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How to wash your car at home


As well as being a motoring enthusiast and passionate car owner, Dan Bowden is the Founder of Bowden’s Own Premium Car Care. For more than 15 years, the Bowden family’s company has grown to provide a diverse range of over 30 different liquid car care products, all made locally in Australia. The Bowden’s family car collection is also regarded as one of the best car collections in the world.


Dan shares his tips on how to wash your car at home. Covering all the car washing 101 basics, Dan shows us how to prepare for the wash, which order to tackle things in, and how to carry out the finishing touches.

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Preparation: Car washing equipment

A good car wash starts with the right preparation. Dan shows us what equipment you’ll need to get the job done.

Step 1: Wheel washing

Brake dust, technically known as ‘Pherous irons’, makes it a real chore to clean your car. Dan shares some tips on getting your car wheels sparkling.

Step 2: Pre-wash

A pre-wash may seem unnecessary, but it can help cut through heavy grime and soften the dirt, making your car easier to clean.

Step 3: Wash

The final wash stage makes sure your car is dirt free and ready for the final touches.

Step 4: Drying and protection

Taking an extra few minutes to dry your car can help stop dirt reattaching itself as soon as you hit the road. Keeping you car clean for longer.

Step 5: Car window washing

No one likes streaky windows, but they can be difficult to get perfectly clean. Not anymore. Dan’s tips will help you get your windscreen sparkling clean.

Step 6: Tyre Dressing

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A quick spritz of tyre sheen and you’re car washing 101 is complete.

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