When you’re cleaning your car interior and exterior parts, don’t forget to include the components inside your hood. Just like any other parts of your vehicle, your engine also needs regular maintenance and cleaning in order to function properly. Cleaning your engine is simple and easy to do.
- Remove dust and debris – Check any fragments that may be trapped in your car’s vent or hood such as dried leaves or road particles. Use a brush to clean off any dust.
- Remove the cables - Before splashing your engine with water, inspect the engine parts including spark plugs, distributor, and see if there are any exposed wiring. Cover the sensors with a plastic bag for extra protection. Disconnect the battery cables starting with the negative cable first to avoid short circuit. Clean your battery trays to avoid corrosion. If there any signs of corrosion, use a brush to clean it off. A mix of baking soda and water paste will help neutralize it. After cleaning the tray, apply an enamel to touch it up as well as other metal components.
- Warm up your engine – Start your engine and warm it up for at least 5 minutes. This will help loosen the oil and grease that are stuck in the engine.
- Apply the degreaser – When applying the degreaser, start from the bottom going up. Do not over spray because it will strip off the wax from your car. Allow the degreaser to be absorbed for at least three to five minutes. This will help loosen the dirt.
- Brush off the dirt - If there is a thick build-up of oil, dirt, and grime, use a long brush and a small amount of KevianClean Car Wash Shampoo to clean the surface especially hard to reach areas. For plastic parts, use a plastic brush or a sponge and soap water. Scrub the surface and rinse it off with clean water.
- Hose it off. Use a regular hose to wash off the degreaser and any other remnants. A high-powered hose may end up damaging your engine’s electrical parts due to high-pressure.
- Wipe it dry. Wipe off your engine dry with the KevianClean Auto Detailing microfiber towel to avoid getting spots on the surface. Make sure the engine is completely dry before starting your engine. It can take up to an hour if you are living in a hot and humid area.