Valley Dairy Grand Forks, ND

Valley Car Wash Frequently Asked Questions


Question:

Does it really help a car's value to keep its finish looking new?

Answer:

Yes! Appearance is the first thing that people look for in a used car. If a car's finish turns buyers off, it's virtually impossible to get a good price--no matter how well the car runs. A car that is noticeably rusted, dull and spotty, will sell for significantly less than the same car with a showroom finish. Proper care of the car's appearance will definitely pay off at trade-in time!

Question:

How can I keep my whitewall tires looking like whitewalls?

Answer:

Don't use scouring pads to clean whitewalls. They deteriorate the whitewall surface. In most cases your self-service car wash provides whitewall cleaner and the proper wash pressure to clean the tires.

Question:

I wash my car at home using a garden hose. Lately, the finish looks dull and marked. What could be wrong?

Answer:

Washing your car at home is extremely harmful to the finish. The University of Texas proved that a single home hand-wash can leave scratches in the finish as deep as 1/10 of the paint's total thickness. Also, the average garden hose cannot supply enough water and water pressure with the detergent action to avoid damaging a car's finish.

This important study concluded that automobile owners should avoid washing their cars at home. Only a professional car wash can provide the proper amounts of water and water pressure needed with the appropriate cleaning solutions to safely and effectively clean your car.

Question:

Is it true that my new car shouldn't be washed or waxed for a certain period of time?

Answer:

This may have been true a long time ago, but with the new modern acrylics and enamels, your new car's finish needs tender care immediately.

Be careful to wash your car properly. Most new cars are treated with a clear-coat finish. It's important that you exercise extreme care-especially when washing your new car for the first few times. Many initial washing errors result in water spots, setting stains and loss of luster. Without the benefit of protective coating layers that your car will receive over the years, mistakes made during the first few washes may not be correctable.

Should you decide to wax your car, use a wax that's compatible with your paint, check your owner's manual and the wax's label for instructions.

The best advice is to trust your car's finish to a professional from the beginning.

Question:

What are the advantages of washing my car in a self-service car wash?

Answer:

The self-service car wash is designed to allow you to custom wash your car. Self-service units have everything you need including proper water pressure that you cannot get from a garden hose.