Working Hours
  • Mon 8:00AM - 5:00PM
    Tue 8:00AM - 5:00PM
  • Wed 8:00AM - 5:00PM
    Thu 8:00AM - 5:00PM
  • Fri 8:00AM - 5:00PM
    Sat 8:00AM - 5:00PM
  • Sun Closed
settings

303-751-0901 | 16810 E Iliff Ave Aurora, CO 80013

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

It has never happened to me until today!! I have owned different cars for 25 years and I never have gone to a mechanic that quote me a repair only for that same mechanic call me back and tell me he found a cheaper way to fix my car and save me money!! WHAT!!! JUSTIN YOU ARE AWESOME!!! Great customer service, taking your time to find the right parts and the right way to do and excellent job! Honesty that's what many business lack today, doing their job well and with honesty! I have found a special needle in a stack of needles called Autoworks Service and Repair!

, 07/20/2021

reviewiconNick and Johnny are awesome!
Denver, CO

Folks, if you have a vehicle you're done making payments on, take it to these guys. My car drives and sounds the same as the day I drove it off the lot. Nick and Johnny are awesome!

, 05/27/2020

reviewiconVery Satisfied

My son had an intermittent issue with his Jeep. Another mechanic could not find the problem. Living out of town, I did not know of any reputable repair places where my son could get his problem resolved. I searched the internet, read reviews and decided to take a chance here. Very satisfied that they were able to get him in next day. Even thought it took a little longer than hoped for to get it repaired, they found and fixed the issue. I am even happy with the price. As my son said: "It drives better than it ever has before" Thank you Autoworks

, 11/22/2019

reviewicon

Extremely helpful and honest.

reviewicon

Guys are friendly and knowledgeable. They were up front with everything, and the quoted me an accurate price. I will most likely go back.

reviewicon

The guys here do great work and keep you informed on what's going on. Honest work and very affordable prices. I would recommend this place to anyone.

  • NAPA AutoCare Center
  • UHaul Authorized Dealer
  • Amerigas
  • ASE (Automotive Service Excellence)
  • Car Care Aware
  • Call Us For Service: 303-751-0901