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Vehicle Washing Tips New York 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.

Firestone/Bridgestone Auto Centers
(212) 695-6808
279 10th Ave
New York, NY
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

Mid Gulf Corp
(212) 371-9962
645 5 Av E 51st St
New York, NY
 
Broadway Bridge Car Wash
(212) 569-4570
5134 Broadway W 220th St
New York, NY
 
Westside Highway Car Wash
(212) 757-1141
638 W 47th St
New York, NY
 
Teknicar
(212) 765-4777
550 W 48 11th Ave
New York, NY
 
Lubaucher Automobile Customizing
(917) 210-5417
519 Amsterdam Ave 85th St
New York, NY
 
Tenth Ave Tire & Repair
(212) 695-2611
327 10th Ave
New York, NY
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

Lee Family Car Wash Corporation
(212) 246-0003
6251 1 Ave
New York, NY
 
Freddys Detailing Center Inc
(212) 281-7491
101 Macombs Pl At W 152nd St
New York, NY
 
Manhattan Auto Care Incorporated
(212) 353-0125
275 Delancey At Columbia St
New York, 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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