Most people know that the Land Rover range of vehicles are pretty capable 4x4s that can drive on pretty much any sort of terrain. The Defender is perhaps the original 4×4 the company shot to fame from, but these days their range of 4×4 vehicles (even the Defender itself) are pretty comfortable and luxurious vehicles to drive in.
As with all cars, and perhaps more so given the nature of this particular type of vehicle, Land Rover cars can obviously rack up a fair amount of dirt and grime regardless of whether they are on or off the road. If you are the owner of a Land Rover, you probably already have an idea of how to clean your vehicle.
But did you know that there are some things that you just shouldn’t do at all when cleaning your pride and joy? This handy guide explains the most common things that you shouldn’t do when giving your Landie a wash, and the reasons why. Enjoy!
Don’t leave your car until it becomes dirty to wash it
Let’s face it; many people tend not to clean their cars until they absolutely have to. But there are a few very important reasons why you should keep on top of your cleaning and now wait until your Land Rover has a thick layer of dirt and grime all over it!
When dead bugs and bird droppings start to accumulate on the body of your Land Rover, these unwanted blotches on your paintwork will soon start to attack because they contain acids that can strip away any wax.
Severe cases of neglect can require proper correction involving sanding and respraying, and, as we all know, this can potentially be very expensive to sort out, so don’t leave your car washing duties until it’s too late!
Don’t use household cleaning products to wash your car
There is a reason why we are all told to buy commercial cleaning products especially for cars, and that is because we cannot use cleaning products that we’d normally use around the home such as washing-up liquid or detergent!
This is certainly something you won’t see the Land Rovers at Hunters being washed with, because they aren’t designed to be used on car paintwork and can cause serious damage to it, often with similar consequences to not washing your car at all!
With a plethora of cleaning products specifically designed for cars, it is extremely easy to find something to clean your Land Rover with.
Don’t wash your car when it’s hot
This might be pretty obvious to most people, but it’s worth a mention in this blog post anyway. If you wash your car in the middle of a really hot, sunny day, you will notice that any water or shampoo will dry too quickly.
The end result of such an event occurring means that you will end up with painfully-obvious marks and stains on your Land Rover’s bodywork because you weren’t quick enough to wipe each panel down. Instead, wash your car early in the morning or late in the afternoon/evening.