Cleaning a car’s engine involves the extensive washing of the car’s engine using the appropriate cleaning agents. Automobile manufacturers recommend that car engines must be cleaned twice a year.
Because it is a tricky process that can lead to complications if it’s not done correctly, many car owners outsource it to good mechanics or professional car washers.
However, you can successfully wash your car’s engine by yourself at home if you follow these steps:
Cool the engine
Give the engine sufficient time to completely cool down before starting any cleaning process.
Cover sensitive areas
Cover the alternator, air intake, and any other sensitive components that can be damaged by water or cleaning solution.
Use a brush or compressed air to remove any loose debris or dirt from the engine.
Apply engine degreaser
Apply a degreaser solution to the engine, following the instructions on the product label. Make sure to avoid spraying the electrical components.
Scrub the engine
Using a soft-bristled brush or sponge, scrub the engine thoroughly to remove all dirt and grime. Pay attention to hard-to-reach areas, such as the crevices around the engine.
Rinse the engine
Rinse the engine with a hose or pressure washer, being careful not to spray directly on sensitive areas.
Dry the engine
Wipe down the engine with a clean, dry cloth or let it air dry completely before starting the car.
Remove the covers from sensitive components, and double-check to ensure everything is dry before starting the engine.
Remember, cleaning a car’s engine at home can be dangerous if you’re not careful. Always wear gloves and protective eyewear; never spray water or cleaning solution directly onto sensitive electrical components.
If you’re uncomfortable doing this yourself, it’s best to take your car to a professional mechanic for a clean car engine.
Share with every car owner you know to encourage them to attempt cleaning their car’s engine by themselves at home.