Thread: car wash?
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Old 02-07-2002, 02:02 AM   #3
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During the winter, I use the touchless car washes. It is the easiest and warmest method. When it rains, water gets ingested into the hood scoop. It doesn't hurt the engine then and I'm sure the auto engineers designed the car with that in mind. Yes, it is normal for your car to steam after a car wash or when idling when there has been some water ingested. Smoke? Not normal. Unless, you have just changed you exhaust system and there is coolant and WD-40 burning off the engine. WHTDVL also has some GREAT stuff that they use on the motorcycles at Anchorage Cycle. It's a Honda product that cleans and polishes your car. It even takes off that brown road grime that car washes can't get off. During the summer, I use a mild detergent and hand wash. I finish drying the car with a soft chamois and occasionally wax the car with Zymol. Winslow
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