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Vehicle Washing Tips Brooklyn 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.

Nostrand Car Wash Incorporated
(718) 467-4800
980 Nostrand Ave
Brooklyn, NY
 
Pep Boys Automotive Supercenter
(718) 596-2833
354 4th Ave
Brooklyn, NY
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

Tropical Breeze Car Wash
(718) 245-1400
756 Utica Ave
Brooklyn, NY
 
Hercules Tire Shop
(718) 789-8533
613 Washington Ave
Brooklyn, NY
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

Auto Laundry Car Wash
(718) 622-7429
1119 Atlantic Ave
Brooklyn, NY
 
Firestone Tire & Service Centers
(718) 284-6000
1750 Bedford Ave
Brooklyn, NY
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

Pop''s Tire Shop
(718) 638-9741
1077 Pacific St
Brooklyn, NY
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

Atlantic Car Wash Incorporated
(718) 857-8640
571 Washington Ave
Brooklyn, NY
 
Golden Touch Car Wash Incorporated
(718) 855-8400
296 4th Ave
Brooklyn, NY
 
Sears Roebuck and Co
(718) 941-4321
2359 Bedford Ave
Brooklyn, 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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