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706-278-6178 | 1817 S Dixie Hwy Dalton, GA 30720

Wash Me, Please

Wash Me, Please

It's definitely time to clean your car if someone writes "wash me" on your vehicle. Even if your car hasn't reached that point, a good cleaning of the inside and outside prevents the buildup of damaging chemicals and dirt, reduces the potential for rust from road salt and helps ensure proper visibility needed for safe driving, according to the non-profit Car Care Council.

To get started, remove any clutter from inside the car, including items that have accumulated in the trunk that can add extra weight and reduce fuel efficiency. The next step is to thoroughly clean and vacuum the interior and wash the windows.

When washing the outside, include the tires, wheels, underside and fenders to eliminate any road salt or grime. Wheels and tires should be cleaned with a mitt other than the one used to wash the body. This will avoid contaminating the vehicle's paint with debris from the wheels and tires.

The vehicle should be washed in the shade and with a product sold specifically for cars. The council recommends washing one section at a time, thoroughly rinsing away the soap as you go. Work your way down toward the front, sides and rear of the vehicle. Clean the fenders and bumpers last since they will have the most dirt and grime that can contaminate the wash mitt.

The car should get a final rinse by removing the spray nozzle from the hose and letting the water cascade down the surfaces of the vehicle. To avoid water spots, dry the vehicle with a chamois or other product made for drying.

The last step is to wax the car according to the manufacturer's instructions for application. Waxing should be done out of direct sunlight and every six months. It goes a long way toward protecting the vehicle's finish and makes subsequent washes easier.

If you identified any stone chips, rust or other problem spots while washing your vehicle, the council suggests having these taken care of immediately to prevent further damage.

Source: Car Care Council


What Our Customers Are Saying

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Had ac work done. The owner was honest and did great work. He also reached out to me a week later to see if there were any issues with the repair. I highly recommend this shop.

, 05/16/2021

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Gary and the guys here @ Harris Service Center are top notch! They really do know their stuff! Had an A/C problem on my Kia and was pushed around by other automotive centers until I visited Gary, Told him what was happening and in a matter of minutes he was on it! Had me in and out in less than 2 hrs, IMPRESSIVE! Please if you ever need anything done to your vehicle and don't know where to go! Go to Harris Service Center!! And see Gary and the guys! I HIGHLY recommend them!! Thanks again for your 5 star performance! You all really know what it means to be in the business!!! Thank you!!

, 07/15/2020

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Driving through Georgia on our way home from Florida we ran into car problems and ended up stopping in Dalton, we found Harris service center by chance, Very friendly & extremely professional, great service... highly recommended!

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Great folks. Good repairs at great prices.

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Great service every time and they are always professional. Never had to bring my car back. They always fix the problem.

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Always get quick and helpful service here with good pricing.

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