One often overlooked step in the car cleaning process ( at least by amateur car detailers ) is drying the car after the wash stage. It is something I am guilty of myself while I was learning the ropes about proper car care when I was growing up and trying to maintain my first car.
Once you start implementing this step in your cleaning routine, you will never look back as it will drastically improve the overall finish and appearance of the car compared to if you had just let it dry naturally. It is important to learn not only how to dry your car correctly, but how to dry your car safely.
A lot of people underestimate the damage you could be causing to your cars paintwork by using the wrong tools for the job while drying the car.