I usually avoid the afternoon heat in the summer... give the wheels a spray with the carwash wheel cleaner... spray down the body with high pressure rinse... pull out to the prep/detail area... wash the body with water/carwash soap & a microfiber from home in a bucket w/ snap on lid... pull into bay for another rinse... then across a grocery store parking lot to their gasoline canopy... it has shaded canopy space at an abandoned tobacco shack... then a wipedown with spray wax & microfiber.
Usually put about 4 coats of various liquid waxes in a year... one for each season.
2011 Focus SE, 2010 Honda SH150i
5w-20 Motorcraft semi-syn until warranty has expired
Hankook Optimo H725 on Drag DR-33
General Altimax Arctic on OEM alloys