Benefits of Using a Professional Car Wash

By February 24, 2016Car Maintenance

Did you know that there’s a HUGE difference between using a professional car wash and washing your car at home? Below, we have listed the Big 4 Benefits of Using a Professional Car Wash:

You save time and hassle.

Using a professional car wash requires getting into your car and visiting your local Valley Car Wash. Conversely, a basic hand car wash, even when rushed, will take between 20 minutes to an hour or more.

You protect your vehicle’s finish.

Did you know that washing your car at home is extremely harmful to the finish? The University of Texas proved that a single home hand-wash can leave scratches in your finish as deep as 1/10 of the paints total thickness. And since garden hoses often fail to remove all soap film, soap residue can “bake” into the finish and eat into the paint for days afterward.

Unlike the bristle brush systems of the past, today’s car wash facilities are equipped with an array of modern soft cloths and sprays to protect, rather than harm, your vehicle’s finish.

You help conserve water.

According to Professional Car Washing & Detailing, a professional car wash requires an average of 45 gallons of water to wash a car. Compare this to the 80-140 gallons used by washing a car at home. That’s a 100% to over 200% increase in water consumption!

You help protect the environment.

The waste water that runs off a car when it is washed contains a range of substances that may pollute the environment. These include soaps and detergents, mud, rubber and grease that will go on to pollute our rivers, streams, lakes, and harbors.

Ultimately, a professional car wash can provide the proper amounts of water and pressure needed along with the appropriate soaps and waxes to safely and effectively clean your vehicle. If you would like more information about us or our services please contact us or stop by one of our four locations.

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  • Wow, I had no idea that washing your car at home could ruin the finish on the paint job! I’m about to get a new car for myself and since it’s been a few years since I owned one, I want to brush up on how to take care of it. Thank you for the information about how soap film doesn’t get removed by the hose and gets baked into the finish, eating into the paint. It’s good to know!

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