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Washing Car By hand

Something feels particularly summer-y about getting out the hose and a chamois in your driveway. If you care about your vehicle, you probably like to put in the time and effort to keep it nice and clean. There is nothing wrong with washing in your driveway, but there are a number of benefits to getting your beloved vehicle washed and detailed by the professionals.

The environment

When you wash your car, all those soaps and solvents have to go somewhere once they’re rinsed off. A benefit of heading to a car wash is that all those materials can be disposed of properly. When you wash at home, they might be running straight into the storm sewer system, or ending up in your lawn or garden. In addition, a professional wash uses much less water than doing it by hand at home. The specialized equipment is more efficient and can get your car looking spotless without using too much of our most precious resource.

Protect your investment

Keeping your car clean is incredibly important. If you allow dirt and grime to build up on your vehicle, they can damage your paint and degrade seals and moving parts. Your local car wash can get into the nooks and crannies that you might miss on your own, including services like undercarriage wash to prevent road salt and other impurities from quietly breaking down your vehicle from below.


Keeping your car nice and clean also keeps you and your family safe on the road. A professional wash will ensure your headlights and signals are free of any dirt or debris, your windshield is clear and protected, and your mirrors are in good shape. Not to mention, an auto spa is a safe place for your vehicle – the materials used by professionals will not damage your vehicle.

R&J’s Auto Spa is your trusted, professional full service car wash in Lakewood, CO. Come see us today to keep your vehicle looking spectacular!