How to save money at the car wash?

How to save money at the car wash?

Many Australians indulge in a weekend ritual of pampering their cars at the local carwash. One of the easiest ways to keep your car feeling fresh is to clean off the week’s worth of dirt and grime and vacuum the interior to remove loose sand and dust.

However, if you go overboard every other week, this pampering can really drain your wallet! Fortunately, there are many ways to reduce the costs of the bi-weekly car wash if you’re willing to put in a bit of elbow grease and do some of the work yourself without sacrificing the quality finish to which you’re accustomed.

Preston Car Wash brings for you 3 amazing tips for you to save some money at the car wash:

1. Invest in basic cleaning equipment

The first point involves spending money, which seems counter-productive to saving money, but you’ve got to stick with me. You will save money in the long run by investing in buckets and basic car cleaning tools as they will streamline your washing process. Brushing off brake dust and road grime from your wheels after you soak them will result in a better finish and reduce the cost of having a high-pressure cleaner.

You can safely clean your car with a bucket of fresh water, a wash mitt, without using a foaming brush that may cause scratches. In addition to saving time and money in the wash bay, this tip will result in a cleaner vehicle.

2. Wash after hours or during the week

It is hard to give your car the attention it deserves when you’re washing at a peak time on a Saturday or Sunday, as lines are often out to the street. It is also possible to bucket wash your vehicle in the wash bay if you go after-hours or off-peak times.

The amount of money put into the machine will be reduced as you can select the soap option, spray down your vehicle, and attack it with your pre-prepared wash buckets and mitts before rinsing off. Obviously, you will need to ask your local car wash if they allow bucket washing as some places do not.

3. Find car washing deals online

In case you prefer to take your vehicle through the touchless wash instead of scrubbing it yourself, there are still ways to save money. Visit your car wash’s website and take advantage of any offers that may be available. To find the best deal, look around and compare rates for multiple washes, or ‘buy one, get one half off’ options. Some car washers have such a decent price that you dont have to think twice. Ask them for any available deals.

4. Before you go to the car wash, take out all the rubbish from inside the vehicle

Prior to taking the vehicle to the car wash, spend some time removing any loose items from the interior of the vehicle. Making sure there are no loose items or rubbish in the seats before vacuuming speeds up the process because you aren’t constantly moving items out of the way.

These simple steps will reduce your costs without sacrificing the quality of your vehicle. Once complete, it will be ready to take on the week’s commute squeaky clean.