We all know it’s better to keep a vehicle clean rather than dirty. Riding around in a filthy car can be uncomfortable and can even be unsafe. Did you know that not washing your car regularly can actually cost you? Here’s some ways that can happen. 

A neglected exterior can damage your paint job.

As dirt and grime build up on your car’s exterior it can cause permanent damage to the paint job as the dirt settles in and works its way into any pits or scratches, eventually leaving you with a car that needs a new paint job or some body work repairs. When you wash the dirt off your car regularly you are prolonging the life of your car’s paint job so it’s definitely worth keeping up with your car’s exterior cleaning needs. 

Letting the interior remain dirty results in ruined cloth seats, carpet and leather. 

If you are diligent about cleaning your vehicle’s exterior but tend to neglect the interior, it can ruin your seats and carpeting. As interior dirt and odors build up, especially if you travel with kids and pets, it will become more difficult to remove. Odors and stains from any spills will settle into the fabric resulting in having to do a professional deep cleaning. This can mean more time and money at your expense. 

Dirt and grime on your windshield can result in safety issues.

When dirt builds up on your windshield it can result in decreased visibility. Certain debris that tends to get on windshields can also leave a residue that will be very difficult to wash off with just basic cleaners, if allowed to sit for long periods. Bird droppings and tree sap can be near impossible to remove without an extra level of cleaning such as a polishing bar made just for these tough jobs. It can also be very hard on your windshield wipers if you try to wash hardened dirt away with just your washer fluid. If it’s bad enough you may need to repair or replace your auto glass. 

Salt and road grime can take a real toll on the undercarriage of your vehicle.

Depending on winter weather conditions where you live, the chemicals used to keep the roads safe during wintry weather events can lead to extreme damage to your vehicle if they aren’t rinsed off regularly. Salt and ice melt chemicals can damage your exterior paint and cause rust. The underneath of your car is especially vulnerable when exposed to the products used on roadways. The rust will spread if it isn’t addressed by a repair shop and it could affect your car’s driveability.
When exterior and interior auto cleaning becomes a regular habit you’ll avoid what could become added expenses to your vehicle. At Flagstop Car Wash our convenient locations and state-of-the-art express washes make it easy to keep your car clean inside and out. Unlimited washes with RVA Wash Club gives you the freedom to wash your car as often as you want for one monthly fee. Stop by and see us today or visit us online to get started.

Most people have used a car wash in their lifetime, and many enjoy driving through the processes in their cars. Nozzles, sprays, bubbles, driers – a car wash is made up of several different sections, alternating to create the best possible results. Every piece in a car wash has a purpose and a function, making it the most effective way to get your car squeaky clean. This process is referred to as a conveyor wash, as the motorized belt will allow you to sit and relax while it takes you through the wash and rinse cycles. Here’s a little more about what each part of a car wash does. 

Conveyor Belt

The first thing you’ll notice is the actual conveyor you place your car on. When you get on, you put your car in neutral and let the conveyor belt do the work. It’ll take you through each step of the car washing process. A well-maintained conveyor ensures a smooth experience for our customers, every time. 

Pre-Soak Nozzles

The first thing that’ll happen after the conveyor belt enters the automated car wash is that your car’s presence will trigger the system that works in steps to clean your car. You’ll notice water and special car-cleaning chemicals being sprayed at your car. This is known as the pre-soak. The solution used for this is a special compound that helps to loosen dirt, dust, and other substances covering your vehicle. It wets the car and prepares it for more intense scrubbing and bubbly soaps, contributing to the overall cleanliness. 

Tire Applicators and Nozzles

As you go through the pre-soak or the wash, you may notice that there are nozzles both above and below. The lower set of nozzles is there to tackle the dirt and grime that is built up in your tires. Tire maintenance is vital, and too much dirt and debris in your tires may end up doing serious functional damage to your vehicle. It also affects your safety, which is why high-pressure nozzles are there to blast away even the most difficult, stuck-on grime. These nozzles also spray a slightly different solution, one that is specifically meant to dissolve brake dust and brighten the look of your tires. Sometimes the bottom nozzles are also known as the undercarriage wash part of the car wash. 

Mitter Curtain

You can usually picture the curtain in the car wash – long strips of fabric that are designed to rub the soap in and loosen dirt and grime as a series of mechanisms pulls them back and forth. 

Foam Applicators and Deep Cleaning Products

After a pre-rinse and scrub from the curtains, you get to the intense soap-down. The car wash sprays your car with a deep-cleaning foam that penetrates filth and muck and is guaranteed to remove any difficult substances from the exterior. As your car gets the foamy wash, you’ll also notice large scrubbers doing their job alongside. The combination of this particular soap and wash will leave your car looking like new once it is rinsed and dried. 

Professional Car Wash Services

While DIY washing is definitely a choice for some people, the best way to keep your car clean and maintained is to take it down to Flagstop Car Wash, with a growing list of convenient locations around Central VA. Each part of our wash has a specific purpose and order to make sure that you get the best clean possible. Most of our locations also have vacuums and self-cleaning stations, so that you can keep your car clean inside and out. 

Springtime often brings more severe conditions which can be better met with just a little preparation. What steps can you take to be sure it’s ready? Here are a few checklist items to consider:

  1. Pollen is a big problem in the spring. As the trees begin to bloom pollen counts start to go up drastically. No matter where you park, your car will accumulate a large amount on its surface as springtime progresses. If allergies are an issue for you, keeping pollen off your vehicle is vital for your health. The less that is allowed to accumulate the less you’ll be exposed to as you drive. Regular washes will help keep it clean and free of pollen through the warmer months.
  2. Bugs and bird droppings are a big problem too in the spring. Birds and bugs are more active in the spring and your vehicle will pay the price unless you are proactive. Allowing bird droppings and bugs to sit too long on your exterior can actually have a negative impact on a vehicle’s paint.  Regular washes will help to keep your car looking its best and free of build-up from these elements that can’t be completely avoided. A good wax on your vehicle will also help to protect your vehicle’s exterior. 
  3. Maintenance is very important during the entire year, but especially as the spring weather comes. More people will be traveling and more severe storms are common during the spring, so keeping your vehicle maintained will go a long way to keep travel safe as can be. Make spring a time to check your fluids in your car, including washer fluid, so you can keep the window clear of pollen and other debris. There’s a good chance winter’s extreme conditions have exhausted the reservoir so plan on topping it off. Check tire pressure and be aware of any unusual wear on your tires, it may be time for a rotation. Winter can be particularly harsh on certain vehicle parts too, especially rubber components such as wiper blades. Early spring is a good time to check and replace them if necessary. 
  4. Spring often means vacation time for many. If you’re traveling in your car you want it to be comfy and clean. A good interior cleaning, vacuuming and a freshen up detail is always a great idea to improve your vacation travel time. At Flagstop we offer free vacuuming and other DIY detail services, as well as a full supply of vending machines with all the products you’ll need to keep your car clean. 

Consider a membership for unlimited car washes at any of our convenient locations. Flagstop Car Wash offers unlimited washes at one budget-friendly monthly price with our popular RVA Wash Club. We offer many convenient locations throughout Virginia and all the products you’ll ever need to keep it clean inside and out. We look forward to helping you keep your car looking its best throughout all the seasons. 

Every season brings a few new reasons to wash your car more often. In the winter, it’s vital that you wash often to remove any salt, slush, and built-up debris. Springtime brings new concerns. Between the bugs, pollen, and other road concerns, you may find yourself needing to take your vehicle to the car wash more often. In fact, spring is the busiest season for most car washes!

Springtime Cleaning for Your Car

Fall and spring have similar concerns for motorists. Once the snow melts in the spring, you’ll notice plenty of dust and debris on the road that can muck up your vehicle. Leaves and rocks are a concern as they may get lodged into places that affect the usability of your car. Taking it to a car wash is a better idea than washing it at home, as the jets of water can blast away any unwanted bits and fragments. 

Spring also brings bugs! From mosquitos to bees, to other flying critters, you won’t be able to ignore the splatters across your windshield for long. Visibility is crucial, and you should always take care to wash your windshield. Leaving bug splatters attracts more dust and dirt, which will impede your ability to drive safely on the road. Plus, industry experts agree that the leftover insect parts are quite acidic and can cause damage to the exterior if allowed to stay there for long periods of time.

Pollen is another concern during this season. It’s lovely when everything starts blooming, but you may soon notice that your car is coated in a thin sticky blanket of yellow. Not only is it an allergy concern for most people, but the sticky pollen will attract bugs, dust, and dirt to your car if you don’t wash it away quickly. For those that suffer from allergies in the spring, washing your car often will help limit your exposure to pollen and hopefully leave you feeling better!

Dirt, dust, pollen, and bugs that coat the exterior of the car aren’t just an eyesore. They can do lasting damage to the paint and even cause pockmarks. To keep your car in the best of shape and make sure it has a great resale value, it’s important to wash your car often. It’s part of routine maintenance. 

Finally, any time is a great time to do some cleaning, inside and out! Many people do spring cleaning in their homes and forget about their vehicles. At Flagstop Car Wash, you can clean your interior (DIY) as well as your exterior. Once you’re done sorting through the stuff lying around, you should give your seats, rugs, and other interior parts a good cleaning. Dust and dirt get into the car as you drive too! If you have pets you may need to vacuum your interior often for health and safety’s sake. Plus, springtime brings plenty of virus, cold, and other germs – and as we’ve all learned from the recent pandemic, it’s a good idea to disinfect every once in a while! 

Springtime Car Wash Services in Virginia

At Flagstop Car Wash, we know the importance of springtime maintenance! We have 11 locations throughout the Richmond area to make it easy and convenient. You can find a number of car wash packages, depending on how thoroughly you’d like your vehicle cleaned. If springtime is particularly rough on your vehicle, you may want to consider the RVA Wash Club – a monthly membership that will allow you to wash your car as many times as you need for one low price. If you have any questions about our services, we encourage you to call any of our friendly staff members at 804-782-9274. 

Tree sap is a point of worry for most vehicle owners during the summer. Though sap doesn’t immediately damage the paint job, it shouldn’t be ignored. Sap that is allowed to sit all season and adhere itself to the car will ruin the paint job in the long run – but in the short run, it looks unattractive and will cause more dust and dirt to stick to the car. Plus, if it is stuck to the windshield or mirrors it may cause visibility issues as you drive. 

Sap comes from a number of different kinds of trees including pine, palm, pecan, and sycamore trees, making this a problem around the country. If you use harsh substances to try and remove the sap, it may also damage your car. Here are a few ways you can go about removing tree sap without the frustration of possible damage. 

Baking Soda as a Cleaning Agent

If the sap is fresh and you act quick, a solution of baking soda and warm water can be applied to the sap-covered spots. Allow this solution to sit for a few minutes, then use a towel to wash it away. Baking soda is excellent for breaking apart oily and sticky substances without damaging the car’s exterior. However, this may not work if the sap is old or has been stuck to the car for some time. 

Rubbing Alcohol or Hand Sanitizer

Another trusted method for removing sap is alcohol. You can choose a rubbing alcohol you have at home, or a hand sanitizer that has a large percentage of alcohol. Similar to the baking soda method, you want to apply the alcohol to the sticky spots and let it sit for a minute before using a towel to rub it away. Alcohol disturbs the sap molecules and makes it easier to wash away large concentrations. However, you may find that you need to buff and wash the car afterwards to get rid of the dull-looking spots left over. 

Margarine, Oil, Baking Grease

Oils are fantastic for cleaning up just about any mess, as oily substances overpower and dissolve stickiness and dirt. Of course, you should take care when applying oil or grease as the oil is difficult to remove from your car. Use small amounts and have a bucket with water and washcloth handy to wash it right away. You can use just about any oil-based substance, or oil-based cleaner. Vegetable oil or cooking grease are two things you can normally find in your kitchen, but you can get a more potent substance like turpentine or lighter fluid at the store. 

Commercial Cleaning Products

You can buy over-the-counter products specifically for cleaning cars. These will not damage the vehicle’s surface but don’t always work on tough spots.

Remember that you may have to use your nails or a gentle tool to remove what’s left of the sap, even after using these methods. If you have a wax coat on your car or find that the cleaning product removed most of it but has spread a small amount over the car, leaving it looking dull, you may have to buff it out and apply wax. 

Professional Car Washes Have the Highest Success Rate for Removing Sap

If you’re a DIY kind of car person, we understand. A lot of people chose to treat their vehicles themselves. However, DIY methods may not be the most effective for removing a difficult substance like tree sap. The best thing to do is to take your car to the pros. At Flagstop Car Wash, all of our locations have the cleaning products necessary to remove even the most stubborn dirt.

There are two types of car owners: those that won’t let any food or drinks anywhere near their car, especially the interior, and those that don’t mind a few crumbs. In either case, accidents do happen and it is possible to clean your car’s interior well enough that it won’t cause a permanent stain. It’s always a good idea to limit the consumption of drinks and foods in a moving vehicle for safety reasons, but here are some tips on cleaning your car’s interior in case an accident does occur. 

Car Cleaning Products You’ll Need

Keeping a bag or stash of a few key cleaning products in the trunk or in the pockets is always a good idea. If you act quickly, you can offset the damage. Think about stocking your car with a handheld vacuum, fabric cleaning wipes, antibacterial wipes, and a towel or microfiber cloth. These tools will help you deal with any spills right away, pre-cleaning them to minimize stains. Once you have the time you can use a few household products to help get your seats clean, like baking soda, club soda, lemon juice, non-gel toothpaste, and fabric markers and sprays. 

How to Clean a Stain Without Damaging Your Car’s Interior

You may have the urge to scrub a stain out of a car seat like you would a carpet, but a vehicle is more complex and you don’t want to do anything that requires a lot of water spilling around (it can seep into the carpets, mold, or damage the floor of the car) or spray a ton of cleaning spray that smells and can be potentially harmful to you. Here are some of the most popular cleaning tips that work.

On cloth or fabric seats:

  • You can use a spray bottle filled with club soda (rather than pouring it on). Club soda is an effective stain remover, containing water, carbon dioxide, and a few salts. Though there’s no scientific reason for why it is so good at removing stains, it does work. The water helps dilute the staining liquid and as the fabric dries, the stain is gone or much less visible. 
  • Make a baking soda solution. Combine a ¼ of a tablespoon of baking soda with warm water and use a cloth to scrub away the stain. If the stain is persistent, spray or soak the area with a towel with this solution for 30 mins, then use a clean towel with warm water to wipe it down. 
  • Make a water and laundry detergent solution that isn’t too soapy, and use a carpet or fabric brush with tough bristles, dipping it into the solution and scrubbing.

For leather seats:

  • Leather seats are more expensive and require more attention, but are durable and mostly stain resistant. If you do have a stain or spill something sticky, you can use water mixed with rubbing alcohol to clean the seat. 
  • Use a toothbrush and a non-gel toothpaste to scrub away any stains. 
  • There are different qualities and types of leather so a spot test should be done on an inconspicuous area to be sure the leather doesn’t get blotchy from the cleaning solution. There are also cleaners made specifically for leather.

Professional Interior Cleaning Services

If you have a stubborn stain that won’t come out, or simply don’t have the time to work on it, you can purchase professional products to help ease the cleaning process. It’s a great way to freshen up your car and ensure your vehicle is clean and pleasant.

If you use your vehicle for work, such as rideshares, then it’s a good idea to keep your car clean  and presentable at all times. Bring your car to Flagstop Car Wash and rely on the experts to get your vehicle clean through our wash tunnels and take advantage of our vacuuming areas. With a number of convenient locations around the Richmond area, it’s quick and easy to keep your car looking great inside and out.

Aluminum is a popular material for car wheels because it can shine like chrome when it is properly treated. Aluminum is a softer metal than steel (which is the other material common in vehicle wheels) so it is considerably easier to clean and responds well to polishing. This metal is also considered to be far more long-lasting and withstands corrosion longer, which is why they are often a pricier investment. If you take proper care of your aluminum wheels, they can last forever – unlike steel tires which will corrode eventually no matter what (which is why most people paint them black and ignore them, as they’ll eventually need replacing). 

If you have OEM aluminum wheels they are likely treated with a protective coating to help prevent oxidation. If that’s the case, you’ll need to take special care of your wheels. When you drive every day, your car will acquire a certain amount of dust and dirt. Your wheels get the roughest treatment of all, as they get driven through dirt, mud, rocky roads, salt, and all sorts of terrain. If you take good care of your aluminum wheels, you won’t have to replace them any time soon.

How to Clean Aluminum Wheels

You should regularly take your vehicle to the car wash to remove any build-up of dust, dirt, pollen, or salt, all of which can corrode your car’s paint job. The wheels may require some extra attention to keep them functioning properly! Here are a few tips for cleaning your aluminum wheels:

  • Clean your wheels first! Whether you’re washing your car at home or planning on taking it to the car wash, you should use a hose with good pressure to blast any loose dirt and debris from your wheels. This will prevent dirty water, while washing the rest of the car, from staining your wheels. Rinse all parts of the wheel including the spokes and brake calipers. 
  • Use an aluminum-cleaning spray to clean the wheels. Make sure it is non-acidic to prevent spotting. Spray one wheel down at a time and clean it using a soft-bristle brush for abrasiveness. 
  • Don’t use a hard-bristle brush or anything too abrasive as it can scratch the aluminum and compromise it. Use something soft and put in the extra effort to scrub out dirt from all the crevices on the tire. Check around lug nuts and wheel wells – anywhere mud, dust, and salt can hide.
  • Once you’re done spraying and scrubbing a wheel you can blast it with the hose again and take the time to dry each wheel after washing. This will prevent water stains, which are unattractive on your shiny aluminum wheels. 
  • If you don’t want to do any of this process yourself or simply don’t have the time, you should take your car to a local place like Flagstop Car Wash for proper cleaning. With experienced experts, you can have your car’s aluminum wheels looking like new quickly and without any fuss. You can even keep it cheap and simple by signing up for a membership program like the RVA Wash Club and get your car through the wash quickly, any time you need! You can let us know if you want special care or services for your tires. 

Aluminum tires can be expensive, but they are often worth the investment – if you keep them clean and well taken care of. 

As a rideshare driver, it is beneficial in all sorts of ways to keep your vehicle clean. This may mean a daily wipedown of the seat, or weekly trips to the car wash with interior cleaning services. Keeping your rideshare vehicle clean will help keep it germ-free, odor-free, and ensure that your passengers feel safe and comfortable riding in your vehicle. A dirty car can mean a poor rating, which could put your job in jeopardy. Plus, if you keep all of your receipts, cleaning counts as a business expense come tax time – so washing your work vehicle literally pays for itself. Here is a helpful cleaning checklist for Uber and Lyft drivers, to make cleaning easy. 

Keeping Your Rideshare Vehicle Clean

A recent study showed that rideshare cars are one of the worst culprits for germs, especially during cold and flu season. In order to protect yourself and your clients, it’s a good idea to keep a few cleaning products handy in the trunk for day-to-day use:

  • Clorox or other disinfecting wipes
  • Lysol or disinfecting cleaning spray for all surfaces
  • Roll of paper towels
  • Tissues
  • Gloves
  • Febreze or scented spray
  • Dustpan and broom
  • Extra garbage bags

On a daily basis, you never know what you may be dealing with. You may have a lot of quiet clients that do no damage or you may encounter anything from a group of rowdy bar-goers at night to parents with a toddler that puts their mouth on everything. This is why it’s a good idea to stay prepared. Some items will get used more than others, but by keeping your cleaning products stocked up, you can easily deal with a messy situation at any time so that you can get right back on the road. 

Daily Cleaning List for Uber and Lyft Drivers

In addition to just being good manners, Uber and Lyft do require that their drivers keep their vehicles at a certain standard. On a daily basis you should:

  • Use disinfectant wipes and/or spray to wipe down seats as well as the door handles (both outside and inside!). 
  • Use the dustpan to sweep the floor from any debris or crumbs
  • During the winter, remove any mats or anything wet from the backseat and allow it to dry
  • Throw out any garbage or recyclables and take it home with you
  • Spray a scent to keep your vehicle fresh

You should take care to not eat in your vehicle and not allow passengers to do so. If you must eat in the car, you can avoid any messes, smells, or bugs by immediately stopping to clean up the floor and any surfaces from crumbs and grease stains. 

Take Your Car for a Professional Cleaning Regularly

At least once a week you should take your vehicle to the car wash for an interior and exterior cleaning. During the winter, salt and snow will leave your car looking dirty, while in the spring pollen can collect and exacerbate allergies. Outdoor elements can damage the exterior of the car as well as your tires, undercarriage, and other mechanisms, so washing your car contributes

to its long-term use as well. Plus, you can take advantage of our vacuuming areas to ensure your car is always in great shape for your customers. 

At Flagstop Car Wash, you can even become a member and keep it easy and cheap to wash your car by joining the RVA Wash Club. We have a variety of locations throughout the Richmond area so you’ll find it is easy and convenient to stop in and get your rideshare vehicle washed at any time.

With more people working from home, there is generally less daily travel. With less traveling on a daily basis it is true that your vehicle will pick up less road debris, yet you may be surprised how much dirt and grime can still accumulate on a vehicle. As your car sits in your driveway or even covered in a carport it will still need regular washes. Environmental factors will target your vehicle as it sits. Rain, snow, pollen, and even excessive sunlight will make your vehicle’s finish look dull. 

Depending on where you park your vehicle, large amounts of dust and debris in the air will settle onto the surfaces and tires. All vehicles parked outdoors are exposed to bird droppings and debris from nearby trees. Even if there are no trees close by, debris from grass clippings and particles of dust can accumulate in surprisingly large amounts on your paint. Any accumulation of dirt and grime over time can start to negatively affect your car’s finish and keep it from looking its best. The longer a vehicle sits without being washed the worse it can get. This is especially true if your yard is exposed to lots of wildlife. 

Pollen will also gather very quickly on a car during the early spring throughout the fall. You may not even notice it, depending on the color of your vehicle, until it’s a pretty heavy coating. If you have allergies it’s especially important to keep up with regular car washes during months when pollen is excessive. By doing so, you won’t be subjected to so much pollen as you open your car door. 

A good way to keep up with regular washings is to time it along with other routine errands. When you’re making that run to the grocery store, plan on making a trip through the automatic car wash on the way. Think of taking your car to a car wash regularly as a good excuse to start it up and take a quick trip to get a coffee or another treat. It’s not good for any vehicle to sit very long without being washed or started up. It can be negatively affected not only aesthetically but also mechanically if you let it sit too long between trips. Taking your vehicle for a quick spin and a quick wash will be hassle-free here at Flagstop Car Wash.

We offer many locations throughout Virginia so a quick visit to the car wash nearest you won’t even be an inconvenience. Our RVA Wash Club means you’ll have unlimited washes to help keep your car clean throughout the entire year. We hope to see you soon. Friendly, affordable services that are budget-friendly, and convenient are what we are all about. 

When it comes to keeping it clean, the needs of your vehicle change every season. Spring and winter are the two seasons that you will end up washing your car the most. Each time the weather changes, that brings up a new variety of natural debris that affects your car – in the spring, that’s usually pollen, and in the winter, there’s salt on the roads. Keeping your car clean is a big part of maintenance that contributes to overall safety. 

Fall Vehicle Maintenance 

Autumn is one of the most difficult seasons for drivers just because of the debris on the road. Falling leaves, strong winds that whip up dust and dirt, and sap dripping from trees can make your car dirty. Fall debris can make it into your undercarriage and get stuck between wheels, which can be dangerous if you allow it to build up. Sap and dust on your windshield reduce your visibility as you’re driving, so you should always take your car for a thorough wash that will remove any leaves and other dangers. A good wash and wax can protect your car’s exterior, which will make your vehicle last longer and protect its resale value.

Winter Vehicle Maintenance

Winter is probably the most popular season to get your car washed. In snowy areas where the city puts down salt on the roads often, drivers must be wary. Salt can corrode your paint and rust the metal on your frame if you don’t take care of your vehicle properly. Plus, mud, salt, and snow get tracked into the car and ruin your interior as well, so it’s important to get the interior cleaned every so often in the wintertime. Salt will crust your mats and floors, and makes it much more difficult to clean up once it sets in. Allowing your interior to stay wet may even allow mold to flourish in your car, leaving behind that moldy smell. By vacuuming or steam-cleaning the inside, you can prevent a lot of damage. 

Spring Vehicle Maintenance

With the snow melting away, spring brings new threats to your vehicle. Sticky pollen, insects flying into your windshield, and lots of rain can damage your car as well. As insects wake up for the spring season, you may notice them on your windshield or car’s exterior more often. Insect blood is actually acidic and allowing it to stay crusted on your vehicle’s exterior can cause permanent damage to the paint. A wash and a good wax can protect your vehicle from any acid rain during the spring and summer. All of these factors can also make your windshield sticky and hard to wash, which is when you should take it for professional cleaning.

Summer Vehicle Maintenance

Maintaining the cleanliness of your car in the summer is very similar to spring. Bugs will continue to end up splattered on your vehicle’s windshield and exterior. Remember to thoroughly wash and wax to prevent ruining the paint. The hotter months are known for road dust – as it gets hot and dry, expect more dirt, dust, and debris to end up on your windshield and exterior, reducing visibility. If you spend a lot of time outdoors, go camping, off-roading, or even just drive through the city on a daily basis, you’ll notice a lot more dirt, dust, mud, and rocks in the interior and exterior of your car. Rocks and small pieces of dirt like that can stick and stay in hard to see places, which is why a professional car wash is the best way to make sure any unnecessary debris gets cleaned out.

For All Your Vehicle Maintenance Needs

If you want to protect your vehicle and keep it running smoothly, it’s best to wash it every few weeks, no matter which season you’re in. If your car is in need of thorough cleaning, try any of Flagstop Car Wash’s 11 convenient locations throughout Richmond. Join the RVA Wash Club for an easy-to-use membership that will allow you to wash your car as many times as you want for one low monthly price. We also have everything you need to clean your car’s interior. If you have any questions, give us a call at 804-782-9274.