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Washing & Drying Your Car

If there is a single maintenance activity that offers the biggest benefit to your car's appearance, it's keeping your car clean through regular washing. Washing is the process of removing loose dirt and road film from your car's exterior surfaces. That means more than just a good hosing. You have to scrub it with shampoo and a sponge or wash mitt.

Washing can be a double-edged sword, though, as even the mildest soaps can remove the protection from your car's paint, causing premature oxidation. Detergents can dull your car's finish even faster. For many years, BMW, Jaguar, Mercedes-Benz, Ferrari and many other fine-automobile makers recommended using only pure water to wash your car.

The high-quality car wash shampoos made today are very gentle on paint, plastic and rubber. A good car wash shampoo provides lubrication to prevent scratching and conditioners to maintain the shine. Be sure to select a quality product that's not counterproductive to your detailing efforts.

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Big Blue III Drying Towel

Temporarily Out Of Stock

Softer than cotton. Thirstier than...

$CAD 14.99

BMW Car Shampoo


Liquid, paintwork-friendly cleaning agent, specially developed for manual vehicle care....

$CAD 7.99

BMW Foldable all-purpose Bucket

The versatile folding bucket is made of robust, waterproof polyester fabric. This...

$CAD 24.99

BMW Insect Remover


Insect debris on glass, paintwork, chrome and plastic can be...

$CAD 9.99

BMW Natural Care Car shampoo


The mild, nature-friendly concentrated shampoo is based on natural, fully...

$CAD 9.49

BMW Tar Remover


Removes tar and oil marks as well as other stubborn...

$CAD 7.49

BMW Tree Sap Remover


Special cleaning agent for reliable cleaning of persistent tree resin...

$CAD 15.49

Eimann Fabrik Gentle Shampoo


Our best value in a gentle, car wash shampoo....

$CAD 12.99

Grit Guard Insert

Temporarily Out Of Stock

Reduce washing swirls!

If you...

$CAD 10.99

Meguiar's Microfiber Wash Mitt

Temporarily Out Of Stock

Meguiar’s extra thick Microfiber Wash Mitt...

$CAD 8.99

Meguiar's No.00 Hi-Tech Wash


A quality car wash blended with
conditioners and gloss...

$CAD 8.99

Meguiar's Water Magnet Drying Towel

Drying towels are not all alike, as the folks at Meguiar’s can...

$CAD 15.99

Microfiber UltraMitt

Our Microfiber UltraMitt™
is two mitts in one!...

$CAD 9.99

Microfiber Wash Mitt Kit

This Microfiber Wash Mitt Kit contains one of our Ultra-plush Microfiber Wash...

$CAD 16.99

P21S Bodywork Conditioning Shampoo

Temporarily Out Of Stock

P21S Bodywork Conditioning...

$CAD 11.99

P21S Super Absorbing Drying Towel

P21S Super Absorbing Drying Towel
If you’re going to put the effort...

$CAD 11.99

P21S Total Auto Wash Kit

This is probably the most powerful automotive cleaning product in the market...

$CAD 17.49

Sheepskin Wash Mitt

From Australia With Love.

This is the real McCoy. entirely hand...

$CAD 16.99

Ultra-plush Microfiber Wash Mitt

Our Ultra-plush Microfiber Wash Mitt is softer than cotton chenille and softer...

$CAD 8.99

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