We all enjoy the feeling of driving a freshly washed car. The cleanliness of the vehicles we drive says a lot about the type of person we are. It’s no different than how we care for our houses, our landscaping, or our personal appearances. Beautifully prepared cars project confidence, professionalism, and just makes us feel good when driving (or admiring) them! And the act of car washing can be therapeutic and relaxing as well.
But as we engage in the ritualistic weekend activity, are we doing more damage than good? Although most car owners have spent countless hours over the years washing their vehicles, chances are it is being done incorrectly and/or with the improper materials which in the long run results in paint that is full of swirls. Not only do they make the paint look bad, but they also reduce the overall value of the car as well.
What are swirls and what causes them?
Swirls or spider webs on the surface of the car are thousands of micro-scratches that have a negative impact on the overall appearance. They are more noticeable on darker colored vehicles, and can easily be seen in direct sunlight or under the lights at night while in a parking lot.
While there are many causes of swirls, the biggest culprit is improper washing and drying techniques. They can be avoided for the most part once you learn how to properly wash and dry a vehicle, as well as which materials to use. One trip to the automatic car wash or a quick wipe down with the wrong kind of towel can quickly destroy 15 hours of machine polishing. Even if the local car wash or dealership offers a hand-wash, it doesn’t mean that they are using proper methods or materials, and in many cases can do more harm than good. Please contact GaadiSaaf experts to remove the swirls from your car paint and also take expert tips from our crew on how to maintain your car in swirl free codition
This is what paint should look like.
Proper auto paint care
This is what it looks like after years of improper care.
Improper auto paint care
Besides helping keep your car looking nice and clean, getting a regular car wash is also an important part of car maintenance and can also help to protect the exterior of your car from the damage that dirt, oil and debris can cause to your paint. While many people choose to use a professional car wash service to get their car’s clean, others may choose to do it themselves with the right products and tools.
The roads we drive on are not perfect. Because of this, your car will get dirty, and it will show more so on colors like white. Dirt, rocks and debris from the streets can all hit your car while you’re driving, or even when it’s parked. Having a routine car wash every few weeks is essential to making sure that this debris gets off your car. Not to mention, when it rains, mud can get on your tires and then get on the paint, or dirty puddles get splashed on your car. This all takes a toll. One of the worst things for a car are bird droppings. Some people let it sit there and wait till its goes away with rain. However, this is not good and a car wash is needed. After 24 hours, the acid seeps in and can mess up the paint on your car. A car wash can solve all of your problems, and they’re very cheap as well. Overall, a car wash can help keep your car looking squeaky clean, as well as maintain its value.