FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

Why choose Flagstop Car Wash?


Experience, dedication, and service. Flagstop Car Wash and Quick Lube has been serving the Richmond/Tri-Cities area for over 33 years. We provide the most up-to-date equipment and a well-trained staff of professionals. We care about our communities and the environment, and have received “Green” certification for our sustainability programs.

How often should I wash my vehicle?


Weekly is preferred. Washing your vehicle at least once a week will ensure that your vehicles surfaces are being properly cared for and will protect and enhance the beauty of your finish.

Will the “brushes” in the wash scratch my vehicle?


No. Flagstop only uses soft cloth and foam to clean your vehicle. The cloth and foam is continually rinsed with fresh water during the wash process.

How can I tell if my vehicle needs waxing?


Clear coat paints make it more difficult to determine when your vehicle needs waxing. It may need attention far sooner than its appearance would indicate. When in doubt, there are two simple tests to try to determine when your vehicle needs waxing: First, wad a clean, dry terry cloth, and rub it along a clean upper surface of your vehicle’s hood or trunk. If you hear squeaking, that’s a sure sign that the vehicle needs waxing. Second, run your fingertips along the upper surfaces of your vehicles hood and trunk. If you detect rough spots or feel drag, you also know your vehicle needs waxing.

What is acid rain?


When rain or snow falls it captures environmental pollutants from factory, automobile and truck exhaust. The sun heats and evaporates the water but leaves behind concentrated acid spots which cannot be removed. Prevention is the key here. Keep a good coat of wax on the finish and wash your car, especially after a rain or snowstorm.

Will the wax/protectants from the wash streak the outside of my windows?


When rain or snow falls it captures environmental pollutants from factory, automobile and truck exhaust. The sun heats and evaporates the water but leaves behind concentrated acid spots which cannot be removed. Prevention is the key here. Keep a good coat of wax on the finish and wash your car, especially after a rain or snowstorm.

Buy Washes

Buy discounted washes online for yourself or send them to friends and family!

PURCHASE NOW

Get Deals

Sent to your inbox

Gift Cards

Flagstop gift cards make great gifts for any occasion as well as a great way to save money!

PURCHASE NOW