Tar Removal and Cleaning

tar removal and cleaning

Whenever you take your car out onto the road, it is bound to get dirty. While things are fairly easy to remove or clean, others are not. Tar, for example, can be particularly difficult to remove and it can cause serious damage to the paintwork on your vehicle. Here’s what you need to know about tar removal and cleaning.

Why Remove Tar Quickly

Hot weather and recently laid roads often result in small pieces of tar being flung up and sticking to your car. The strong sticky nature of tar means that it will adhere to the paintwork of your vehicle right away. The longer it is left unchecked, the more it will become stuck in place. Prompt removal is essential for minimizing any potential damage.

Why You Need Professional Assistance

You may have noticed that there are a few products on the market that claim to work miracles. Unfortunately, if tar is not removed correctly, you could do more harm than good. Improper removal can result in the paint of your car coming off too. It is also a time-consuming process and not something that should be rushed.

Essential Tar Removal Tips

Before you can begin removing any specks of tar, it is important to make sure that your vehicle is clean. Wash and dry your vehicle from top to bottom before you begin applying any type of tar removal product. 

In some cases, you may need to allow the solution to rest for a few minutes in order to work properly. You will know that it is working when you notice a brown liquid start to run down your car. This means that the cleaner is breaking down the tar and you can wipe it away with a soft, clean towel. For more stubborn specks, this process might need to be repeated. 

You should never try to scrape the tar from your vehicle since this can cause permanent damage. Plastic razor blades can be used on occasion to speed things up but it’s best to leave such practices to the professionals. Once you are done, give your car another wash to remove any fine residue from the cleaning products.


Impurities like tar are so much easier to remove if you protect your car with wax or polish on a regular basis. This added layer acts as a shield and seals your paint so that impurities cannot penetrate any pores. The smoother the surface of your vehicle, the easier it is to clean. So, once you are done removing tar from your vehicle, you should consider signing up for a polish or wax right away.

Since this is such a delicate and time-consuming process, it is best to leave tar removal and cleaning to the experts. At Wash Me Now, our team specializes in providing these very services. What’s more, is that we will come to you! Simply give us a call at (647) 607-5199 to schedule your appointment with our mobile auto detailing team.