With winter weather officially here, your car is more likely to face off against mud, slush, snow, ice, and other debris that can leave your vehicle looking like its gone off-roading.

Since your car goes through a lot and that beautiful shine can only last for so long. Nothing’s better than seeing your vehicle looking shiny and new as it comes out of a drive-through car wash.

How often is it recommended to take your car through the wash?

It’s recommended to take your car in for an automatic car wash every two weeks. Up to 8 million vehicles are washed at car washes every day. But why does frequently washing your car matter if you’re not as into the aesthetics of your vehicle as you are its functionality?

Your car is a big investment. In fact, a vehicle is the second more expensive thing you’ll buy in your life after a house. Mud, dirt, and grime can eat away at your car’s paint job and cause rust if left to sit for a long period of time.

So not only does a car wash make your vehicle extra-shiny but it also keeps rust and other issues at bay.

Is it bad to wash your vehicle every week?

It’s actually not a bad idea to take your vehicle through a full-service car wash every week. The wash doesn’t do any harm to your vehicle or its paint job.

In fact, getting your vehicle washed more frequently may actually be a good idea during the winter months. As we mentioned, grime can cause damage to your vehicle if it’s left there for too long. But road salt can cause a lot more damage in a short period of time.

Looking for a full-self-service car wash?

Over the course of the last 15 years, there’s been a 69% increase in vehicle owners using car wash facilities rather than washing their vehicles themselves. It’s understandable why. Not only can a full-service car wash get your vehicle looking good as new again in just a few minutes but you can also sit back and relax while your vehicle goes through the spa. Main Street Car Wash offers a full-self-service car wash at two car wash locations so you can be sure your car looks beautiful wherever you are.

Main Street Car Wash and Farson Street Carwash offer do-it-yourself bays, touchless automatics and soft cloth automatics. We want your car, truck or SUV to look beautiful wherever you are. We also offer vacuums, free fragrance machines and a do-it-yourself carpet shampooer. Stop and see us today.