Toronto,   Serving the Forest Hill and surrounding GTA community since 1977.
NorthWest Collision Centre
BMW Collision Repair

Car Wash - Recommendations and Precautions

Can I wash my car?

Recommendation and precautions in the first 30 Days;


DO
- Wash the vehicle by hand with cool water and a very mild car wash solution using a soft cloth or sponge.
- Always use clean fresh water.
- Wash your vehicle in the shade

Auto Detailing

DON'T
- Do not use a commercial car wash. Stiff brushes or sponges could mar the finish and damage the surface.
- Do not "dry wipe" your vehicle. Dry wiping can scratch the finish.
- Do not drive on gravel roads. Chipping the finish is easily done in the first 30 days.
- Avoid parking under trees and utility lines which are likely to attract birds. Bird droppings have a high acid content and will damage a freshly painted surface. Also, tree sap can mar or spot a freshly painted surface.
- Do not spill gasoline, oil, antifreeze, transmission fluid, or windshield solvent on the new finish. - Do not scrape ice or snow from the newly painted surface.


Recommendation and precautions in the first 90 Days

DON'T
- Do not wax or polish the vehicle. This will allow the finish to dry and harden completely.

Keeping the outside of your car clean and sparkling can be just as simple as taking it to a drive through car wash, but they never seem to have quite the same effect as a good hand wash. These easily available products can really make your car shine and help restore your vehicle.

Power Washer

Body Wax
Drive through car service waxing options are rarely as good as doing it yourself as you often get left with smears on the windscreen after using the wipers or spots of wax all over you body work which can make the car look dirtier then before you started. With products like those of the well known Turtle Wax brand it takes a little time but the results are far more effective and satisfying. Waxing also helps protect your car paintwork and in the long run helps keep rust at bay meaning your car will hold its value better.

Bumper and Exterior Trim Cleaner
Many people don't realize that cleaning and waxing your bumpers and trims will make them look as good as new. With a nice clean car these are the last parts you'd want looking out of place.. Also, if your bumpers have been bleached by the sun over time, then coloured polish will help to restore some of those grays back to the proud blacks they once were!

Wheel Cleaner
Dedicated cleaners and polishes are available for wheels and wheel alloys to keep them sparkling. These include hand sprays for removing tough dirt and aerosols with stronger formulas for the more stubborn jobs.

Pressure Washers
If you are one for adventure and your car regularly gets dirty or muddy then you'll not regret buying a pressure washer. Where manual washing would take hours, a good pressure washer can make swift work of a clean. Being relatively cheap you wont have to break the bank to sample the benefits, although its worth remembering that you get what you pay for, pricier washers will last longer and clean faster.

Cloths and Sponges
Choose the best cloth or sponge for the job! Low quality cloths can often leave tiny scratches, which if your waxing a car can leave noticeable damage. It might not be noticeable to most passers by but once you've seen it you wont forget it! You'll find a great selection of cloths and sponges in the shops adjacent to the cleaning products and they'll all be labeled for there best purpose!

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961 Roselawn Avenue,
Toronto Ontario
(North of Eglinton Ave. W.,
west of Marlee)
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416-246-9666
Our business hours are
Mon. to Fri. 8:00 - 6:00
Sat. by Appointment

Environment

NorthWest Collision Centre Shop uses a quality system from one of the world's biggest paint companies;
PPG.

Environment

ppg Car Paint
NorthWest Collision Centre. Serving the Forest Hill and surrounding GTA community since 1977.