3 Helpful Tips When Choosing an Automatic Car Wash

June 10th, 2016 by

Car WashAutomatic car washes are very popular as they save time and the hassle of doing it yourself. In fact, they are safer for your car than washing it yourself as you might be using the wrong soap, do not use enough water to safely remove dirt, or you wash your car in direct sunlight which can cause burn spots in the finish. These are a few things to keep in mind when looking for an automatic car  wash.

Prepare Your Vehicle for the Car Wash

Before using the car wash, wipe the car off with a soft cloth to get rid of grit. Retract or remove the antennae. Ensure that the windows are tightly sealed. Finally, choose a wash program that includes the tires and rims, and dries the car.

Use a Brushless Car Wash

Some older car washes use brushes which can scratch a car’s finish. These scratches on older cars can be buffed out easily. Later model cars have a thin, transparent clear coat that provides the shine. Once this coat is damaged, the only way to restore it is to repaint the damaged area.

Undercarriage Wash

If possible, choose a car wash that offers an undercarriage wash as this uses powerful jets of water to remove caked up dirt and mud from beneath your car. Doing this regularly reduces the risk of rust from buildup.

Following these tips will help keep your vehicle in pristine condition. It will also increase the resale value when you are ready to buy a new car.

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