FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q. I am a little hesitant to drive through the tunnel. It makes me very nervous.
A. No need to be nervous. We are more than happy to drive the car through the tunnel with either you in the vehicle or waiting at the other end of the tunnel.

Q. I drive a convertible which has a soft top roof, thatís why I donít come to the car wash.
A. You can certainly come through the tunnel at Nashua Car Wash. The top brush will not harm the soft top; however, we can also raise the brush and it will not touch your roof. Soft cloths will slide over your roof for a rinse.

Q. Do I need to make an appointment for an Express Detail? 
A. You do not need to make an appointment for an express detail, but it is suggested. If you come in on the weekend, you may have to wait longer than you would if you came in during the week. It all depends on how busy it is.

Q. Is there an easy way to drive into the tunnel? I never can come in straight.
A. There is a little trick to driving in the tunnel wash. When pulling up make as wide a swing as possible to make sure that both your front and rear wheels are aligned as close as possible. Once the attendant directs you in the tunnel, and you are in the track, take your hands off the steering wheel and let the car straighten itself out in the tracks. What happens is that people over compensate and keep turning their wheel which gets them in more problems. Hands off the wheel once you are in the tracks!!

Q. How often do I need to wash my car? 
A. Many variables contribute to the frequency of washing a car. Road conditions, weather, where you are driving, and personal preference all play a key role. In general, we recommend washing about twice a month and more frequently during the winter, with an application of wax and undercarriage at least every other wash. This will provide a protective shine to your carís finish and keep it looking new. Also do not let the brake dust build up too much on your rims, because once they get real dirty it can be very difficult to bring them back to new condition again.

Q. I would like to have my car detailed, but have no way of getting to work.
A. No problem, we are happy to provide free pickup/drop off service in the Nashua area for any full detail spa appointment. Please ask for further details.

Q. I may have left a belonging at the Car Wash. Can you help?
A. Often our customers will leave items by the self serve vacs and the bays while cleaning their car.   If you are missing a license plate, keys, books, etc., please give us a call.   We may just have the item you are looking for.

Q. How do I best protect my paint?
A. Making sure that you always have a good coat of wax on your vehicle will increase the longevity of its finish.  You should normally have your vehicle waxed 3-4 times a year for maximum protection, however many people tend not to.  At the very least you should make sure to apply a quality paste wax at least twice a year, usually before winter then again in the spring.  The sun, pollen, and other road debris takes a toll on the wax during the warmer months, and by the time winter comes around your finish is left unprotected.  By having that fresh coat of wax on your vehicle it allows all of the salt, ice, and sand to come off easier when washing your vehicle in these notorious New England winters.

Q. What is the best way to taking care of my expensive wheels?
A. Depending on the make and model of the vehicle, driving conditions, and also your driving habits, brake dust can build up and be a real hassle.  It is always a good idea to get the wheel treatment when you see break dust starting to build up.  Whether it is every time that you come in or every other visit, if it is not removed after a while then the wheel can damaged permanently. 

Regular vehicle washing and detailing at the Nashua Car Wash are your first step in total car care.  Driving a clean car not only makes you feel great, but proper car care can dramatically increase the value of your car! We've included some great tips to help you get the most out of a tank of gas!  Check back often as we'll be adding new tips regularly!

Use your garage for your car. 
Got a garage? Clear it out and make room for your car. Parking in your garage will help your car stay warm in winter and cool in summer, and you won't have to depend as much on your gas-guzzling air-conditioning or defroster when you drive.

Pump up your tires. 
Don't get caught driving on underinflated tires. Underinflated tires wear down more quickly and they also lower your car's gas mileage. Your car's gas mileage may plummet by as much as 15 percent. Driving on underinflated tires may also reduce the life of your tires by 15 percent or more.

Check your tire pressure once a month. 
Buy a digital gauge and keep it in your glove box. Compare the pressure in your tires with the recommended pressure listed in your owner's manual and on the placard in your car door. Then inflate your tires as needed. Be sure to check tire pressure when your tires are cold. A good time is early in the morning after your car's been idle overnight.

Keep your engine in tune
Fixing a car that is out of tune or has failed an emissions test can boost gas mileage by about 4 percent. So be sure to give your car regular tune-ups. You'll also want to watch out for worn spark plugs. A misfiring spark plug can reduce a car's fuel efficiency by as much as 30 percent.

Replace air filters. 
Keep a close eye on your engine's air filter. When the engine air filter clogs with dirt, dust and bugs, it causes your engine to work harder and your car becomes less fuel-efficient. Replacing a clogged air filter could improve your gas mileage by as much as 10 percent and save you 15 cents a gallon. It's a good idea to have your engine air filter checked at each oil change. The Car Care Council recommends changing your car's air and oil filters every three months or 3,000 miles or as specified in your owner's manual.

Use the right oil. 
You can improve your car's gas mileage by 1 percent to 2 percent by using the manufacturer's recommended grade of motor oil. Opt for motor oil with the words "energy conserving" on the API performance label. This oil contains friction-reducing additives.

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