Truck Getting Pressure Cleaned

How To Clean Your Truck

Regular cleaning not only improves the appearance of your truck, but it also helps to protect its paint and other components from damage. However, cleaning a truck can be a daunting task on knowing where to start. In this blog post, we'll cover the essential steps to ensure that your truck stays clean and shiny for years to come. So, whether you're a seasoned truck owner or just getting started, read on to learn how to clean your truck like a pro!

Side View of Clean Blue Road Truck


Yellow Dundrum Earthmover
Polish Alloy Truck

Product Choice

When it comes to choosing a cleaning product for your truck, there are many options available depending on your requirements. You should consider the type of truck you have and the type of cleaning required.

For example, if you're cleaning earthmovers or other heavy-duty equipment used in agriculture, you'll probably want a heavy-duty cleaner with a degreasing element that can tackle tough dirt and grime. Likewise if you have a road truck with a lot of polished alloy, you'll probably prefer a gentle cleaner that won't damage the surface or leave a white veil.

For heavier duty jobs we recommend a highly concentrated alkaline formulas to remove heavy dirt and grime. But when it comes to polished alloy we recommend something more gentle and caustic free. An after wash wax is also good product to choose to provide a protective coating.


For the best results always rinse from the bottom up. Use a smooth up and down motion working on one side of the vehicle at a time. Always remember to be careful around your rubber seals and trims. 

Pro tip: don't forget the underbody of your truck. This is the closest part to the road, so dirt and grime build up quickly. Use your pressure washer or a specifically designed underbody cleaner to remove heavy build up here and on your mud flaps.

Underbody Cleaner with Four Pressure Jets
Underbody Blaster
Underbody Blaster
Underbody Blaster
Underbody Cleaner with Four Pressure Jets
Underbody Cleaner with Four Pressure Jets
Underbody Cleaner with Handle

Underbody Blaster

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No Sunbaking

When cleaning your truck, it's important to take steps to prevent streaks and spots from forming. One of the best ways to do this is to keep your truck in the shade and out of direct sunlight if possible. This will help prevent the cleaning product from drying out before you have a chance to rinse it off, which can cause streaks and spots to form. We also recommend working in sections so the product does not have time to dry before you get a chance to come back and rinse it off.

Additionally, make sure to pay proper attention to your windows and mirrors. If you don't rinse these properly the cleaning product may leave white spots and streaks which could be affect your visions when driving.

Rest Time

While keeping the above points in mind you do need to give the product time to work its magic. When it comes to cleaning your truck, it's important to keep in mind that the product needs time to work effectively. While the foaming action may look impressive, it's the chemical reaction between the foam and the dirt and grime that does the real cleaning.

So, once you've applied the foam to a section of your truck, it's essential to let the product dwell for a few minutes. During this time, the foam will begin to break down and loosen the dirt, mud, and grime, making it easier to remove when you rinse it off.

The length of time you need to let the product dwell will depend on the product you're using but up to 5 minutes is a good ball park.