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QUESTIONS ABOUT 'CAR WASHING'

Q: I wash my car at home using a garden hose. Lately, the finish looks dull and marked. What could be wrong?
A: Washing your car at home is extremely harmful to the finish of your car. The University of Texas proved that a single home hand-wash can leave scratches in the finish as deep as 1/10 of the paint's total thickness. Also, the average garden hose cannot supply enough water and water pressure with the detergent action to avoid damaging a car's finish. This important study concluded that automobile owners should avoid washing their cars at home. Only a professional car wash can provide the proper amounts of water and water pressure needed with the appropriate cleaning solutions to safely and effectively clean your car.

Q: How often should I have my car washed?
A: Weekly. Washing your car once a week will ensure that your vehicle's surface is being cared for properly. If your car is exposed to corrosive materials like salt, sand and industrial fallout, it should be washed often. The same goes for vehicles in areas with high humidity. Moisture attracts contaminants and promotes a variety of chemical reactions that can destroy
your car's finish. Frequent washing is essential to the life of your car's chrome and painted surfaces.

Q: When should I wash off insect residue?
A: As soon as possible, especially if the car is new. Insect residue and bird droppings form acids that immediately start to eat away a car's finish.

Q: What is the major cause of rust?
A: Rust is simply the oxidation of untreated metal surfaces when they contact the elements. Moisture is the main cause of rust. Since dirt attracts and traps moisture, a dirty car is the instigator of almost all car rust, especially in those hidden areas behind the chrome and trim. Only a professional car wash operator has the equipment and know-how to effectively reach all those hard-to-reach places and remove corrosion-producing grime before damage is done.

Q: Isn't rain a natural, cost-effective car wash?
A: No! Rain and snow contain acid that eats away at the paint and finish of vehicles. After acid rain falls on a car, the water evaporates, but the acid remains. Concentrated by sunlight, this acid can become so strong that it will eat through the finish, ruining the vehicle's paint and appearance.

Q: Is it safe to bring my convertible, vinyl, or canvas custom topped vehicle to Showroom Clean?
A: YES! It is perfectly safe to bring those types of vehicles to our wash.