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