Car Cleaning MythsTake a short drive just about anywhere and glance at the car or truck next to you. Chances are you'll get a feel for what the owner of that vehicle sees as "clean" --underscoring the obvious difference in standards that exist among owners.
Car Cleaning Myths
In short, when it comes to auto hygiene, clean may be in the eye of the one with the bucket.
Barry Meguiar, who heads the business of the same name (Meguiar's), is out to set the record straight, in the process dispelling what his third-generation family company says are the "dirty dozen" car care myths.
Myth #1: Dishwashing detergent is safe to use to wash your car.
First among them is the idea that plain, ordinary dishwashing detergent is just fine and dandy for car wash purposes.
In the face of opinions that suggest, "go ahead, not a problem," when it comes to squeezing a little into a bucket of hot water and tackling the SUV or four-door sedan, Meguiar nixes the idea altogether.