Cleaning the Bay
Now, fill the bucket with soapy water and clean the bay with automotive soap. Use the car wash mitt to get everything cleaned properly. By now, the degreaser should have removed the worst of the oil in the engine bay. Use low water pressure and rinse the bay once again. Now, you can remove the plastic shrink wrap or plastic bags from the engine components because you won’t be rinsing it with water anymore.
Polishing the Bay
Use a plastic cleaner to polish the plastic parts inside the bay. Use the microfiber cloth for cleaning these parts. Use metal polish to polish the metal parts of the engine bay. Read the instructions on the label of the product and follow the directions when cleaning the bay.
Final Step on How to Clean Your Engine Bay
The next step is to dry out the engine bay. You may use a blower to dry out the extra water in the bay. To dry out the remaining water from the engine bay, start the engine or turn on the AC of the car. Once the engine has cooled down, you can apply an engine dressing to make it look really nice. It will add shine to the engine parts and make the engine bay look as good as new.
How Often Should You Clean The Engine Bay Of Your Vehicle?
It depends on many factors such as the weather in your area, where you live, how often you drive, and more. If your area has low snowfall and low dust levels, cleaning the engine bay once or twice a year would do. But, if you live in harsh weather conditions, you should consider cleaning the engine bay every two to three months depending on how much dust, grime, and dirt have accumulated in the bay.