Washing the car is mandatory to maintain cleanliness, durability, and reduce the potential for rust. If left dirty, then the performance and life of the car will be shorter.
Well, how about washing an electric car? Can an electric car be washed with water, just like treating a normal car?
Electric cars have been designed to be water resistant. Every electric car that will be sold has passed a series of tests, including a soak test where the car is immersed in a pool of water high enough to ensure that there are no leaks of car components.
Of course, every electric car on the market has its own characteristics. However, it is certain that all electric cars are waterproof and safe to wash.
For example, under the car which is often dirty due to exposure to dust, mud, and water splashes. The car battery and cables under it will remain safe because they are coated with water-resistant material.
In fact, the sockets that connect various electrical components in the car have also been given a rubber guard to ensure their safety.
Here’s how to wash an electric car:
- Basically, how to wash an electric car is the same as washing a car in general. However, there is one thing that must be known when washing an electric car, which is not to spray water into the engine bay.
- This part of the engine bay is usually inside the hood of the car, where there are electrical components that are more prone to water, such as the ECU, converter, and inverter.
- Actually, the engine bay in an electric car is already coated with a waterproof seal. However, if the engine bay is washed too often with water, it is feared that this waterproof seal will over time be damaged and create water dew inside the components.
- To safely clean the engine bay, use a microfiber cloth and engine degreaser. Remember not to spray the degreaser directly into the engine bay, but instead spray it onto a microfiber cloth and then wipe it into the engine bay.