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The Skin Rule: Why to Never Use an Automated Car Wash

5 January 2013


There seems to be one thing everyone forgets about their beloved car. This little fact is that the paint on your car is extremely delicate! Unfortunately, this fact has seemingly become forgotten over the years with the commercialisation of car washing.

Picture this, you drive your car into an automated car wash, your car gets sprayed with high-pressure acid and chemically charged recycled water. After this your car moves onto being beaten with a brush made of mostly plastic [similar to what you sweep your floors with] or a product similar to carpet. After this your car is sprayed with a cheap soap before being pressure washed inside and out forcing water under your car where it shouldn’t be [a common reason for unknown electrical problems].

Here is where we like to bring in ‘The Skin Rule’. The name is fairly self-explanatory. If it’s not good enough for your skin, then it’s not good enough for your car!

Try this tomorrow when you wake up; go pour some chemically charged recycled water mixed with a bit of acid onto yourself. Take some cheap soap you’ve had sitting around for a while and rub it all through your hair. After this find a friend who will gladly beat you with a broom until you appear to be a bit scratched up. Splash some of that recycled water on you, and then get a nice old piece of carpet to dry yourself off with. Go try that out and see if you have the same spring in your step as you usually would.

If you haven’t figured out what I’m trying to say already, do not take your car through any sort of automated car wash system! I know it may seem like the easy solution right now, but trust me; you will thank me in the long run.   Finished reading? Let us know about your experience in the comments section underneath. 




About the Author

Joel Milligan

Joel Milligan lives in Sydney and loves everything that has at least 2 wheels and an engine. He probably could talk several hours about keeping a vehicle clean and shiny. And that's exactly why we asked him to write for our blog.




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