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How Often Should You Wash Your Car?

Our to-do lists often seem never-ending. Between work, family, home maintenance, hobbies, and active social lives, we all lead busy lifestyles. Prioritizing responsibilities is a must, so we each create a unique system to keep our daily and weekly tasks in order. Vehicle maintenance should be high on the list. Our cars are one of our biggest investments—but they are the last to complain—despite how much of our time we spend commuting, taking the kids to and from activities, shopping, traveling, and just getting where we need to be.

Sadly, washing the car sometimes falls low on our priority list. Bumping it up closer to the top is essential, however, for properly maintaining these valuable possessions. Keeping your car clean protects the paint and helps prevent rust, which ensures a higher resale or trade-in value.

So, just how often should you wash your vehicle?

At Cloud10 Car Wash, we recommend washing your car a minimum of once every other week. Certain conditions require more frequent washing. If you live in a place where there is more salt than the norm, such as a location near the ocean or a place where winter weather brings out the salt trucks on a regular basis, more frequent washing is essential. Salt is a corrosive substance to your car’s body and can cause damaging rust.

Other factors that affect a car’s exterior are tree sap, dead bugs, and bird droppings. In warmer climates, where the sun beats down on your vehicle throughout the day, frequent washing is also essential in protecting the integrity of your car’s paint job. If any of these are prevalent in the area where you live, consider having your car washed weekly rather than every other week.

Can You Wash Your Car Too Much?

For some, washing the car and making it shine is an enjoyable activity. If this describes you, you may wonder if it is bad to wash your car every day or if you can over wash it. The good news is that you cannot over wash. Although washing it improperly can damage the paint, frequent washes will not damage your car. Some things to keep in mind if you are a frequent car washer are to use touch-free systems if you go through the automatic car wash. If you wash at home, be sure to scrub gently, using a vehicle-safe soap, and dry the car using a microfiber cloth. You may also have to reapply wax or paint protection after each wash.

Cloud10 Is an Eco-Friendly Car Wash

One concern about over-washing is the waste of water and natural resources. The good news is that Cloud10 is eco-friendly and efficient. Cloud10 is the newest and fastest car wash available. We use the latest technology to provide a high-quality wash at a great price. With locations in Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Florida, our growing company hopes you will choose us to ensure a clean, dry, shining vehicle.

If protecting the environment is one of your concerns, no need to worry. As a member of Water Savers, we work to prevent water pollution and conserve water by using safe chemicals. Our water-efficient processes and eco-friendly foams and detergents keep your car spotless while protecting our beautiful planet. Many people believe going to the car wash wastes more water than washing at home. With our efficient systems, that assumption couldn’t be further from the truth. Generally, washing your car at home with a garden hose uses over 100 gallons of water, but full-service car wash stations usually only use 30-45 gallons.

Keep Company Cars Clean

If your business has a fleet of cars, vans, or trucks, it is imperative to keep them looking their best. As with your personal vehicle, regular washing will protect your business vehicles’ paint and prevent rust, keeping them looking sharp and promoting a positive image of your business for years. Just as company employees should present themselves with a clean, well-groomed, professional appearance, so should the vehicle’s potential customers see them traveling in.

Cloud10 Car Wash Plans

Cloud10 offers four different car wash packages, which provide unlimited washes billed to your credit or debit card every month, all without a contract. You can cancel any time with ten days’ notice. The plans we offer are:

  • Deluxe Wash Plan $21.99/month. This plan includes Underbody, Sealer, and Wheel Brite.
  • Works Wash Plan $28.99/month. This plan includes everything in the Deluxe Wash Plan, plus Wax, Tire Shine, Triple Foam, and Buff & Dry.
  • Fusion 10 Wash Plan $34.99/month. In addition to the features of the Works Plan, the Fusion 10 plan includes Ultra Foam Bath 10, Vision Guard 10, Ultra-tect 10, Super Shine, and Hot Wax.
  • Fusion 10+ Wash Plan $39.99/month. This plan adds Simoniz Ceramic Sealant to the features of our Fusion 10 Wash Plan.

How to Get in on the Action

It’s time to begin protecting and beautifying your vehicle regularly while being responsible to the environment and protecting the planet. Our plans offer many expert car wash options at multiple price levels to clean and protect paint and clear coat, windows, underbody, wheels, and rims. Other benefits include waxing, sealer, dry and buffing service, and much more. The best part is that our variety of unlimited car wash packages save you money while protecting your valued investment. It’s as simple as visiting us online and finding the nearest location to you.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

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