Where To Take Your Vehicle After the Snow
After it snows, we often see many cars waiting in line for the inexpensive automatic car wash. Bringing your vehicle to one of these locations is tempting, given the ease of the drive-thru for only a few dollars. However, it should be noted that many of these establishments often present dangers to your car’s paint. Instead, why not schedule a paint-safe hand wash and dry from Capitol Shine? You can schedule online in advance (click here), bring your vehicle in and avoid the line.

What’s Wrong with an Automatic Car Wash?
For starters, drive-thru car washes can leave scratches and swirls in your paint. We have had countless vehicles roll through our many locations with damaged paint as a result of the brushes at these automatic car washes. These brushes used to scrub your vehicle are not always cleaned – especially when there is no break in the traffic waiting for a wash. After a snow storm, all of these cars have salt, dirt and ice accumulated over the car, and the brushes can hang onto that which can scratch your paint.


In addition, the drive-thru areas are designed to accommodate all sizes of cars, trucks, vans and SUVs. As a result, the brushes may “scrape” harder for a car than an SUV, given the size difference.

How About a Capitol Shine Hand Wash?
You’ve invested a lot of money in your vehicle, so why not INVEST when it comes to maintaining your ride? At Capitol Shine, we use the utmost care when performing our paint-safe hand wash and dry of your car’s exterior. Best of all, we can have you in and out in around 15-30 minutes, just schedule your appointment online in advance.

Or, Schedule For Our Full Detail Package
What’s Included with our Full Auto Detail You Ask?

  • Paint-Safe Hand Wash and Dry
  • Wipe Trunk and Door Jambs
  • Clean Wheels and Dress Tires
  • Bug and Tar Removal
  • Nano Mitt (advanced clay bar surface)
  • Dress Outside Plastics and Rubber
  • Hand Wax/Sealant Exterior
  • Light Buff
  • Clean Windows and Mirrors Inside and Out
  • Wipe Dashboard and Console
  • Vacuum Inside and Trunk
  • Apply Air Freshener
  • Clean and Dress Leather, Vinyl and Rubber
  • Shampoo Seats, Mats, Carpets & Door Panels
  • Spot Clean Interior Roof
  • Fine Clean Dash and All Components

Full Auto Detail prices are based on vehicle size. To find out your price, choose “Full Detail” here. Now you’re ready to Schedule Your Service at any of our locations and book YOUR Full Auto Detail! And to reduce scratches in the future, be sure to check out our paint protection options!