This will help to reduce water spots and chemicals drying on hot panels.
Maybe you have a pop-up tent or awning which you use for camping trips or summer barbecues. If you have one and it's large enough to fit a car underneath use it to provide shade whilst you wash your car.
Before you even consider turning on your pressure washer or garden hose make sure to get all of your equipment ready to use. Fill your snow foam cannon with pH Neutral Snow Foam and your wash bucket with Gloss Enhancing Car Shampoo.
Using a pressure washer when washing your car in strong sunlight can also help you to avoid chemicals and water evaporating on the paintwork. Periodically, or in between washing one panel at a time, spray a light mist of water over the car to help prevent evaporation and increase working times.