We all like a clean car. There are few things as satisfying as driving your newly washed car down the road on a beautiful day. The problem is that washing your car takes time, and so we turn our heads to that automatic car wash. Then the problems start.

What you may not realize is that automated car washes can do devastating damage to your car’s paint job. You go into one expecting your car to be nice and clean coming out the other end. But who went through that car wash before you? Where had they taken their car? How bad was it? You don’t often think about these questions, but you should.

You see, when a car goes into one of these car washes, regardless of the system used, the dirt, grime, and assorted debris from the cars before you can attach itself to the cleaning apparatus. Brushes, foam arms, even the sprayer nozzles, can build up debris over time. This dirt, sand, and the like is then ground into your car’s paint, acting almost like sandpaper. This does irreparable damage to your paint job, leaving you with less than that freshly cleaned car you dreamed of.

So what do you do? You may have been using those car washes for years, or you may just not know a better way. Well, fear not, we have two options for you, including a low cost one. First, you can hire a professional detailer, or go to a quality hand car wash location. These professionals will handle your car with clean tools and care. This kind of treatment does come with a price tag, however, and some people may not like that.

For a less expensive option, you can perform a hand car wash yourself. These washes ensure that you are in full control of the process, and they can also be pretty relaxing on a nice day. The only thing is, some people aren’t quite sure how to give their car an amazing wash. We’ve got you covered. If you want to learn how to wash your car like a pro, check out this video

Your Local Car Paint Experts

At Fender Mender, we offer top-of-the-line auto painting services to make your car look as great, or even better than it did the day you bought it. Our advanced technology and experienced staff will match your vehicle’s paint color exactly to ensure you are getting the best quality work, every time. Contact us for a free estimate if you are interested in freshening up your paint job.