A good car wash is an essential routine for making sure your paint job looks great.

Problem is, if you don’t wash your car the correct way, you’ll end up with stubborn water spots or, worse yet, you’ll risk putting scratches into your vehicle’s finish.

Got some scratches already? Then check this out: How to Remove a Paint Scratch from Your Car or Truck

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That’s why you’ll probably like this video from the washing wizards at Adam’s Premium Car Care.

It shows you an entire, easy-to-follow method to proper car washing. (You’ll even learn when the best time to wash your car is!)

The video is almost 15 minutes long so, suffice it to say, it’s extremely thorough. It covers everything from the initial rinse-down to the final dry-off, with plenty of handy car washing tips thrown in along the way. Check it out: