Your car’s engine is probably the most important part of your vehicle because it is directly responsible for putting your car in motion. Over time, your car’s engine will get dirty and need cleaning so it’ll be able to perform at its maximum potential. Here we’ll walk you through the process of cleaning your engine step by step.
Getting rid of any debris that may be caught in your car’s grill or vents is a great first step to take. The best way to get the debris out is by using compressed air because it allows you to get the job done quickly without worrying about damaging anything. If you don’t have access to compressed air, then you can use a small brush instead. It won’t be as easy, but it’ll get the job done.
Cover The Components
Since this process will involve water, it’s important that you prepare your engine’s components for this fact. Using plastic bags or something similar, make sure to cover any wires, sensors, the spark plugs openings, and your distributor as well. You can keep the plastic bags in place using tape. Keep in mind that your engine is most likely waterproof, but it is still a good idea to take this extra precaution.
Deal With The Grease
Over time, grease will gather on your engine and hinder its performance. If you start your car and let it run for about ten minutes, this grease will be easier to clean off. An engine degreaser will work well, as long as you choose the right one. Avoid petroleum-based degreasers as even though they work fast, they are often so harsh that they can damage your vehicle. Go from the bottom to the top when applying your degreaser, and make sure you let it sit for at least three minutes. Then, hose your engine down and dry it with a towel.
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