Hello, everyone! Today we’re going to discuss the advantages of an automatic car wash! It seems there has always been a bit of a stigma when the two are compared, hand-washing v. automatic washes.
And when it comes to washing your car, doing so at home seems like it would be the same as coming to a car wash, right? It gets it clean, it does not take that long, and it’s inexpensive. Washing your car by hand in your driveway is a very easy way of getting your car clean, but unfortunately it can be one of the worst things you can do for your vehicle and its finish.
Research conducted by the University of Munich has shown that automatic washing is superior to hand washing. The latter causes damage to your car’s paint and even gets your car dirtier than when you started! Let’s talk about it.
The “Sandpaper” Effect
Hand-washing your car creates what is known as the “sandpaper” effect. Dirt and dust particles in the sponges and rags used to wash cars create micro-abrasions on your paint that can penetrate 10% into your paint’s finish. When ran through an automatic washer, cars showed no signs of scratches or damage.
Is Your Car Really Clean?
When you hand wash your car, you probably use your garden hose. Your garden hose is not powerful enough or provides enough water pressure to get all of the soap and detergent residue off of your car. This means that your car is just as dirty, if not dirtier, then when you started!
Advantages: Environmental Benefits
When you use an automatic washer, one of the many advantages is the knowledge that you’re using the most environmentally-friendly option. While most would think washing your car at home would save more water, it’s actually the opposite.Washing your car at home can use up to 150 gallons of water. Using an automatic wash will only use about 35 gallons of water.
Automatic car washes reuse the water they wash cars with. It is gathered and treated before being used again. Not only are you using more water when you wash at home, you could also be polluting your landscape. When you’re rinsing the soap off your car it has nowhere to go but in the ground (unless you have a drainage system in your yard). This causes dirty water and soap to seep into the soil causing damage to your yard.
Advantages: Time is Money
Washing your car at home is not as cheap as you might think. Sure it is the less expensive option once, maybe twice, but in the long run the cost of soap, cleaning supplies, and water adds up. Not only can an automatic car wash save you money, it can also save you time. And as they say, “time is money.”
How long does it take you to hand wash your car? It takes the average person at least an hour. Going through an automatic car wash only takes minutes.
The Advantages of Shopping Local
When you use an automatic car wash you are supporting a local, small business. During the COVID-19 pandemic, small businesses need support now more than ever. Nearly 60% of small businesses have closed at least once during the pandemic. Going to an automatic car wash is supporting a local business and helping to boost your local economy!
Choosing to wash your car in an automatic wash could be the best thing you can do for your car. Cars lose value over time, and if you want to preserve the value of your car, it is best to do everything you can to take care of it. Washing your car by hand, damages the paint and leaves residue. Choosing an automatic car wash will protect your paint, is eco friendly, will save you time and money, and will help boost the local economy.
Well there you have it, folks, a few advantages of signing up and becoming a member of our wash! Interested yet? Head on over to our website and live life unlimited today!
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