Why ZAP Car Wash?
Will the wax from the car wash streak the outside of my windows?
The person I bought the car from said I never have to wax my car?
Will the brushes scratch my car?
How does the car wash know that my car gets the wax and the next one doesn't?
Do you use well water?
What is acid rain?
What is Express Detail?
How often should I wash my car?
It just rained or snowed so why do I need to wash my car?
I have the protective coating on my undercarriage so why do I need to have the undercarriage treatment?
Q: Why ZAP Car Wash?
Experience, dedication and trust. ZAP Car wash pledges to offer the
most modern equipment available and its well-trained staff of
professionals is dedicated to your satisfaction. We have over 25 years
in the car wash industry. We are a local family owned and operated
company. Most importantly we are proud to be car washers!
Q: Will the wax from the car wash streak the outside of my windows?
the wax from the car wash will not adhere to glass. The "rainbow like"
streaks that you are seeing are caused by deposits of road film, mainly
grease and oil from car and truck exhaust that get trapped under the
wipers. Once the car has been washed and the glass is clean, the next
time you use the wipers you are moving the wipers that have the oil
residue on the blades across the clean glass causing the streaking. A
solution to this is after having the car washed use a paper towel with
some white vinegar or window cleaner on it and run it across the wiper
blades, you'll be amazed at what you find. Also replace the wipers at
the first sign of wear this will extend the life of the windshield and
increase your vision in inclement weather.
Q: The person I bought the car from said I never have to wax my car?
is a common misconception. New cars, (those from the mid eighties to
present) have a new style paint called clear coat. This clear coat is
actually paint with no color pigment but it is susceptible to the
effects of rain, snow, salt, bird droppings and other environmental
pollutants. The painted surface when magnified has millions of small
valleys that can hold surface contaminants that can damage the clear
coat finish. Earlier models of vehicles had many layers of paint and
early paste waxes have small abrasive particles which actually acted as
a type of mild sandpaper which would remove the damaged layers of
paint. Using this type of waxing process can damage the new clear coat
finishes. The clear coat finishes need to be cared for, once damage is
done to a clear coat finish many times the only way to correct it is to
have the vehicle repainted. ZAP Car Wash offers Blue Coral brand clear
coat safe waxes and polishes both in the tunnel applications as well as
in our Express Detailing Centers. The waxes are designed to work with
the finish to help preserve its life and keep it looking new for many
Q: Will the brushes scratch my car?
years ago some car wash operators used plastic brushes to clean cars,
this is where the term brushes came from. Today, as always, ZAP Car
Washes uses only 100% soft cloth to clean your vehicle. The cloth is
rinsed with fresh water during every car wash to ensure the cloth is
cleaned thoroughly. The equipment is inspected daily as well as
replaced frequently to ensure the safest possible environment for
washing your car. There are other types of car washing equipment
packages available, such as high pressure touchless systems, in the
opinion of the owners of ZAP Car Wash and it's managers using soft
cloth is the superior way to wash a car.
Q: How does the car wash know that my car gets the wax and the next one doesn't?
age of computers has even touched the car wash industry. Every vehicle
is measured precisely by multiple sets of electric eyes that measure
the length as well as the height of each vehicle. We have created
installed new computer system that has given us greater control over
the car washing process. For example we know exactly where the tires
are so we can apply exactly the correct amount of wheel cleaner to just
Q: Do you use well water?
Zap car wash does use well water. We don't use any city water in the
process. Our own well supplies all the needed water. The water is
filtered and softened before used in the car wash.
Q: What is acid rain?
spots that you are noticing that look like water spots are actually the
remnants of acid rain. When rain or snow falls it captures
environmental pollutants such as Sulfloric and nitric acids from
factory, automobile and truck exhaust. That rain, snow or even the
morning dew contains pollutants that settle to the bottom of the water
drop on your car's finish, when the sun heats and evaporates the water
it leaves behind the concentrated acid that etches the clear coat paint
finish. It leaves jagged edged spots that look similar to a water spot
but it cannot be removed. In some cases this spot can be removed by a
high speed buffing of the finish but in the majority of the cases it is
not repairable. Prevention is the key here. Keep a good coat of wax on
the finish and wash the car especially after a rain or snowstorm. New
car manufactures have taken notice of the problem and have attempted to
protect their cars; you may have noticed a protective white plastic
sheet over the flat areas of a car that are exposed to the rain and sun.
Q: What is Express Detail?
detail is the name given to a branch of services in our Full Service
"Inside and Out" Car Wash facilities. It was designed to provide
detailing services to our customers whose vehicles need just a little
extra to give them that new car shine and look. Express Detailing,
Handwaxing, Carpet Shampooing, and Interior Cleaning is done while you
wait usually 20 minutes per service after the car is washed and dried.
We use the most advanced products from Simoniz, the trusted and oldest
name in car care products. Our Express detailing Services are done
while you wait. There is no appointment necessary. We recommend an
express detail service once every three months, a good rule of thumb is
when you get your oil changed get your car waxed.
Q: How often should I wash my car?
Washing your car once a week will ensure that the vehicle's surface is
being cared for properly. Make washing your car part of a weekly
ritual. If you go for many weeks without washing your car you may have
allowed irreparable damage from acid rain, bird droppings, bugs or salt
to occur. For many people their car is the second largest investment
they make after their home. Doesn't it make sense to protect it? Feel
Good in a clean car and increase the value at trade time.
Q: It just rained or snowed so why do I need to wash my car?
is a critical time for the life of your paint. Pollutants, such as
sulfuric and nitric acids from automobile, truck and factory exhaust
become trapped in rain drops or snow flakes, these settle on your car
and as the sun heats them and evaporates the water it leaves behind
concentrated acid that can damage the finish.
Q: I have the protective coating on my undercarriage so why do I need to have the undercarriage treatment?
protective coating applied by the manufacturer or after market does
provide some protection to the undercarriage. The underside of your car
is susceptible to pollutants as well. Every time you drive through a
puddle you are splashing up contaminants. The undercarriage of your car
takes a tremendous punishment from small stones that are kicked up by
your tires. These stones bombard the undercarriage and nick your
undercarriage's armor and expose bare metal. Once rust gets a foothold
it will spread regardless of the protection. The undercarriage
treatment will rinse and flush the undercarriage and then apply a rust
inhibitor to your undercarriage, which will help prevent the harmful
effects of rust. The undercarriage treatment will not effect any of the
electronics of your vehicle it is designed to be a full coverage low
pressure (similar to driving through a puddle) rinse and application of
a rust inhibitor product.