Here's how to wash your car quickly and properly in just 15 minutes, without having to break out the tools and buckets. Watch all our Autoblog Details videos for more quick car care tips from professional detailer Larry Kosilla.
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[00:00:00] Whenever my car gets a bit dusty and dirty from daily driving, I wanna clean it immediately, quickly, and safely without having to break out all my tools and buckets for a car that's just not that dirty. So, what's my trick? Find out today on this episode of Details. My name is Larry Kosilla and I'm a professional detailer. Together with Autoblog, we're creating the ultimate collection of quick car care videos. This is Autoblog Details.

[00:00:30] Here are the items you'll need for this task. I wanna be crystal clear. If your car requires or needs a full wash with two buckets, wash man, and a foam gun, then do it. This technique is only if your car is lightly dusty or slightly dirty. Although it looks sunny, it's actually early morning and cool outside, so quick evaporation is not a concern. First, rinse down the patent wheels with a hose or pressure washer.

[00:01:00] The idea is to use enough water pressure to carry the light dirt and brake dust off the car without scrubbing. If heavy agitation is necessary to release the dirt, then a normal wash may be required so keep that in mind. Start from top to bottom out of direct sunlight to avoid premature drying. Next, rinse a clean microfiber towel so it's saturated. Then wring it out until it's damp and fold it into fours. Apply three squirts of paint lubrication to a damp towel.

[00:01:30] These drying agents are much thicker than say, a spray wax. So, be sure to work the product into the towel. Wipe from top to bottom in straight lines while wringing out the towel and reapplying the lubricant as it becomes full of water. As the microfiber becomes full of contaminants, refold the towel to a clean side to minimize micro-marring or light scratching. The further down the car you clean, the more dirt is likely to be present so rotate the towels as necessary. Two to three towels is sometimes necessary

[00:02:00] for the lower portions of the vehicle. Anything more than this, then a two bucket full wash is most likely a safer option. Dry the rims with a terry towel or old microfiber towel that will never be used again on the paint. Brake dust is tiny pieces of extremely sharp metal that can easily scratch the paint if reintroduced to the paint by a towel once used on the wheels. So, be sure to separate your wheel towels from your paint towels.

[00:02:30] Lastly, remember to always leave a bottle of spray wax and a dry microfiber towel in your trunk or behind your seat to touch up any little spots or drips before you head out on the road. The key to a quick and safe cleanup is lubrication. By rinsing your car first and wiping dry with a paint lubricant, you can safely remove dust and light dirt in about 10 to 15 minutes without the need for a full wash in some cases. For more quick how-to car care videos, visit I'm Larry Kosilla from, see you next time. [00:02:59]

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