While it might be easy to let Mother Nature take care of rinsing your car with the occasional rain storm, you still need to have it thoroughly cleaned with regularity to avoid your vehicle’s body being attacked by iron oxide which can cause long-term damage.
The easiest way to avoid rust issues and to keep your car looking spiffy is to regularly visit automatic car washes. It takes, on average, less than eight minutes to go through an automatic car wash. In addition to being time efficient, this method of cleaning your car is also more effective than scrubbing it with soap and water in your driveway; it’s pretty easy for a small rock to make its way onto your sponge and inflict some damage on your paint job. You can also possibly miss a cluster of dirt, which can also be harmful.
Automatic car washes are thorough and are all but guaranteed not to harm your vehicle’s finish. A good number of modern car washes are also touchless which means brushes/scrubbers don’t even make contact with your vehicle. Touchless washes involve high-pressure hoses spraying water and detergent at your car – no physical contact means no rough stuff or potential for paint damage.
In the event that your local automatic car wash doesn’t have a touchless option, try and make sure that its brushes that come in contact with your vehicle are made out of cloth. Some outdated establishments still have less gentle brushes but cloth is safe and gentle so it is far less likely to cause any problems for your body.
If you do encounter any issues after using an automatic car wash, or if you have any other questions/concerns regarding your vehicle, be sure to give us a call at 361-444-1355!