Your employees are always smiling and seem so happy. What’s the secret?

No secret, just fun company culture. Our company values are “Fun Loving Attitude and Servant’s Heart”. These values are part of our company culture and everything we do. We believe that if we take care of our employees, they will in turn take care of you, our customers. We live the Golden Rule and do our best to show respect and love for every person we meet. Have you read the saying on our dash wipe package? It says, “This [...]

2021-02-23T06:18:34+00:00February 19, 2021|

Why does my windshield smear when I run my wipers?

Ah yes, the age-old question. Road film deposits that become trapped under the wipers cause streaks that appear on your windshield. After your vehicle has been washed and the glass is clean, the next time you use the wipers, all of that residue underneath the blade rubber gets streaked across your clean windshield. Here’s a quick fix:  dip a paper towel in white vinegar or window cleaner and run it across the wiper blades. No more streaks! Also, it’s a [...]

2021-02-23T06:18:54+00:00February 19, 2021|

Do magnets damage my vehicle’s paint and finish?

Cardinals fans and soccer mom’s can breathe a sigh of relief. Car magnets will not harm your vehicle’s finish. But here’s a tip:  be sure to remove magnets before washing at 3 Minute Express Car Wash, then be sure your vehicle is dry before replacing the magnet. It’s best to occasionally relocate the magnet to a slightly different spot too, just to make sure the sun isn’t fading your paint around the magnet.

2021-02-23T06:19:09+00:00February 19, 2021|

What can I do to remove bugs, tar and tree sap?

Bugs, tar and tree sap are your vehicle’s worst enemies. They assault your paint day and night and stick like glue. All of these must be removed gently and quickly or they will damage your paint. The scary thing is that some bug guts will actually eat into your paint. Tree sap and tar are no better. They harden like concrete and damage the finish too. Tar and certain oils used on roads require strong solvents to remove. 3 Minute [...]

2021-02-23T06:19:26+00:00February 19, 2021|

How often should I wash my vehicle?

Wash it when it’s dirty. If you drive your vehicle every day, we recommend that you wash it at least once a week. Washing weekly ensures that the paint surface is being properly cared for. If you go for too long without washing your vehicle, you may have allowed irreparable damage from bird droppings, bugs, dust micro scratches and acid rain. For many people, a car is the second largest investment they make after their home. It makes a lot [...]

2021-02-23T06:19:58+00:00February 19, 2021|

Why do I need to wash my vehicle after it rains?

This is actually a critical time to protect your vehicle’s paint finish. Pollutants such as sulfuric and nitric acids from automobile, truck and factory exhausts become trapped in the raindrops that settle on your vehicle. The sun will evaporate the water and leave behind concentrated pollutants and acids that will damage your paint. Save the long-term quality of your finish and get this stuff washed off as soon as possible.

2021-02-23T06:20:15+00:00February 19, 2021|

So how do I avoid oxidation?

The best way to beat oxidation is to always wash your vehicle at a professional car wash. We are not saying this just because we own a car wash! Your vehicle really does need a regular coating of wax or clear coat protectant to create an impermeable barrier film above your paint. Now here’s the good news:  our exclusive Desert Shield Wash is designed to do exactly that. With its advanced Diamond Glow wax and auto paint Sun Block, the [...]

2021-02-23T06:20:35+00:00February 19, 2021|

When I wash my vehicle at home, why does the finish look dull?

The University of Texas completed a study showing that a single home wash can leave scratches in your vehicle’s finish as deep as 1/10th of the paint’s total thickness. Hand washing, especially with chemicals that are not designed for auto paint like dish soap, can damage your finish. Moreover, uneven pressure from hand washing can place up to 100 pounds of pressure on your vehicle. That’s far too rough on car paint! It gets worse. Using improperly cleaned towels with [...]

2021-02-23T06:20:54+00:00February 19, 2021|

Why should I wash my vehicle at 3 Minute Express Car Wash?

We have taken over 70 years of experience from equipment manufacturers and car washes around the country to learn the best practices and processes in our industry. Our owners and managers also graduated from Car Wash College in Fort Lauderdale, Florida (yes, there really is a car wash college). We pride ourselves on being among the best-trained car wash experts in our industry. Attention to detail is given to every aspect of our car wash, using the best of everything [...]

2021-02-23T06:21:12+00:00February 19, 2021|
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