Does keeping my car professionally washed help retain the value?
Appearance is one of the key elements people look for in a used car. If a car's finish is marred or dull, it cannot retain top value. When two identical cars are offered for sale, both mechanically fit and comparably equipped, the car which is noticeably rusted, dull and spotty will sell for significantly less than the same car with a showroom finish. So, proper care of your car's appearance pays off both now and when the vehicle is sold.
Why doesn't my car get the same shine when I wash it myself?
Household detergents - even "mild" dishwashing soaps - are designed to work in hot water and cut through grease. Household detergents can strip away wax, leaving paint unprotected. Rubbing the surface with rags and sponges further damages the finish, because the grit on the car itself just keeps being ground in. Touchless car washes are specially formulated to remove tough dirt and grime. The non-streak formula gently cleans, rinses thoroughly and leaves no spots.
How often should I wash my car?
It depends. If your car is exposed to corrosive materials like salt, de-icing chemicals and sand, it should be washed often.
Does waxing really make a difference?
Waxes and polishes serve three
||Improving the shine|
||Cleaning a car's finish|
||Protecting a car's surface against environmental damage.|