Cars are expensive but offer necessary transportation. Your vehicle takes you to work, to the store, and wherever else you need to go. Most of the time, car owners stick to a regular schedule of maintenance to keep their vehicles running efficiently. However, many times these same owners forget to care for their car’s exterior. At Havoline® Xpress Lube of Kernersville, we’ll show you how to wash your car easily and conveniently.
Protect Your Investment
One of the reasons why we love new cars is their shininess. And the best way to keep your new car shiny is with frequent car washes. Not only will your car look better, but it’ll have a better resell value.
Inevitably, dirt will accumulate on your car. Dirt is abrasive and can cause scratches. Additionally, bird droppings, tree sap, and bugs sticking to your car are highly acidic. Left alone, these substances will eat away at your clear coat and paint. Once your exterior has bare metal exposed, rusting begins.
Typically, most experts recommend washing your car about every 2 weeks. However, this is highly dependent upon your driving conditions. For example, wintertime driving exposes your car to de-icing chemicals. Thus, you may need to wash your car more frequently.
Choose Your Car Wash Soap Carefully!
Dozens of car wash products exist, so it can be difficult to choose a premium product. When shopping for a car soap, look for a product offering these characteristics:
- Foaming ability
- PH balanced
Generally, lubricity and foaming ability work together to clean and protect your car’s exterior. Typically, foam loosens the dirt suspending the contaminants. The foam also provides lubrication to avoid scratches during the wash.
Often, car wash soap manufacturers use acidic or alkaline compounds in their formulas. While these compounds are great for cleaning off dirt, they’re not so great for your paint. Thus, you’ll want to seek out a soap that has a neutral pH of 7.
Finally, as concern grows for the environment, more consumers are seeking out biodegradable solutions. These types of products break down quickly into natural materials. Thus, choosing a biodegradable product helps protect the environment.
Let’s Talk About Car Waxes
With advances in technology, your car’s finish will last much longer than cars from the past. However, no automaker’s clear coat is impenetrable. Over time, especially if not maintained, the clear coat will wear away.
Certainly, frequent washing will remove contaminants that destroy your clear coat. In addition, waxing your vehicle also provides a clear barrier to protect your finish from harsh weather elements. Applying a coat of wax twice a year gives your vehicle an extra layer of protection against contaminants.
However, when shopping for car wax, you’ll find dozens of choices. When choosing one, look for durability, protection from UV rays, and ease of application. Moreover, with many plastic components on today’s cars, you’ll also want one that’s compatible with plastic.
At Xpress Lube, we use premium professional-grade products. In addition to Armor-All®, Rain•X®, and Black Magic®, we now offer a revolutionary product, Luminaura®. A breakthrough in car wash technology, Luminaura® delivers a deep reflective shine that you can feel.
FAQs On How To Wash Your Car At Xpress Lube
If you’ve never used our service before, you may have questions about how to wash your car at Xpress Lube. We’ve answered some of our more commonly asked ones below.
How Much Does A Car Wash Cost?
At Havoline® Xpress Lube of Kernersville, we offer 2 separate payment choices. You can use our pay-as-you-go option starting at just $8. Or you can buy a monthly pass and wash your car as many times as you want.
We offer Deluxe, Supreme, or Complete package options. Our Deluxe package is only $30 per month and includes the following:
- Bug prep
- Wheel and tire cleaner
- Clear coat sealant
- Soft touch wash
- Triple foam polish
- Turbo air dry
- Undercarriage wash
- Spot-free rinse
For just $6 more per month, you can get our Supreme package with an added Rain-X application. Finally, we offer our Complete package with additional tire shine, turbo foam bath, and extreme hot wax application.
What Are Your Hours Of Operation?
Conveniently located on Highway 66 in Kernersville, our car wash is open Monday – Friday 7:30 am – 6:00 pm. On Saturdays, we’re open 7:30 am – 4:30 pm and on Sundays, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm.
Is Your Car Wash Environmentally Friendly?
Yes! Our car wash uses about 40% less water than if you clean your car at home. Moreover, we recycle a higher percentage of our water than our competition. After we wash your car, we capture the dirty water and filter out the contaminants. So, you won’t have to worry about the cleaning products draining into our waterways. Plus, you’ll have sparkling, clean water to wash your car each time you visit.
Do You Have A Loyalty Program?
Everyone loves rewards and so do we! That’s why we created our loyalty program, to show you how much we appreciate your business. You’ll earn points for every dollar you spend. Then, you can use your points for any of our services.
In addition to our Turbo Car Wash, we’re a full-service auto shop. We can perform over 30 common repairs and maintenance tasks. With ASE-certified technicians and the latest diagnostic equipment, we can take care of all your automotive needs.
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