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Pressure Washer and Your Car

Using A Pressure Washer To Clean Your Car

With spring here and temperatures on the rise, you will probably want to make sure your car is looking in the best shape possible. There is nothing quite like having the sun glistening off your freshly cleaned and shiny car. 

When it comes to the long and arduous process of cleaning your car; there are many different cleaning utensils at your disposal. From the trusted old buckets and sponge or a variety of cleaning scrapers. But there is one cleaning tool we believe reigns supreme in this regard. 

Being a stockist of premium quality industrial pressure washers in Stoke-on-Trent, you might have guessed what we are referring to. We talk, of course, about the aforementioned pressure washer. 

In this blog, we will go over some of the most effective ways to use your pressure washer to wash your car. For convenience and practicality reasons, we will try to walk you through the procedure in chronicle order. 

Take Off The Initial Layer Of Dirt And Grime 

Before you get deeper into the procedure; you will want to remove the initial layer of dirt and grime with the washer. You will want to adjust the tip to be 5-8cm wide. 

If your washer is set on a high pressure setting; you might want to consider lowering the setting. This is because if the washer is too high then it can damage the paint work on your car and cause chips. Furthermore, when washer your windows, if the setting is too high, it might damage them. 

After you have enacted this technique, a large portion of the dirt or bacteria on your car will be removed. However, you will want to make sure you do not stop there. As that would not be the most effective way to clean your car with a pressure washer. 

Apply A Detergent 

The next step will involve setting the nozzle to the widest possible setting and covering the car in a layer of detergent of your choosing. Detergents do a great job at ensuring your car looks sparkly clean but there are a few caveats. 

After applying the detergent, you will want to let it sit for a few moments. You will do well to not let it settle and dry however. If the detergent remains on for too long without being washed off, you will either be left with blemishes or the detergent can damage the wax coating of your paint. 

Use Your Washer To Remove The Detergent

Using a slightly stronger setting for the paint than the glass, use your washer to wash away the detergent so your car has that glimmering shine. Again, you will want to make sure the washer is on an overall low setting so that you do not damage the paint on your car. 

Use A Brush To Remove The Hard To Get Off Stains 

After washing off the detergent with a low setting on your washer and from a decent enough distance away to ensure that you don’t chip the paint or damage your car. You might want to get a car brush. Apply warm soapy water and use the brush to remove any hard to remove stains.

Clean The Alloys 

When it comes to cleaning your car many people forget to clean their alloys. However, you might be pleased to know that you can effectively use a pressure washer to clean the alloys on your car. Similar to the rest of your car, you can use soap to clean the alloys and then to washer to significantly remove all of the previously accumulated dirt and grime. 

What To Do Now?

Do You Need a pressure washer to clean your car? We supply a diverse and dynamic range of pressure washers including the industry famous karcher pressure washer in Stoke-on-Trent. 

In our previous blogs, we have extensively discussed the different occasions you might use your trusted pressure washer as well as detailing the various types of washers you can obtain. However, one thing we do not as much of, is get into the ins and outs of how a pressure washer works. While we could very quickly delve into the necassy jargon, other technical lingo and the general detailed intricacies of the various mechanisms; we will try to keep things as simple as possible. So if you have been using one of our industrial pressure washers in Staffordshire (or anywhere else for that matter) and you have wondered how they work, then you are in luck. Let’s take a look at just how pressure washers work. Parts And Equipment When you think of the numerous components contained in the pressure washer, you might think that there are technical and hard to remember names being allocated to the parts. But you will be pleased to learn that washer parts are not as sophisticated as you might at first think. To put it plainly, the water pump which squirts the water out of the hose is powered by an electric motor. The washer takes in ordinary water from the faucet and then the pump allecrates the water through the washer which makes it squirt out of the end of the hose. Some of the main parts of the pressure washer include: Cleaning Attachment- largely dependent on what you are cleaning, you can rotate between a simpler trigger gun, a spinning wand spray or a revolving brush. Water Pump- the metaphorical beating heart of the pressure washer. The washer pumps water through the rest of the mechanisms. High Pressure Hose- The tube that runs from the washer to the cleaning attachment. The high pressure hose also enables the water to come out at a high pressure. Water Inlet- A hose that connects the washer to the primary water supply. Electric Motor Or Gas Engine- depending on your exact model, you will have a gas or electric engine. How They Actually Work Now we have all of the necessary equipment; we can look at just how the moving parts work. We will break down the general working process into various steps to make the information more digestible and easier to understand. Step 1- The relevant detergent flows into the container or bottle from one hose. Step 2- Then cold water can pass through the faucet directly from the tap. Step 3- Simply a diesel engine or electric powered motor powers the engine. Step 4- Then a water impeller (or water pump to but use a more common term) draws in bot the detergent and water and mixes them together. Step 5- Water is then heated to between 50-70 degrees celsius. Step 6- Finally the water pump pushes out the freshly prepared hot soapy water at very high pressure. The secure and narrow nozzle helps the pressure of the washer increase. Step 7- You can now use your pressure washer as much as you like. Contact Us If you have any other questions regarding industrial pressure washers in Staffordshire in surrounding areas or if you considered commercial vacuum in Stoke, then please do not hesitate to contact us.

How Do Pressure Washers Work?

In our previous blogs, we have extensively discussed the different occasions you might use your trusted pressure washer as well as detailing the various types of washers you can obtain. However, one thing we do not talk as much of; is the general ins and outs of how a pressure washer works. 

While we could very quickly delve into the necessary jargon, other technical lingo and the general detailed intricacies of the various mechanisms; we will try to keep things as simple as possible. 

So if you have been using one of our industrial pressure washers in Staffordshire (or anywhere else for that matter) and you have always wondered how they actually work, then you are in luck. Let’s take a look at just how pressure washers work. 

Parts And Equipment 

When you think of the numerous components contained in the pressure washer, you might think that there are technical and hard to remember names being allocated to the parts. But you will be pleased to learn that washer parts are not as overly sophisticated as you might at first think. 

To put it plainly, the water pump which squirts the water out of the hose is powered by an electric motor. The washer takes in ordinary water from the faucet and then the pump accelerates the water through the washer which makes it squirt out of the end of the hose. 

Some of the main parts of the pressure washer include: 

  • Cleaning Attachment- largely dependent on what you are cleaning. You can rotate between a simpler trigger gun, a spinning wand spray or a revolving brush. 
  • Water Pump- the metaphorical beating heart of the pressure washer. The washer pumps water through the rest of the mechanisms.
  • High Pressure Hose- The tube that runs from the washer to the cleaning attachment. The high pressure hose also enables the water to come out at a high pressure. 
  • Water Inlet- A hose that connects the washer to the primary water supply. 
  • Electric Motor Or Gas Engine- depending on your exact model, you will have a gas or electric engine. 

How They Actually Work

Now we have all of the necessary equipment; we can look at just how the moving parts work. We will break down the general working process into various steps to make the information more digestible and easier to understand. 

Step 1- The relevant detergent flows into the container or bottle from one hose. Once this achieved you can move to the next step. 

Step 2-  Then cold water can pass through the faucet directly from the tap. 

Step 3- Simply; ensure a diesel engine or electric powered motor powers the engine of the washer. This step is pretty pivotal.  

Step 4- Then a water impeller (or water pump to use a more common term) draws in the detergent and water. The impeller should then mix these two together. 

Step 5- Water is then heated to between 50-70 degrees Celsius. 

Step 6- Finally the water pump pushes out the freshly prepared hot soapy water at very high pressure. The secure and narrow nozzle helps the pressure of the washer increase. 

Step 7- You can now use your pressure washer as much as you like. 

Contact Us

If you have any other questions regarding industrial pressure washers in Staffordshire in surrounding areas or if you considering hiring a commercial vacuum in Stoke; then please do not hesitate to contact us.