Why Wash my CarYour car is one of the largest investments you will make. In order to protect the finish and minimize oxidation, which takes a toll on the paint finish, you should keep the exposed areas as clean as possible. Municipalities mix chemicals with the sand and gravel they spread on the thoroughfares to increase traction for the general public. They use a chemical called ``Magnesium Chloride`` to lower the freezing temperature of the snow pack and then they mix it with salt, sand, and gravel to promote better traction. This mixture, while making the roadways much safer during the snowy season, takes a toll on your cars finish and if left on for extended periods, can dull your paints finish and lead to rusting of exposed metal. Much like changing you oil to promote extended engine performance, you should remove the salt, grime, and mag chloride from your paint at least once a week during the snowy season.
We invest tens of thousands of dollars on our automobiles, remember how good it felt driving your shiny new car off of the dealer`s lot. Everything was clean and brand new, the car performed perfectly, at least for a while. Removing the dirt, road grime, and harmful chemicals once a week will help to keep your car show room fresh and extend the exterior finish and undercarriage as long as possible.
Washing in your driveway is becoming frowned upon more and more by municipalities. They do not want the run-off going into their storm sewage system. Also, it takes much more water to do a driveway wash than to use a state-of-the-art commercial carwash. At a good quality commercial car wash, you will get softened water, heated water, good pressure, and bio-degradable soaps and detergents friendly to the environment.
A self serve wand bay will use only about twenty gallons of water on the average. A roll-over automatic will use less than half what you will use in your driveway. So using a commercial car wash is both conserving
And environmentally friendly.
Selecting the right car wash to wash your prized possession is as important as diligently washing your car frequently. If the car wash you use doesnít have the good quality treated water along with soaps and waxes friendly to your carís finish, you may be wasting your time and money. There are basic things you should look for when selecting the car wash you choose to frequent.
- Why I Have to Wash
- Car Wash How To
- City / Area Selection
- Wash Site Planning
- Equipment Selection
- Equipment Selection Pros and Cons
- Automatics Which One!
- Automatics - Friction or NO
- Self Service Criteria
- Published Wash Articles
- Car Wash Glossary