How often do you go to the car wash? What are some good reasons to go?
For some, it’s a ritual they make a priority every week in order to keep their car looking its best. For others, it’s something they only do when they notice caked on dirt that has turned their car a completely different color.
No matter which crowd you’re in, it’s important to know why washing your car regularly is actually a great idea. Five of the biggest advantages, in particular, are listed below and worth considering.
1. Avoiding Damage of Your Vehicle's Surface
Mud, dirt, rain, and even salt sprinkled on icy roads (Mountain roads typically in this part of the country) can attach themselves to the surface of your car as you drive. While you might not notice these at first, over time, the minerals that are in them can cause damage to your paint job.
For this reason, it’s important to take time to have your car washed on a regular basis. This will blast away those impurities in seconds. Even something like rain should be considered as damaging to your car, as it can negatively impact your paint job if it’s not properly washed away within a few days. Pollutants in the air find their way to your vehicle's surface, with rainfall.
2. Improving the Condition of Your Vehicle
When you take your car in to get washed, soap and water will brush the impurities away from the surface of your car to help prevent the deterioration of your paint and even the different parts of your car, like wheels, headlights, trim, etc. In time, this can improve the condition of your car and its overall longevity. This is especially true if you have your engine washed, because removing debris and dirt from this area can help keep your engine healthier in the long-run.
3. Improving Safety
When you go for a drive, your windows, mirrors, and even tires should be clear of debris. By going to the car wash on a regular basis, you’ll never have to worry about these areas being too dirty to drive with, or having your vision compromised, especially at night. You’ll have confidence knowing your windshield, rear window, side mirrors, and tires are clean and safe for your next trip.
4. Improving the Value of Your Vehicle
Are you planning on selling your vehicle or even trading it in? Even if you’re going to do this months or years in the future, it’s important to do what you can to keep your car looking great now.
Regular car washes are a big part of this, as they can help prevent rust, scratches, dull paint, and other issues that take away from the look of your car, and raise the money you get for it when it's time to upgrade your ride. That especially holds true if you plan to sell it to a private party but it also affects dealers who may take it in trade as well.
5. A Clean Look - I mean who doesn't want to be looking good?
Do you want to avoid having dirt on your hands when you shut your trunk? Washing your car on a regular basis can help avoid issues like this. This one small task can help improve the look of your paint and your entire car overall. Plus, it just makes YOU feel better!
When Should You Wash?
A weekly or even bi-weekly car wash is a small investment that can pay off with all of the benefits above. What’s better is the fact that regular washes may even save you money by helping to minimize or even avoid damage completely.
With just a little bit of effort, you might be surprised by how great your car looks and how much pride you have in it when it’s kept sparkling clean.
Don't forget the wax! Wax really does protect your paint, and it's WAY cheaper than having to repaint later (if you are one of those that tends to keep your cars for a long time) or trying to sell to upgrade as well.
Check out all of the available services we offer here at Bauer's! Feel free to give us a call or stop by with any questions too, we're happy to help!
There is certainly no shortage of car washes here in the Sacramento, and more specifically the Citrus Heights area!
Lately it seems a new one is opening around almost every corner. Most of the newer ones are geared toward "self serve" type facilities. While these are good for those of us who want to maintain a clean vehicle, they may not provide some of the advantages of a full service wash or detail.
Perhaps we should take advantage of all the new options! More frequent car washing can help preserve and protect our vehicles and help maintain their value.
Why Should We Wash Our Cars Often?
According to the Federal Highway Administration, motor vehicle corrosion is a billion-dollar problem in the United States. It's no wonder. Road salt (if you travel into the mountains or snow country out of State), tree sap, mud, pollution, sun, and even dead bugs and bird poop all contribute to a year-round assault on your vehicle here in Northern California, potentially leading to serious damage and/or premature aging.
Safety can also be an issue. Grime across your windshield and windows restricts visibility in all directions, and even a light coating of dust or pollen can impair your ability to see clearly, especially at night or when driving into the sun’s glare.
That’s why we here at Bauer's Full Service Car Wash encourage you to visit us regularly. Washing your car removes dirt, residues and pollutants that degrade your paint finish and corrode the underlying metal. It’s like anti-aging cosmetics for your automobile!
No Matter Which Method You Choose, These 5 Tips Will Help You Get the Most Out of Your Car Cleaning Routine
Hand Wash or Commercial Wash?
Is hand washing at home or visiting a commercial car wash your best bet?
While both lead to a clean vehicle, you’ll cut your water usage in half by going to a commercial facility like ours and help keep toxins and soap away from street drains, which can lead to local waterways.
When you are all done, finish up with a good waxing to give your vehicle extra protection and shine!
5927 San Juan Ave, Citrus Heights, CA 95610