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Vehicle Washing Tips Tulare 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.

Central Valley Collision
(559) 759-6963
204 South Bradley Court
Visalia, CA
Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Body Shops, Detailing, Painting, Rustproofing, Custom Work, Paintless Dent Removal, Welding
Service Types and Repair
Auto Aluminum, Auto Fiberglass, Collision, Dent, Fleet, Suspension, Towing, Trailer, Wheel and Reconditioning

D & S Service Center
(559) 635-4500, 001-2004
2500 East Main Street
Visalia, CA
Certifications
Blue Seal Certified
Membership Organizations
National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)

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C J Hammer Machinery CO
(559) 734-9203
13171 Avenue 328
Visalia, CA
Services
Auto Service & Repair, Water Well Drilling & Service, Welding Services, Pumps Parts & Supplies Dealers
Hours
24 Hours Service
Payment Options
MasterCard, VISA

Tulare Transmission
(559) 686-0454
350 South I Street
Tulare, CA
 
Valley Motorcycles and Scooters
(559) 280-8843
137 E Tulare Avenue
Tulare, CA
Services
Motorcycle Fabrication

D & D Electric Motor CO
(559) 734-2887
717 S Bridge Street
Visalia, CA
Services
Air Conditioning Contractors, Auto Service & Repair, Insurance Adjusters, Evaporative Coolers & Supplies, Electric Motor Parts & Repair
Payment Options
GE

C J Hammer Machinery & Pumps
(559) 585-0322
13171 Avenue 328
Visalia, CA
Services
Auto Service & Repair, Water Well Drilling & Service, Pumps Parts & Supplies Dealers
Hours
24 Hours Service
Payment Options
MasterCard

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

Shahan''s Hi-Performance Center
(559) 686-3331
2311 E Prosperity Ave
Tulare, CA
Services
Auto Inspection

Linderos Auto Repair
(559) 687-1515
1345 S Blackstone St
Tulare, CA
Services
Auto Inspection

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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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