As the weather gets warmer, the air gets fresher, and everyone has more places to go and people to see, it’s the perfect time to freshen up your vehicle with a complete and thorough spring car wash.
A lot of people remember to get thorough car wash services done with each season in order to prepare for the next season–but Spring is especially important because of aftercare from winter too. Spring cleaning for cars is not just a matter of habit, but it’s about getting your vehicle a “reset” to clean out the old and keep out the new.
Get a Spring Car Wash, Get Rid of Winter Grime
A lot of people don’t realize how dirty vehicles can get over the course of a winter. Even if you don’t get a lot of snow, all the salt, sand, and other antifreeze chemicals get kicked up from the road and end up on or under your vehicle. These pollutants can cause all sorts of problems from paint peeling to rust and corrosion–unless they’re taken care of by an expert car wash.
Giving your car a hose-off is better than nothing, but all you’re really doing, in that case, is potentially moving winter grime to more hidden parts of your vehicle, and you’re also not doing anything to protect your car from all the pollen, birds, and bugs that start coming out in spring.
A complete car wash is performed by experienced professionals that have the right tools and experience. They’ll know where to look for things like salt deposits, ice burns, or any sort of damage that comes from winter, and they’ll also know how to remove it properly.
One of the most common mistakes amateur or DIY car washers make is being too rough when they try to remove things like salt deposits which can cake onto areas of your vehicle. This can damage the paint and make your vehicle even more vulnerable to rust.
Another issue with cheap car washes is that they often use harsh soaps that can damage your vehicle’s exterior. You’ll want to make sure your car wash technicians are equipped with the right tools for the job and that they won’t use chemicals that, mixed with salt, could react in a way that would damage your vehicle.
WashGuys technicians are always equipped to do a thorough job cleaning your vehicle inside and out, and we’ll always be sure to let you know of any potential problems that could lead to damage.
Protect Against Pollen and Lock in the Spring Car Wash
After you get a complete car wash, you can “seal it in” with car wax or ceramic paint coating. Both of these services can help protect your vehicle against environmental pollutants like pollen, sap, insects, and birds which all start to come out around this time of year.
It’s especially important to protect your vehicle from tree pollen because the sun can bake it to the surface of your vehicle, and then it becomes harder and harder to get off. The big thing we want to avoid is letting the pollen stick to your vehicle so that it has to be scraped off.
Any time you have to scrape something off, you risk damaging the paint.
On the other hand, waxes and ceramic coatings are designed to create a barrier between your vehicle’s paint and anything that touches it. It creates a chemical barrier that makes things like pollen, bugs, or bird droppings easier to wash off.
Think about how you use oil for cooking and to season an iron skillet: car wax, which is also a type of plant-based oil, works in a very similar way. Worst case scenario, if something cakes on to your car wax, the wax itself can be washed off and reapplied. This doesn’t cost nearly as much as getting your paint repaired!
A ceramic coating is essentially a more permanent wax coating. It was originally designed by the military to protect helicopters from the same sorts of environmental pollutants that can damage your vehicle.
Get a Spring Car Wash To Get a Headstart on Sun Protection
Both wax and ceramic coatings also help protect your vehicle’s paint from UV rays. It’s best to get this type of service done in Spring before it gets too hot, and so you can keep your vehicle shining all summer long.
If you don’t get your car waxed right away, it’s not the end of the world, and you might not want to get a wax right before heavy rain. That said, if you want your vehicle to shine like the sun, you’ve got to get the wax done.
A ceramic coating has the added benefit of being weather resistant so you can get that service done in spring, and then not have to worry about it for the rest of the year!
Get a Complete Spring Car Wash Helps Reduce Allergies
Let’s think about making sure your vehicle is in tip-top shape both inside and out. It’s hard to miss the tree pollen that can get on the outside of your vehicle, but there’s also a lot of dust and pollen inside your vehicle that you can’t always see.
Interior auto detailing services will help you clean out the inside of your vehicle so that when you step in, you can surround yourself with freshness. If you take a regular vacuum or shop vac to your vehicle, you might not be able to reach all the little nooks and crannies where pollen, dust, and insects are prone to hiding.
As winter warms to a close, critters will start to emerge from their hiding places and look for new homes for the summer. The more sterile your vehicle’s environment is, the fewer critters will want to move in. And heaven forbid anything laid some eggs in your car or was holed up in your car all winter long, you’ll want to make sure you get it out before it gets bigger!
Spring Car Wash, Summer Cruising with WashGuys
Everyone gets busier in the summer, and the last thing you’ll want is to interrupt the fun by getting your car fixed with something that could have been prevented. Keep moving and keep shining with the proper preventative car wash care now and every season with WashGuys.
Preventative care makes it easy, convenient, and fast to keep your vehicle clean. Feel free to stop by as often as you like without breaking your budget with our wash club unlimited pass!