Page last updated on 11/10/2004
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Why do you recommend washing your car after a rain?
Washing your car after a rain is one of the most critical times to wash your vehicle, according to the International Carwash Association. Rain and snow contain dirt and pollutants from the air (commonly referred to as acid rain) and it can eat away at the finish of your car. After the water evaporates, it leaves a film of acid. Add sunlight to this mixture and the acid can become so strong that it will eat through your car's finish.
Why do I need to go to a carwash, rather than just
washing it at home in my driveway?
Why is it that
important to remove mud from my vehicle?
|Waxing||Do I still need to wax my car even
if it has a clear coat finish?
Yes. Clear coat finishes can still be damaged by acid rain (a by-product of rain and snow). Even with minimal time outdoors, any clear coat finish will begin to deteriorate after two years. The culprits include: the sun's ultraviolet rays, rain, snow, salt, and normal road wear. It is recommended that a car receive a professional hand wax twice a year, along with a professional car wash once a week.
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