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DEBUNKED: Automatic car-washes will damage my car's paint


DEBUNKED: Automatic car-washes will damage my car's paint


A common misconception among vehicle owners is that car washes, especially automatic washes, can damage a vehicle's finish. We will provide you with information about the benefits of self-serve car washes, as well as the top tips to avoid damage to your four-wheeled friend.


Not only are self-service car washes convenient, they are also entirely safe. In most cases, it is unlikely that a car wash will damage your car in any way. In fact, improper hand-washing techniques are one of the most common causes of scratches and swirl marks on vehicles. Experts believe incorrect hand-washing techniques are responsible for most wear on vehicles, but you can easily prevent them.


There is no doubt that if you live in West Texas, where dirt and sand are abundant, it is of the utmost importance that you wash your vehicle carefully and use the appropriate chemicals to do so. By doing this, you will be able to remove all dirt from your vehicle without causing any damage to the paint of your vehicle in the process. You can care for your car properly while washing it using the following tips.


Top tips to avoid damage at the car wash:

  • It is recommended that any aftermarket products on your vehicle that are either poorly attached or do not adhere to the vehicle ought to be removed.

  • When you use a pressure washer, start at a low setting and gradually increase the pressure while standing at least 3-5 feet away. If you are not careful. Be cautious when cleaning components such as headlights, windows, and mirrors.

  • In order to prevent dirt from spreading to previously cleaned areas of your car, make sure that you scrub your entire car starting at the top and moving to the bottom.

  • You should thoroughly rinse your vehicle after it has been washed. If you don't wash off the soap properly, it can damage your paint. Start at the top of your vehicle and work your way down. When you are done rinsing off the soap, use the spot-free rinse twice or even three times to ensure that all soap has been removed from the cracks, seams, and corners.


Self-service and automatic car washes will prove to be an excellent choice for those who don't always have the time to clean their cars at home. Self-service and automatic car washes are the fastest and most convenient ways to get your car clean. You do not have to spend hours washing your car anymore; automated and self-serve car washes offer a convenient alternative to hand-washing.


With these tips, not only will you save time, you can clean your vehicle like a pro! Visit Hurricane Beach Car Wash for your next wash.


We are proud to offer a wide range of car wash soap and chemicals from ChemQuest. In addition, we have the latest equipment to ensure that your car is clean and well cared for at Hurricane Beach Car Wash.


As affordable as it is, self-serve car washes can certainly eat up your budget if you use them every day. Fortunately, we offer unlimited plans so you can spend less while enjoying a convenient and speedy car wash experience! Check out our app for a safe, contactless car wash experience with Hurricane Beach Car Wash!


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