An automatic car wash may be a quick and easy way to get an item checked off of your ‘to do’ list, but it’s important to prepare to be safe for one in a few basic ways. You may have heard horror stories of automatic car wash trips gone wrong, and we want to make sure that never happens to you.

Here are some of our top tips to help you eliminate any chance of risk and make your drive through experience as seamless as possible.

Choosing the right automatic car wash

First, try to choose a newer automatic car wash as opposed to an old one. Newer car washes will be enhanced with brushes that won’t scratch your cars paint and will do a better job at scrubbing away dirt and debris. Remove your roof rack if you have one in order to avoid going over height restrictions. And of course, be sure to roll up all of your windows.

Remain alert

Get on the track to enter the car wash and wait for the notification to tell you that your vehicle is secured. At this point, you should be extra careful to put aside any distractions and keep feet and hands off the pedals and steering wheel. Stay alert for any important notifications.

Dry carefully

Choose the best drying and service options for your specific vehicle or complete them yourself. If you are using a towel to dry your car after its wash, ensure that it is unused in order to avoid scratches.

Before you leave the car wash, check your vehicle for any new marks or scratches and let an employee know if you do find something. They may have a quick and easy solution!

Want to learn more about protecting your car from anything that comes its way, including insurance risks? Get in touch with us today to learn more!