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Less Water, Better Wash: The Superiority of Commercial Washes

Sep 14, 2013 // by admin // Blog, Car Wash // No Comments

Conserve Water with Commercial WashesPersonal attention lends a luxurious air to any service; it is for this reason that many people think hand car washes are superior to commercial car washes. When a car is washed by hand, it receives the personal ministrations of either a professional car washer, or a car owner who cleans his vehicle with love.

But if you think washing your car by hand is a better option than cleaning it commercially, then research has proved you wrong.

In this economy, everyone is looking to trim expenses in some way. For some, cutting costs is a matter of coupon clipping, for others saving is a matter of cutting back on unnecessary purchases. Members of the latter group who have cut costs on professional car washes in favor of washing by hand will be surprised to find that their attentions are negatively affecting the car itself and our environment.

Researchers at both the Technical University of Munich and the University of Texas at Arlington have proven that hand washes inflict severe damage on the paint of all cars. After inspecting cars that had been through either process, microscopes revealed the paint jobs of cars that had been through a hand wash resembled a cratered landscape, with scratches reaching a depth of one-tenth of the paint job. Conversely, cars post-commercial wash had scratches that extended only 0.0003 mm in depth after 25 washes. That’s a notable and important difference.

Not only does washing your car by hand at home ruin the luster and longevity of your paint job, but it also pollutes the local environment. Unlike the water that enters sanitary sewers, the water that enters storm drains is not treated before it is channeled into oceans, lakes, and other bodies of water. That means the chemicals in the runoff from your home car wash are deposited into the water and soil of your local landscape, prime for poisoning those sites and wildlife.

The average homeowner uses 116 gallons of water to wash his car.

In a year that began with the driest January-March period on record, opting for a professional carwash–which uses 60 percent less water for an entire car wash than a homeowner uses for just the rinse–sounds like a great idea.

With all this in mind, do yourself a favor and save time and labor, your car’s paint job and the environment: wash your car commercially. No matter where you are, there will be decently priced carwashes that will help you save on maintenance later.

Beach Cities Car Wash provides exemplary care for decent prices. Its location is accessible for patrons in Marina Del Rey, Culver City, and Venice, so it is a prime establishment to hit on your way to or from work. Beach Cities provides quick and easy car washes as well as car detailing, depending on your car’s special needs.

The Acid Rain of L.A. May Mean the Death of Your Car’s Paint Job

Aug 14, 2013 // by admin // Blog, Car Detail, Car Wash // Comments Off on The Acid Rain of L.A. May Mean the Death of Your Car’s Paint Job

As any Angelino can attest, Los Angeles is not a city accustomed to rain. Oh, we know the basics, like not to wash our cars before it rains and that as far as driving is concerned, the first day of rainfall is the most dangerous, but there are also serious misconceptions about the way rain affects the paint on a car. It is obvious that rain can never replace a commercial car wash as far as efficiency, but it’s not uncommon to hear someone remark cavalierly that they’ll opt to let the rain rinse off his or her car rather than get the car washed after the rain has abated. The idea is that the rain will at least rinse a light layer of dust off of the car, giving the automobile a dust-free shine. But all water is not created equal, and rain in Los Angeles is a particularly inferior brand of that life-preserving liquid. If you are under the impression that allowing the rain to wash the grime off your car is a reasonable alternative to washing your car commercially, think again. In fact, that rain settling on your car may actually be irreparably damaging your paint job.

Acid rain is a term that sounds decidedly dramatic. Though it conjures horrific images of B-movie horror films in which characters are doused in corrosive acids, the reality is much more pedestrian. Because we live in an area of heavy smog and pollution, our rain potentially contains the components necessary to classify it as “acid rain.” And once this type of rain gets on our cars, the acid concentrates on the paint as the water dries. According to the EPA, studies show that acid rain can scar automotive coatings. Not only that, but after the acid concentrates onto the coating of your car and the liquid evaporates, the dried acid is reactivated every time your car gets wet, causing more damage.

What are the best ways to combat the Los Angeles acid rain problem?

First, try and keep your vehicle out of the rain as much as possible. Either park it inside your garage, or if that’s not possible, purchase a protective cover for your automobile. The best option is investing in an eco-friendly commercial wash to keep your car clean, as well as paying the extra money for a protective coating post-wash that can defend your car’s original finish.

If you’re looking for a conveniently located eco-friendly car wash on the west side, Beach Cities Car Wash is the car wash for you. We offer protective coating as well as various waxes post-wash to ensure that your car is protected while looking its best.

The effects of acid rain can force you to invest in a whole new coat of paint for your vehicle. Save yourself the trouble by keeping your car clean the right way. Stop by Beach Cities Car Wash on your way home today.

Car Washing Experts: Come to Beach Cities Car Wash Today!

Jul 1, 2013 // by promo_admin // Blog, Car Wash // Comments Off on Car Washing Experts: Come to Beach Cities Car Wash Today!

Car Washing ExpertsSometimes it’s best to leave certain jobs to the experts; washing your car is one of those jobs.  Nowadays, a lot of people are trying to do things themselves.  While this initiative is certainly to be applauded, it’s not often well-executed.  With car washing, people usually think all they need is a single wash cloth and a bucket of water. They don’t understand why you need more than one bucket, or why you need to regularly switch out the water, or the need for car shampoo, mitts or different cloths.  More often than not, after someone washes his car, he’ll just leave his car soaking wet; this results in unwanted spots left on the vehicle.

The point is, there’s a lot more that goes into washing a car than the average person thinks – from choosing the right shampoo to choosing the right brushes and cloths.  The car washing/detailing experts at Beach Cities Car Wash and Detail know how to treat your car right.  Whether it’s a basic car wash or a wash and detail package, Beach Cities will make sure your car is properly cleaned and dried using the right methods and products.

If you’re thinking to yourself that getting your car washed takes too long or just isn’t in your budget, think again.  Beach Cities Car Wash and Detail not only offers professional car washing and car detailing services in Venice, it also makes car washing affordable and convenient.

You can go to our website and schedule an appointment ahead of time, or you can also print one of our coupons and save on our car wash and detailing services.

So the next time your car needs a good cleaning, leave it to the experts: come on down to Beach Cities Car Wash.  Our car wash and detailing experts will deliver far better results than any DIY car wash hands down.

Drive Through Fun at Beach Cities Car Wash

Jun 18, 2013 // by admin // Blog // Comments Off on Drive Through Fun at Beach Cities Car Wash

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The Drive Through at Beach Cities Car Wash Will Take You Back to your Childhood

Do you remember what it was like to be a kid? The way everything was an adventure; everything was about how much fun you could have in that moment; everything was novel and made you want to say, “Wow”? We’re often preoccupied with the big life concerns hovering just over the horizon, but more often than not, it’s the little things in life that improve our moods and bring us back to that childlike state.

When you come home and your child or significant other has unexpectedly made a batch of perfect chocolate-chip cookies or when you travel and see the largest building you’ve ever seen, you realize that state of perfect childhood joy and amazement is often just one possibility away. But occurrences even smaller than these have the potential to take us back to that childlike feeling. One great way to reward yourself with a brief moment of pure relaxation that will plunge you back into that youthful spirit is to stay in your car during a drive through car wash.

Recognizing that every adult is just looking for brief moments of childlike reflection, Beach Cities Car Wash in Venice has filled its location with pirate-themed décor, even in the drive through. If you’re taking your child, they’ll have a blast, and if you show up without a little one, you can still sit back and enjoy the simplistic fun just as much.

After driving onto the drive through track, putting your car in neutral and taking your foot off the brake, you can listen to music (maybe the Jaws soundtrack? No, of course, it has to be Pirates of the Caribbean) and smile in childlike delight as water pours over your car. Imagine you are (safely) exploring inside of a lake or driving through the moors of some far away land. Soon, the washing paddles and various oversized sponges will gently rock you and your car into a delightful problem-free state of mind.

At Beach Cities Car Wash taking amazing care of your car is our primary concern, and taking care of you is a close second. Allowing you the opportunity to let your imagination to run wild is an important key to providing a quality car washing experience. A drive through car wash provides you with ample opportunity to enlist your imagination for a little escape. We polish your car until it sparkles inside and out, and we provide you with the opportunity to block the world out for a few choice minutes. Voyage over to Beach Cities Car Wash today and we’ll treat you to a relaxing cruise, a pirate adventure, or a whaling trip overseas. The possibilities are endless just like our customer satisfaction.

Detailing Your Car Can Transform it From Used to Luxury

Jun 12, 2013 // by admin // Blog // Comments Off on Detailing Your Car Can Transform it From Used to Luxury

 

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A professional detailing can transform even a junker into a vintage beauty.

Ever driven past a vintage Rolls Royce Corniche and wondered why it still looks so darn cool? It’s not just that it’s a RollsWhat makes vintage cars so cool, so impossible to look away from, is the fact that they’re so sleek, they’re so pretty, and they’re so clean. Because what’s the difference between a vintage car and an old junker? Maintenance and cleanliness. Even in LA, it’s not necessary to trade your car in every five years. If you keep it clean and maintain the functionality, you may stumble into the coveted status of a car-owner who knows that presentation is everything.

A decent car that is well-maintained and cleaned regularly can command as much respect as a neglected luxury car, if not more. All you need is to take your car to the right place to ensure that it is cleaned with care and periodically detailed so every aspect of your car looks its best. And in  West Los Angeles there is no better place to wash and detail your car than Beach Cities Car Wash in Venice.

No doubt you’ve heard many arguments for not detailing your car, prime among them the opportunity to save money. What you should know is that, when compared side-by-side, a clean car and a detailed car present vastly different levels of care. Detailed cars practically glow, and after getting a detail at Beach Cities Car Wash, you will practically glow with satisfaction.

Our workers are all professional car detailers and know the tricks necessary to make your car appear its absolute best. We can get the dust deposits out of your car’s crevices, apply the best polishes to your top coat, and help restore your interiors. It’s always the little things that will make your car look old, like grimy headlights or scratched up door handles, so let us care for your car. You wouldn’t go out in public with bird droppings in your hair or mud caked into your interior, so why should your car?

At Beach Cities Car Wash there’s no reason to deny your car the right to look its best. Make an appointment with our professional car detailing team today.

Beach Cities Car Wash Coupons on The Lucky Deal

May 24, 2013 // by admin // Blog // Comments Off on Beach Cities Car Wash Coupons on The Lucky Deal

At Beach Cities Car Wash we know a good car wash should never be exorbitantly priced. We don’t make our money by charging you the price of a new engine just to get your car looking its best; we make money because customers like you have acknowledged our friendly and sincere customer service and appreciate the efficiency of our workers. Once you visit Beach Cities Car Wash, you’ll see there’s no reason not to return. And if the service isn’t enough to sway you, then our free coffee and chocolate chip cookies will almost certainly get the job done. At Beach Cities Car Wash we take care of car and owner alike. But we’re willing to take exemplary customer service one step further by partnering with the daily deal website The Lucky Deal to bring you free coupons to sample our services.

That’s right, not only are we conveniently located on the west side between Venice, Culver City and Marina del Rey; not only do we offer free cookies and coffee to our customers; not only do we take care of you and your car with a smile; but we’re also offering you access to free coupons to make your car washing experience cheaper. Because in these trying times, who can afford to say no to free coupons?

After registering with The Lucky Deal, you’ll have access to up to 10 different coupons that will make cleaning your car a little cheaper. These coupons range from discounts on any full service car wash to discounts on custom hand washes and complete car detailing. This may be the perfect time for you to pull that vintage Chevy out of the garage and send her on over for car detailing performed by the detailing professionals at Beach Cities Car Wash. Or maybe you’re due for just a normal car wash. Either way, make sure to take advantage of the coupons offered for our services at The Lucky Deal. Your car will appreciate the forethought, and your wallet won’t mind much either.

 

Beach Cities Carwash: Keeping your car looking great

Jan 7, 2013 // by admin // Blog // Comments Off on Beach Cities Carwash: Keeping your car looking great

Taking care of your car is our top priority. Beach Cities Carwash gives you the professional treatment.

Click schedule  to book your next appointment.

It’s no secret – you love your car. It’s gotten you to important interviews, helped you return home on an empty gas tank and it’s even managed to start when any other battery would have called it quits. Isn’t it time you gave your car the attention it deserves?  Beach Cities Car Wash and Detail is all too happy to help!

Beach Cities is a family-owned business with locations throughout California. Our Venice location opened in January 2012 to provide excellent service to a crucial Westside location, conveniently located to suit customers in Venice, Culver City and Marina Del Rey. We aim to service your vehicles with the utmost care, whether you need a carwash or professional custom detailing.

 

Stop by Beach Cities to give your car a pick-me-up with a quality wash from the industry’s best equipment, cleansing solutions, and soft materials. Each full-service wash includes a hand-towel dry, interior and exterior window care, carpet vacuuming, and more. If you’re really looking to add that extra sparkle to your ride, let the experts at Beach Cities Auto remove imperfections like hard water spots, oxidation, or even pesky scratches!

Choose from a variety of service packages to meet your car’s specific needs. Our Silver Package includes clear coat protector and sealer wax while the Gold Package delivers a rainbow wax treatment, undercarriage wash, tire dressing and choice of fragrance. For special occasions, opt for the Diamond Package which includes the perks of the Gold Package in addition to a hand spray wax.

Beach Cities Car Wash & Detail also provides a relaxing waiting area with snacks and beverages to keep you happy on the rare occasion you have to wait for your car. If you need a quality wash without the wait, take advantage of our convenient drive-thru option.

Book your next appointment today.

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Beach Cities Car Wash
2305 Lincoln Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291

(corner of Lincoln Blvd. & Venice Blvd.) On the North West corner, enter on Lucille Ave. (310) 822-WASH (9274) BeachCitiesCarWash@gmail.com