Automatic car washes are a quick easy way to give your car a good washing. They are designed to wash your car without damaging the exterior and they do a good job. The touchless car wash is better then the kind that uses brushes to wash your car since water, soap and wax is all that is used to clean the car.
I have never had any damage done to my car in a touchless car wash but as you sit in your car enjoying the wash the windshield wipers look as though they could be ripped off in the current. The noise can be jarring too but the sprays are safer for your cars finish then when the big round brushes hit your cars paint.
Cars that have loose rust on them can be damaged in a car wash. I had on old car with rust holes in it. At this time, I wonder why I washed the car at all but I did and as the brushes wiped the sides of the car they made some of the rust holes bigger and they also got caught on the rust holes ripping out some of the car wash brushes bristles.
Since the car was old and rusty anyway all I did to repair it was pull the stuck bristles out of the rusty holes and drive on my way. I also decided that I wouldn’t bother washing the car in a car wash again since I think the rust was what held the car together.
Car washes have different types of washes for you to choose from. I always pick the basic regular car wash since I figure my car is just going to get dirty again once it hits the streets and I will have to come wash it again soon.
It is very important to wash a new car or a car that still has a good finish on it to keep it good looking. But if your car is old and moldy you can skip the car washes and save yourself some money.
When you do wash your car, if you have a choice, it is best to have your car washed in a touchless car wash. They are less offensive to your cars exterior and they still clean a car very well. Make sure your windows are up or you will get splashed. You can read more about car washes at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Car_wash.