Vehicle Washing Tips Plattsburgh 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.

Midas Auto Service Experts
(518) 563-8282
486 State Route 3
Plattsburgh, NY
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Mufflers Repair

G & G Tire Co
(518) 563-1508
5512 Peru St
Plattsburgh, NY
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

Bucks Car Wash
(518) 562-5906
6050 State Route 22
Plattsburgh, NY
 
Mountain View Motors
(518) 562-5100
1 Archie Bordeau Rd
Plattsburgh, NY
 
Premier Tire and Automotive Inc
(802) 893-7070
338 Route 7 S
Milton, VT
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

Washland Carwash
(518) 563-9274
310 Margaret St
Plattsburgh, NY
 
Nu Way Car Wash
(518) 562-0084
606 State Route 3
Plattsburgh, NY
 
Buck's Car Wash
(518) 562-5906
6048 State Route 22
Plattsburgh, NY
 
Sears
(518) 566-2727
60 Smithfield Blvd Ste 27
Plattsburgh, NY
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

Partner Tire & Service Inc
(802) 878-6731
Creek Farm Plz
Colchester, VT
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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