I’m a detailing expert and you’ve been washing your car all wrong – here’s the correct way that could save you £1,000s

A PROFESSIONAL car detailer has taken to the internet to advise drivers on the correct way to wash their cars.

As we head towards winter the amount of road grime increases, so keeping your car clean is more important than ever.

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This detailing expert took to TikTok to show drivers how to properly wash their carCredit: TIKTOK – MCKILLANS

But not taking the correct steps could mean your car ends up with scratched paint, either needing repairs worth £100s or a respray worth £1,000s.

McKillans sell detailing equipment online and the man behind it has taken people through the best way to wash their motor.

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The video starts with the caption: ‘When I was 15 years old my brother taught me the correct way to wash a car, called the two bucket method.’

A BMW M3 can be seen in the background as the man places two large buckets in front of it.

The caption then reads: ‘To do this you’ll need two buckets filled with water.

‘The first bucket is for your car soap. The other bucket is for rinsing your wash mitt.

‘Here I am putting in a grit guard which allows the grit from the wash mitt to sink to the bottom of the bucket.’

The man then sprays a cleaning foam over the car, which he says you can buy online and use with either a pressure washer or a simple garden hose.

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The foam lifts the dirt away from the paint and it’s best to apply it once, pressure wash it off and then apply it again.

Once the grit is off, it’s time to take your washing mitt and very lightly run it over the bodywork, rinsing it regularly in the rinsing bucket.

Once all the bodywork has been seen to with the mitt, it’s time to wash it all off again.

Finally, you take a microfiber cloth and very lightly run it over the bodywork to dry the car off.

The man then shows off the BMW’s paintwork which is gleaming and scratch-free.

The two-bucket method ensures no grit makes it onto the paint

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The two-bucket method ensures no grit makes it onto the paintCredit: TIKTOK – MCKILLANS
It could save drivers from costly paint repairs or even complete respray this winter

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It could save drivers from costly paint repairs or even complete respray this winterCredit: TIKTOK – MCKILLANS

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