Car Wash Care "recommended"
Stefan W. from Hanover asks: “I drive my car through the automatic car wash more frequently during winter. Which car wash offers a good paintwork conservation programme that is a viable alternative to manual paintwork care?”
Answer: Protecting the car against the effects of the elements is very important in winter. The vehicle is exposed to increased wear and tear from cold, damp and road salt. Salt and brine are its natural enemies. They induce rust on the metal components, tarnish chrome and aluminium trimmings, turn plastics and rubber grey – and damage the paintwork’s surface. Hence the recommendation: Off to the car wash, and off with that dirt! However, any old, first stop car wash is probably not the solution. For a simple wash removes not only the dirt, it also partially takes off the protective wax layer. As a consequence, the paintwork emerges from the car wash less protected than before. This is not so bad in summer, but the typical winter dirt types are aggressive. A conventional hot or cold wax programme can only be partially recommended, as the protective effect wears off again within a short time.
But there is a real alternative to manually applied wax conservation: The SONAX Formel-PLUS wash from the automatic roll-over wash system. In this process ca. 100 ml of undiluted active hard wax care, with a high content of top grade Carnauba wax, is massaged into the paintwork by the wash brushes.
The result is a sealing of the paintwork with long lasting protection that lasts for several weeks. It also maintains and freshens up the plastic components.
Good to know: This conservation does not stick to glass – no impaired vision due to a smeared windscreen.
The application of Formel PLUS also means that the car is not so quickly soiled again and is much better equipped to face the rigours of winter. This is how to give the vehicle real protection – it also helps to maintain its value. Above average, good protection, is also provided by the conservation applied during the “SONAX Formel-21” car wash – this technology is especially for use in conveyerised car wash installations.
The addresses of SONAX Formel PLUS car wash installations can be found in the care tips on www.autobild.de. There are now more than 750 car washes in Germany and Austria which provide this “Wellness Programme” for the automobile.