Vehicle Washing Tips Ballston Spa NY

Although modern vehicle finishes are quite durable and resistant to environmental elements, the paint still needs to be washed on a regular basis to prevent buildup of elements that could permanently harm the finish of your vehicle. In addition, there are the obvious aesthetic benefits to having a clean vehicle.

Malta Touch Free Car Wash Inc
(518) 899-6759
1 Blacksmith Dr
Ballston Spa, NY
 
Andys Auto Spa
(518) 580-9038
5 Finley St
Saratoga Springs, NY
 
Sears
(518) 583-8527
3065 Route 50
Saratoga Springs, NY
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

Adirondack Tire Centers
(518) 584-1441
240 Washington St
Saratoga Springs, NY
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

Kost Tire/Muffler
(518) 580-1100
145 S Broadway
Saratoga Springs, NY
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

Currier Painting And Power Washing
(518) 363-0020
727 Geyser Rd
Ballston Spa, NY
 
Sam''s Tires & Automotive Inc
(518) 584-5418
111 Congress St
Saratoga Springs, NY
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

Midas Auto Service Experts
(518) 580-9040
142 S Broadway
Saratoga Springs, NY
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Mufflers Repair

Marion Ave Carwash
(518) 587-2011
Marion Ave
Saratoga Springs, NY
 
Wal-Mart Supercenter
(518) 581-8138
16 Old Gick Rd
Saratoga Springs, NY
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

Vehicle Washing Tips

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Although modern vehicle finishes are quite durable and resistant to environmental elements, the paint still needs to be washed on a regular basis to prevent buildup of elements that could permanently harm the finish of your vehicle. In addition, there are the obvious aesthetic benefits to having a clean vehicle.

Why wash my car?
Modern vehicles are operated in some pretty harsh environments and are subjected to a continual bombardment of potentially abrasive and corrosive elements. On the road, insects and bird droppings can land on the paint. In the winter, cold weather road maintenance bathes paint with a caustic salt solution, while summer may bring fresh hot tar that can stick to paint. Even while safely parked, dust, acid rain, pollen and bird droppings quickly adhere to the paint. Over time, these contaminants can chemically etch the surface, leaving permanent paint damage. Even plain old dirt eventually scratches the finish, while excessive road salt can lead to early corrosion. To prevent these types of damage, vehicles need to be washed with a good car wash soap and water.

Which car wash soap should I use?
Unlike most household soaps and detergents, which are designed to cut grease and oil, car wash soap is specially made to be gentle to your vehicle's finish. Car wash soap will not remove wax and other protective finishes from the surface of the paint. Special additives in the soap (called surfactants) lift and hold dirt so they can be easily rinsed off the surface. Other additives help lubricate your wash sponge to protect the paint from scratching. Some car wash soaps use a type of water-soluble wax to protect the finish even after the car has been dried. Nearly all specialized car wash soaps are sold in concentrate form as a liquid or powder. Mixed with a large bucket of fresh water, a few capfuls will easily wash an entire vehicle.

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