Should you wash your car after it rains?

One of the questions we get often is, “Should I wash my car if it just rained?” I mean, it’s clean now…right? Actually, washing your vehicle immediately following a rainstorm is one of the most important things you can do to protect your vehicle.

Rainwater can actually cause more damage than help. Rainwater will surely wash the dirt and salt off your car, but it contains contaminants and pollutants from the air as rainfalls. If you live in a city like Kansas City, that is especially true. You are at even worse odds if you live near a factory or industrial area and will often collect the contaminants on your vehicle.

The air quality often deteriorates during the colder winter months, as more heat and energy are required to warm homes and office spaces. Hydrocarbons and dust are released into the air. Often you can see the remnants of these on your vehicle in the form of water spots.

Kansas City is now ranked the 62nd most polluted city in the united states, according to the 2018 “State of the Air” report released by the American Lung Association.

When you regularly wash your vehicle after a rainstorm, you protect your paint and vehicle from potentially harsh chemicals that can accumulate and dry on your paint.

But that sounds pretty expensive, washing your vehicle after every rainstorm. We agree; that’s why we created the UltraClean Unlimited Wash Club. You can get unlimited car washes every month for a small fee. Saving you potentially thousands throughout the year.

Click here to learn more about our unlimited wash club.

Bonus tip, our wash club, is accepted at any UltraClean Car Wash around Kansas City, meaning you’ve got the additional convenience of having 3 locations to choose from. So you can get a car wash no matter what side of the city you are on.