Vehicle Washing Tips Chowchilla CA

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.

Fernando's Auto Center
(559) 665-0764
24727 Robertson Blvd
Chowchilla, CA
Services
Auto Service & Repair, Trucks Service & Repair, Auto Oil & Lube, Brakes Service & Repair, Farm Equipment Service & Repair
Hours
Mon 08: 00 AM-05: 00 PM
Tue 08: 00 AM-05: 00 PM
Wed 08: 00 AM-05: 00 PM

Payment Options
American Express, Discover, MasterCard, VISA

Discount Smog & Repair
(209) 726-3870
1038 West 18th Street
Merced, CA
Services
Auto Air Conditioning & Heating Service & Repair, Auto Service & Repair, Auto Emissions Testing & Repair, Auto Oil & Lube, Brakes Service & Repair
Products
Belts, Starters, Shocks, Brakes, Tires, Retreads, Air Filters, Batteries,

Fernandos Automotive Center
(559) 665-0764
24727 Robertson Boulevard
Chowchilla, CA
Services
Engine Repair,Mobile Auto Repair

Advanced Automotive Smog & Repair
(559) 661-8744
311 S Pine St Ste 106
Madera, CA
Services
Auto Inspection

Smog Express
(559) 674-7664
230 S Gateway Dr
Madera, CA
Services
Auto Inspection

Firestone Car Care
(209) 384-9710
1021 W Main Street
Merced, CA
Services
Auto Service & Repair, Auto Tire Shop Equipment & Supplies

Courtesy Auto Body Center
(209) 383-3841, 001-2004
1385 West 15th Street
Merced, CA
Certifications
Blue Seal Certified
Membership Organizations
National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)

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KRS Truck Wash
(559) 675-9274
18691 Golden State Boulevard
Madera, CA
Services
Truck Detailing

Valero Gas Station
(559) 673-0538
1040 S Gateway Dr
Madera, CA
Services
Service Stations,Gas Stations

Madera Automatic Transmission
(559) 673-5126
905 South Gateway Drive
Madera, CA
 
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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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