From full service car washes and express car washes to professional detailing and gift cards, Flagstop has it all. However, there are three services we offer that you may not be as familiar with…

 

Self-Service Car Wash Bays

If you love being outside and washing your own car, our self-service car wash bays are the solution for you!

With 20 self-service car wash bays in Chester, Chesterfield, North Chesterfield, and Colonial Heights, you can pick from our supply of engine degreasers, triple foam polishes, and spray waxes to get your car looking sleek.

Our equipment and line of products in our vending machines like towels, window cleaners, and tire dressings, allow you to clean your car from top to bottom.

Take matters into your own hands by washing and vacuuming your vehicle in our self-service bays today!

 

Pet Washes

If you ever travel with a pet, you know that they tend to leave behind fur, dirt, and a lingering smell. Avoid messing up your car and having to get it cleaned by simply washing your pet before putting it in the back seat.

Even though our car washes have always been pet friendly, we decided to take it a step farther and provide a pet washing service so your furry friends can get clean too.

Our Chester location offers ten minute pet washes for just $10 so you don’t have to worry about hair and smell getting embedded into your car’s upholstery. An additional minutes are $1 each and should be purchased before the end of the wash.

Look out for more of our locations offering pet washes soon!

 

RVA Wash Club

Not only do we offer full service and express car washes, we provide the option of joining our exclusive RVA Wash Club so you can benefit from unlimited car washes, anytime!

When you become a member, one low monthly fee is deducted from your credit or debit car, and it’s up to you whether to bring your car in for a wash monthly, weekly, or every single day.

The RVA Wash Club doesn’t have any joining fees, and you don’t have to carry around a membership card. Simply attach the RFID tag to your vehicle then be sure to get each car a separate membership to guarantee fair use. If you wish to change/modify your plan at any point or cancel your membership, the process is simple.

 

Whether you already knew about these services or not, we hope this information was helpful! Drop by anytime and take advantage of these unique deals set at competitive prices. Let us know how we can answer more of your questions today.

Dogs are lovable and we can’t live without them, but sometimes traveling can be a little tricky with that furry friend in your backseat. By the time you’ve reached your destination, every crevice is covered with their (sometimes smelly) hair.

Not only is this annoying for you as the owner of the vehicle, anyone else getting into your car will also be turned off by the now furry seats.

Before we dive into how to get all that dog hair out of your car, here are a few tips to avoiding getting that fur all over everything.

 

Brush your dog before the trip

A great way to avoid getting dog hair in your car is to brush your pet thoroughly before letting them hop into the back seat. This at least gets rid of any excess fur that is prone to fall out.

 

Use a crate

If the dog and its crate are small enough, another good option can be to put them in their crate in the back. Their hair will be more contained to one spot, and it can potentially better protect them in a car crash.

 

Put seat covers in your car

Using seat covers in your vehicle can also help prevent dog hair from embedding within the many crevices. When fur does get in the car, you can easily remove the seat covers and wash them.

Those are all steps to preventing shedding, but what happens when your dog has already gotten its fur everywhere?

Try the techniques below to efficiently remove pet hair:

 

Compressed air and gloves

One way to get the fur out is to blow the interior with an air compressor, put on nitrile gloves, dip them in water, and then run your hands across the surface areas to collected any loosened hair.

 

Static electricity of a balloon

Because balloons can produce static electricity when rubbed, they can be used to remove hair by blowing them up and rubbing them against the upholstery.

 

Fabric softener spray

Another technique is to combine a couple of tablespoons of fabric softener and water then spray the mixture over the inside of your car. Next, wipe out the loosened hair with some paper towels.

 

Shampoo the inside

If all other methods fail, the foolproof way to remove dog hair is to shampoo the inside of your car. To get professional detailing services, call us today for help!

Taking your car to a tunnel wash can be can easy thing to forget, but it’s crucial for maintaining the worth and lifespan of your vehicle. However, the frequency of washing your car depends on several varying factors.

 

The weather

Depending on whether you live in a hot and dry, cold and snowy, or anything in between kind of environment, the number of car washes per month or year will change case by case.

Regardless of the normal type of weather in your area, it’s important to prepare for anything. If there’s any chance your geographical location could experience snow or harsh elements, it’s good to prepare your car for cold temperatures by checking your engine coolant and antifreeze levels, making sure your tires have good pressure and tread depth, and using winter windshield wiper fluid.

If you do experience a storm, be sure to get your vehicle thoroughly cleaned afterwards, especially to remove any salt.

 

Lifestyle and location

People who commute long distances for their work or like to take frequent road trips tend to accumulate more dirt on their cars, which can cause rust and wear. If you are consistently adding a lot of miles to your vehicle, it’s a smart idea to wash your car once a week.

Because weather and other elements are dependent on location, your area will affect how dirty your car gets. For example, if your location gets excessive rain, moisture can build up inside and around the car. Also, hot sun can melt wax off quickly, so if your area is dry and hot, it’s a good idea to get an additional wax with your wash.

 

Personal preference

Simply put, some people care more about how their cars look than others. That’s why personal preference also plays a part in how often people wash their vehicles.

If you want your car looking consistently sleek and polished, go ahead and wash it once a week. But if your car isn’t exposed to harsh weather, isn’t building up wear quickly, and you don’t mind the appearance as much, we suggest washing it once every two or three weeks.

 

Overall, it’s important to keep in mind that cleaning your car on a regular basis helps it run longer and maintain its value.

Now that you know how often you should wash your car, you just have to decide if you are going to wash your car today. If you have any additional questions or would like to give us any feedback, reach out to us today! We’d love to chat.