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Vehicle Washing Tips Hanford 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.

AAA Radiators & Mufflers
(559) 583-9405
600 South 7th Street
Hanford, CA
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Auto Service & Repair, Auto Radiator Repair & Rebuilding, Auto Emissions Testing & Repair, Mufflers & Exhaust Systems Service & Repair

Power Plus Auto Glass
(559) 589-0252
421 W 4th Street
Hanford, CA
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SUV Repair

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(559) 582-5277
190 W 5th St
Hanford, CA
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(559) 583-6979
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Hanford, CA
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Carroll''s Tire Warehouse
(559) 584-5040
450 W 6th St
Hanford, CA
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Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

J and L Enterprises
(559) 572-0729
14229 Hanford Armona Road
Armona, CA
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Trailer Repair

California Dreams
(559) 583-6451
9195 Lacey Boulevard
Hanford, CA
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Fabrication and Restoration

AAA Sandoval Transmissions
(559) 587-2525
375 North 10th Avenue
Hanford, CA
 
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(559) 583-7325
216 E 7th Street
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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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