[online-shopper-v2-widget align="right"]

Are the Extras at Car Washes Really Worth It?

washing a blue car with a foam and water

Many Marietta drivers wonder if they should choose the clear coat sealant car wash, or is the basic car wash a better option. At Marietta Toyota, we have the details about car washes, and we can let you know if the extras at car washes are really worth it. Check out the information below for a clear answer.



Basic Car Wash

Most of the time, the basic automatic wash gives you everything needed to drive away with a fresh, clean car. This includes the rinse, soap, scrub, rinse, and dry. However, don’t fall for those gimmicky-sounding add-ons like pH neutral, triple foam, or fast-acting, as the basic wash alone will remove visible dirt.

Remember, only a hand wash can remove dirt from those hard-to-reach places. The regular car wash will preserve the vehicle’s clear coat and protect the paint from corrosion.


High-Pressure Wash

The high-pressure wash option is available at coin-operated car washes, and they’re typically a better option than hard brushes. Switch to rinse mode and hose off the exterior while focusing on the wheels and any hidden debris and dirt. Soak the vehicle entirely from the top down, and get water into every crevice.

After the soak, switch to “high-pressure soap” mode and hit the entire vehicle from the top down. Spend a little time on areas with embedded bugs, dirt, and other nasty things. It’s best not to use a brush, but if you have to, blast it with the water pressure water first.


Undercarriage Wash

Are you wondering, “Is the undercarriage car wash worth it?” Yes! This type of car wash focuses on the vehicle’s underside to remove road debris that gathers in and around the parts below. You don’t have to get this upgrade each time, but an occasional upgrade will reduce corrosion.


Clear-Coat Protector

A professional clear-coat sealant will range from $160 to $200, but it typically only costs a few dollars at the car wash. Unfortunately, this add-on does not offer the same level of protection as other options.


Spray-on Wax

Many Atlanta drivers upgrade their car washes with spray-on car wash wax because it does the job of making all that water roll off your car. Spray-on car wax lasts a couple of days and does not provide any extra benefits. Stick with an old-fashioned car wash wax job.


Rust Protection

Professional rust-proofing requires a professional application, which includes getting under the hood, inside door panels, and up in the undercarriage. A car wash does not apply the rust protection properly, and the next rainstorm will wash it off anyway.


Visit Marietta Toyota Today!

If you have questions like, does hot wax at a car wash work, or if the undercarriage car wash was is worth it, the team at Marietta Toyota is here to answer your questions and provide quality service tips and tricks. Contact us today!

More From Marietta Toyota

  • What are the 2020 Toyota Corolla Configurations?

    Any Marietta car shoppers on the hunt for the new Toyota Corolla will have even more options this year! You now have seven different 2020 Toyota Corolla configurations to choose from. This also marks the year of the first hybrid model! Explore the new Toyota Corolla MSRP and standard convenience, technology, and interior features with…

  • 2019 Toyota Tacoma Parts

    If you are looking for parts and accessories for your 2019 Toyota Tacoma, the Marietta Toyota parts department should be your first stop! We offer a variety of high-quality, genuine OEM auto parts that range from exterior steps to towing accessories. Learn more about the available Tacoma parts at Marietta Toyota. Learn More View Inventory Interior Accessories…

  • 2019 Toyota Camry MPG

    With a great starting price, superior resale value estimates, and fuel economy that puts most competitors to shame, the 2019 Toyota Camry is one of the smartest purchases in its segment! Explore the Toyota Camry mpg with Marietta Toyota to find out if it’s a good fit for your drives around Marietta and Sandy Springs. 2019 Camry…

Saved
Saved Vehicles ×

SAVED VEHICLES

You don't have any saved vehicles!

Look for this link on your favorites:

Save

Once you've saved some vehicles, you can view them here at any time.

Contact
Contact Us ×

(470) 938-8429

Call Now

750 Cobb Parkway S • Marietta, GA 30060

Get Directions

Today's Hours:

Open Today! Sales: 9am-9pm

Marietta Toyota

750 Cobb Parkway S Marietta, GA

Phone: (470) 938-8429

http://maps.google.com/?q=750%20Cobb%20Parkway%20S%2C%20Marietta%2C%20GA%2030060

Parts

Phone: (470) 938-8432

750 Cobb Parkway S Marietta, GA

Sales

Phone: (470) 938-8430

750 Cobb Parkway S Marietta, GA

Service

Phone: (470) 938-8434

750 Cobb Parkway S Marietta, GA
33.9339893 -84.5129133
[schema type="organization" orgtype="LocalBusiness" url="www.mariettatoyota.com" name="Marietta Toyota" description="" street="750 Cobb Parkway S" city="Marietta" state="GA" postalcode="30060" country="USA" email="" phone="(470) 938-8429" logo="https://www.mariettatoyota.com/wp-content/themes/DealerInspireDealerTheme/images/logo.png"]
Marietta Toyota
Marietta Toyota
750 Cobb Parkway S
Marietta, GA, 30060 USA
(470) 938-8429
https://www.mariettatoyota.com/wp-content/themes/DealerInspireDealerTheme/images/logo.png
Marietta Toyota 33.9339893, -84.5129133.