Residents spend warm days cleaning cars after winter storms

Published: Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 04:00 PM.

Whitney said he uses top-of-the-line soaps and degreasers to clean vehicles, something customer Brian Tessier appreciates. He brought in the black Ford Fusion his uses for work as a bondsman for Grimes Bail Bonding for a good cleaning after last week’s snowstorm.

“You want to have a nice car,” Tessier said.

He said he didn’t even take the car out during the recent snowstorms but said it still got dirty from residual salt and dirt left on the roads days after the storm.

“It was bad,” he said of his car. “All the salt on the road and everything, it definitely turned a black vehicle gray real quick.”

Others choose to wash their cars themselves, and for those who do, Whitney said they must take the right steps.

“It takes the right chemicals to wash your car properly,” he said. “A car is just like your body. If your skin is dry, you’re going to put lotion on. If your car is dirty, then obviously you want to put something on to treat that.”

He said some do-it-yourselfers make the mistake of grabbing a cloth and washing the car as their first step.

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