If you’ve ever tried cleaning bugs off of your car then you know it can be a difficult task if you don’t follow a specific process. We all love a clean car and it can be upsetting to finish cleaning most of your car only to find countless dead bugs and bug remnants clinging to your car that seem almost impossible to remove. If you want to remove dead bugs from your car’s exterior, you have two options: take your vehicle to a car detailing Ottawa service and have everything taken care of for you, which is ideal if you planned on taking your car in for detailing anyway or if there are so many bugs that the job seems impossible; or do it yourself if you have the time and patience to do so.

What You’ll Need

In order to properly remove those pesky bugs from your car, you will need three things: a hose, a sponge, and a bug remover spray. The bug remover spray is specifically designed for use on cars, but be sure to test it out on a small area of your car first to see if there are any adverse reactions.


Step One: Hose down your car

First, hose down your car as thoroughly as possible. This will remove looser bugs, although it won’t remove all of them, especially if they have been stuck to the car for a while.


Step Two: Use your bug remover spray

Next, use your bug remover spray on any car surface which still has bugs. Let the spray sit for the time described on the can, which will probably be about 30 seconds to 1 minute or so. The spray can be used anywhere on the car, so don’t forget about your headlights, the grill, windshields, side view mirrors, and so on.


Step Three: Scrub the bugs away

Using your car-friendly sponge, begin scrubbing the bugs away in small sections. This will make it more manageable to clean and reduce the chances of spreading around dead bug bits to the rest of the car. It’s important that you are consistent with your strokes so that the bugs will fall off the vehicle onto the ground, rather than getting wiped up on the sponge and spread around the car. When you’re done scrubbing, rinse your car off with a hose.

If the job is particularly tough or if you can’t seem to get the bugs off even with a spray, then give us a call for our Ottawa car detailing team can get those nasty bugs off of your car right away. We have developed a strategy for removing bugs and tar from vehicles without using harsh chemicals that can damage your car. We use an environmentally friendly method that removes bugs in minutes and the cost is very affordable too. Ask us about bug removal during your next Ottawa detailing visit at Auto World.