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Vehicle Washing Tips Buffalo 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.

Kellys Hand Car Wash
(716) 891-8225
1424 Genesee St
Buffalo, NY
 
Ljs Hand Car Wash
(716) 896-9296
2332 Bailey Ave
Buffalo, NY
 
Goodyear Auto Service Centers
(716) 884-6331
1355 Main St
Buffalo, NY
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

Main Automatic Car Wash Incorporated
(716) 885-2936
1582 Main St
Buffalo, NY
 
Kennedys Joe Auto Beauty Center
(716) 855-2833
325 S Elmwood Ave
Buffalo, NY
 
Bob Super Car Wash
(866) 486-3136
803 Walden Ave
Buffalo, NY
 
Fast Eddy Hand Car Wash
(716) 891-5575
1736 Fillmore Ave
Buffalo, NY
 
Main Handwash And Detail
(716) 885-2195
1712 Main St
Buffalo, NY
 
Goodyear Auto Service Centers
(716) 854-2014
370 Niagara St
Buffalo, NY
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

X Quisite Auto Detailing
(716) 597-0398
2377 Bailey Ave
Buffalo, 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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