Is it true that my new vehicle should not be washed for a certain period of time?

This is no longer true with today’s modern vehicle finishes. Your vehicle’s paint needs your tender loving care immediately. You may start washing your car at 3 Minute Express Car Wash as soon as you drive it off the dealer’s lot. In fact, your car may have already been washed here even before you bought it. We offer fleet wash plans for car dealerships that also know the importance of protecting a new car’s finish.

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

What is “acid rain” and how does it hurt my vehicle?

When rain falls it captures environmental pollutants from combustion exhaust. This causes the water to have a low pH (acidic). The sun heats and evaporates the water but leaves behind concentrated acid spots that cannot be removed. Prevention is key. Keep a good coat of wax on your paint and wash your vehicle at a professional car wash after it rains. 3 Minute Express Car Wash offers very high end Diamond Glow wax and Arizona’s only vehicle Sun Block in [...]

2021-02-23T06:20:08+00:00February 19, 2021|

Should I wash my vehicle before or after it rains?

You should wash your vehicle when it is dirty, regardless of whether it’s before or after a rain. We know what you’re thinking, “yeah right, they’re just saying this because they’re a car wash”. Nope, this is a fact based on real science and years of experience among auto dealerships that need to keep their inventory looking perfect while parked outside. When your car is dirty, the surface holds all sorts of dirt particles, contaminants and road grime. Now just [...]

2021-02-23T06:20:25+00:00February 19, 2021|

What is oxidation?

Oxidation is the “damaging” and “drying out” of your vehicle’s paint caused by the sun and atmosphere. This is usually most noticeable on red cars. When the paint pigment dries out it starts to fade or have a dull look. Oxidation happens when your paint’s protective layer is neglected and wears away, allowing the fragile color underneath to be damaged by the environment. This problem is especially serious in Arizona. We’ve all seen sun baked car hoods and roofs in [...]

2021-02-23T06:20:44+00:00February 19, 2021|

Is it better for the environment to wash my vehicle at home or at your car wash?

When you wash your vehicle at home it can be damaging to the environment and you will probably use too much water. All of the soaps, cleaners, road grime and oil all filter into the ground and run into the storm drain system. This pollution then flows directly into our water supply. On the other hand, 3 Minute Express Car Wash filters and treats the water used to wash your vehicle before it is sent to the city’s sanitary sewer [...]

2021-02-23T06:21:03+00:00February 19, 2021|
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