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Vehicle Washing Tips Jamaica 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.

Queens Boulevard Car Wash
(718) 523-2764
13877 Queens Blvd
Jamaica, NY
 
Home Boys Auto Boutique
(718) 739-7159
9708 150th St
Jamaica, NY
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

Intercity Tire & Auto Ctr
(718) 526-3600
10509 Merrick Blvd
Jamaica, NY
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

Merrick Car Wash
(718) 523-0337
10705 Merrick Blvd
Jamaica, NY
 
Firestone
(718) 527-3700
13029 Merrick Blvd
Jamaica, NY
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

Hillside Auto Spa
(718) 523-2309
13904 Hillside Ave
Jamaica, NY
 
Sts Tire & Auto Centers
(718) 657-6060
14024 Queens Blvd
Jamaica, NY
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

B Auto Body
(718) 523-4170
9708 150th St
Jamaica, NY
 
Richmond Hill Tire Service
(718) 846-5849
11919 101st Ave
South Richmond Hill, NY
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

Edmark Fleet Wash Incorporated
(718) 641-2712
12624 Old South Rd
South Ozone Park, NY
 

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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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