Most yard and garden owners would already know the significance of a leaf blower. It is perhaps an essential and the most sought out gardening tool especially as autumn approaches. But did you know that you can use your handy dandy blower for drying your car? Sounds interesting? Keep reading to find out more.
A leaf blower is certainly not cheap, and if you would like to get the price per use of the purchase you did years ago, let me tell you, it’s a multifunctional tool. Some people use it to remove the snow off their pathways, while others use it as a way of clearing their vents.
A blower is a powerful tool that is known is for its high speed and endurance. As compared to cleaning things manually, a blower is both powerful and agile when it comes to the tough job.
When drying your car, you could be using the best quality microfiber cloth and still run the risk of scratching your paintwork. Use of lightweight leaf blower is hassle free, there is no surface contact and the results are flawless.
Here are our top tips for using a leaf blower to dry your car:
1. Choose Blowers with High mph and cfm Settings
Preferably you will need a blower with a power of at least 200 mph to lift the dust off the smooth car surface. Anything lower than the optimum MPH and CFM settings will not be able to get the job done.
2. Save Time by Rinsing and Drying
We recommend rinsing your car with water and using the lightweight leaf blower afterwards instead of the conventional soap and water hassle. This will significantly save time.
3. Work with the Wind
It’s important to blow in the direction of the wind when working on your car. Moving with the wind will help clear dust and dry moisture efficiently. If you work against the direction of wind, you will eventually get covered by the dust and debris.
4. Ensure the Air Filter is Clean
Sometimes leaf blowers can in turn add more dust and debris on your car’s surface. The best solution is to check the air filter and keep it clean before working on the car.
5. Be Careful with the Cord
High power blowers have bulky cords that could potentially scratch the car’s surface. Make sure to keep the cord out of the place when scheduling a blowing session.
6. Protect Your Ears
Some leaf blowers are noisy and we advise using ear protection every now and then.
7. Pay Attention to Where Water Can Hide
Deep slits can trap moisture invisible to the naked eye. A blower is your best bet at blowing the water out of these surfaces such as car door handles.
8. Don’t Blow Your Car Facing the Surface
A leaf blower can lodge the dust particles in the air if facing the ground, causing more built up of dust on your already wet car. To tackle this issue, it is advisable to wet the ground surrounding your car, and then work on blowing your car.
There you have it! Yet another life hacks to improvise the use of your lightweight leaf blower and making it more than just another seasonal tool.