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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
Services
Auto Service & Repair, Auto Radiator Repair & Rebuilding, Auto Emissions Testing & Repair, Mufflers & Exhaust Systems Service & Repair

Valley Muffler
(559) 589-1199
847 E Lacey Boulevard
Hanford, CA
Services
Auto Inspection,Emissions Testing,Mufflers Repair

Souzas Mini Storage and RV
(559) 584-6849
8118 Lacey Boulevard
Hanford, CA
Services
RV and Camper Repair

Reliable Fixit Center
(559) 582-4515
12230 Grangeville Boulevard
Hanford, CA
Services
Electrical Repair

Feroma Motorsports
(559) 582-5501
601 E 7th Street
Hanford, CA
Services
Motorcycle Fabrication,Motorcycle Repair

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

Lavines Smog Tune and Repairs
(559) 587-0150
154 N Brown Street
Hanford, CA
Services
Auto Inspection,Emissions Testing

Mando''s Smog & Repair
(559) 584-0616
500 E 7th St
Hanford, CA
Services
Auto Inspection

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

Olson Machine and Race Engines
(559) 582-0433
110 N Williams Street
Hanford, CA
Services
Engine Repair

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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