• Washing your car yourself is a basic task, but as with many things, there are some details and tricks that are worth knowing.
  • You can get the job done with most cars in ten simple steps.
  • That includes a wax job and tire treatment!
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When I was a kid growing up, I washed my family's cars almost every single weekend in the summer.

Over the years, I got quite good at it and boiled the whole process down to ten easy steps.

These days, I often run my cars through a local car wash, but every once in a while, I break out the sponge, buckets, and old towels to do the job myself. I'm old school, but if you prefer, you can buy specialized car-wash gear quite easily online or at auto stores, to do a more professional job.

Here's how my system works:

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