Something I always remember from growing up is listening to my parents argue about when they were going to get the car washed. We always had a rule that we would wash the car right before a wedding and a funeral, but other than that it was generally a point of contention in my house. My father would want to get it washed at least once a month while my mother preferred to “not waste the money” and wait for it to rain. Growing up, I always figured my mother was right as the money could have been better spent in other places, but now that I’m older and understand a bit more, I realize it might have been my father that was actually correct.
When you rely on rain to wash your car, you are actually causing more damage than you’re fixing. Naturally money might be an issue and this isn’t meant to say that running your vehicle through a car wash should be a priority over things like food or shelter or clothing, but if you can afford it, you should definitely wash your car often. Not only does rain not clean things quite as well as water with more pressure behind it, but you also need to think of all the bacteria that is in rain.
Rain is water that has been accumulated in clouds from things like algae filled ponds, chemical runoff puddles, and more. While we aren’t saying that you should only used bottled drinking water to clean your vehicles, a little bit of filtering is probably a better idea than just a heavy rainstorm. It is also worth it to think about how you’re going to wash the undercarriage if you’re just relying on rain. Last time I checked, rain didn’t normally fall up to get all the sides of your vehicle.
At the end of the day, it is a better idea to go to a car wash and get your things done professionally. It is an even better idea to invest in a Neptune automated wash system for your company and your fleet of vehicles. This is always going to be your best bet when you have a lot of trucks or vans than need frequent cleaning. At the end of the day, you never know if you’re going to have reliable rain cycles. You can always count on Neptune!