Vehicle Washing Tips Binghamton 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.

Napa Auto Parts
(607) 771-6272
435 State St
Binghamton, NY
Services
Auto Parts, Car Washes, Car Detailing

Tallmadge Truck Tire Svc Inc
(607) 724-3231
224 E Service Hwy
Binghamton, NY
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

Graham Hall Auto Sales
(607) 648-6548
1749 State Route 12
Binghamton, NY
 
Kost Tire/Muffler
(607) 722-9000
387 State St
Binghamton, NY
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

Bttc Binghamton Truck & Tire Center
(607) 773-8473
574 Conklin Rd
Binghamton, NY
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

Kost Tire Muffler
(607) 722-4267
387 State St
Binghamton, NY
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

Tallmadge Truck Tire Center
(607) 722-6100
224 E Service Hwy
Binghamton, NY
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

Goodyear Auto Service Centers
(607) 722-5331
72 Henry St
Binghamton, NY
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

Firestone Tire & Service Centers
(607) 724-3227
State & Lewis Rd
Binghamton, NY
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

South Side Reconditioning
(607) 772-8281
645 Conklin Rd
Binghamton, NY
 

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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