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Washing in Warm Weather

IES NeptuneIf you had a day today like I did, I hope you spent it outside. Although it is finally February, we had a high temperature of almost sixty degrees Fahrenheit today! When our average temperature for the past month or more has been freezing, this warm day was most certainly welcome. Although it rained for the first half of the day, being able to open all of the windows in my apartment was a great boost to those winter blues. If it hadn’t still been wet outside, I probably would have brought something to work on and sat down in the fresh air. In fact, it would have been a perfect day to wash my car.

When it’s nice and warm like it was today, it’s always a good idea to take advantage of the weather. Whether you are planning on doing something for work, working on a hobby, or even just taking a walk, it’s normally better to be outside if possible. This is true of most things, including washing your personal or company vehicles. No one really likes having to wash their cars in the cold. Not only does it mean that you may get wet and cold as well, but depending on how low the temperature is ice can form on the cars and trucks that you have washed and cause even more trouble. To avoid this, most people use blowers or rags to wipe down the water, but this takes either extra electricity or time. When it is warm out, you have the option to skip that step and move onto the next vehicle so you get all of your cars washed nice and quick.

If you see a nice, warm day in the future when you check your forecast, maybe schedule in some time to leave your trucks out in the sun in order to dry them after a thorough wash. There’s certainly nothing wrong with letting your vehicles air dry every now and then. Leaving them outside, especially if you leave the doors open or the window down, can also help to freshen the inside of the cabs. While letting everything air dry isn’t always going to be an option, it’s nice to do periodically. It’s also a good excuse to go out and enjoy some of the wonderful weather instead of being cooped up in your office all day.