New rain of sand from the Sahara: how to properly protect and clean your car?

Although a new Sahara sand storm is announced in France in the coming days, it is advisable to take precautions to protect your car. This abrasive residue can affect the bodywork and windows of your vehicle and thus damage it. Here are some tips for cleaning and protecting your car or motorcycle from this clogging.

#1 Protect your vehicle

There is no secret, the best way to protect your car (or motorcycle) from this kind of sand rain is of course to protect it for a few days in an underground car park or garage. If this is not possible, it should be protected while it is outside. It is best to wrap it in a protective cover during the storm. Do-it-yourselfers may opt for a kit garage, in wood or steel, that can be easily removed. Finally, it is always possible to protect your windscreen and the windows of your vehicle with pieces of cardboard or blankets.

#2 Waterjet cleaning

Before cleaning the car, after the rain, it is absolutely necessary to give priority to the water jet to the rollers, otherwise you risk damaging the bodywork. Indeed it is better not to rub or even use the windshield wipers before rinsing the car because you could damage your bodywork and your windshield.

#3 Protect yourself

In addition to the car, the driver should also remember to protect themselves, as this type of rain contains particles that can be toxic to health and cause lung infections. It is therefore better to occasionally remain quietly sheltered to allow the storm to pass.

(ETX Daily Up)

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