Imagine you’ve just gone on a long car trip—long enough that, even though you left bright and early, you didn’t get to your destination until the middle of the night. While we are happy to hear that you arrived safely, the issue is now the front of your car. Driving through the night means you attracted some nocturnal insects to the headlights of your vehicle. It’s covered in bug guts with the occasional bird dropping. Ick!

Along with other naturally occurring substances, such as dirt and tree sap, the chemicals inside bird droppings and insect innards can actually damage the coat that protects the paint of your car. This means that it is important to wash these off as soon as you possibly can. Bugs specifically contain a chemical that can eat through the top coat of your car’s paint in as little as two days! Waiting too long to take action often means permanent damage to your car. Bird poo can also leave lasting damage when the car’s finish material contracts and cools down, meaning that it molds to the shape of the hardened excrement.

Keeping a Clean Car

While you won’t be able to stop birds entirely from making a mess on your car, there are some steps you can take. First, try to avoid parking underneath power lines or trees where birds might be lurking. Making your car an easy target isn’t going to help! Second, when you can’t stop the bugs or birds from making a mess, you can do your best to clean your vehicle in a timely manner. Make a plan to wash your car regularly, at least once a week or more if a mess was made on it recently. Depending on your needs, you can choose different car wash packages for unlimited washes in the month.

High-Quality Car Wash

Keep in mind that, while washing your car regularly is a great idea, it’s important to choose high-quality car washes. Some places have rotating brushes or cloths that can gather debris from other cars and leave damage behind on your vehicle. Unless you can check how often they are cleaned or replaced, that wash might not be a great option. Fortunately for you, we at Crazy Clean Car Wash use only the highest quality materials, including water that is purer than Dasani. Contact us to learn more!

Emergency Cleaning

If you don’t have time to get to the car wash after a nasty bug or bird incident, you can do quick clean ups by having the right tools on hand. Keep a water bottle and a microfiber cloth in your car to handle the mess on your own. Just be cautious as you wipe the mess away, as bird droppings can sometimes contain gravel or grit that the bird has digested. This can leave behind unsightly scratches if you aren’t cautious! Of course, getting your car waxed two or three times a year is also a good idea. The wax provides some additional protection for the top coat of your paint, meaning that you don’t have to stress as much about bug and bird messes. While the cost of regular car washes and waxing can seem like quite a bit, you’ll find that it’s much more expensive to repair clear coat or paint damage for a vehicle. That may cost up to $1,000 to repair if the damage is serious enough.

Crazy Clean Car Wash

While you can’t prevent nature from doing what it does, you can take action as soon as it becomes a problem. Don’t let your car be damaged just because of a little mess from the bugs and birds outdoors. We offer three different unlimited car wash packages complete with free car vacuums, so you can choose the option that makes the most sense for your needs. With prices ranging from $29/month to $49/month, you can be sure that your car is always shining and looking bright—with bugs and bird droppings gone! The basic wash including pre-soak, a light wash, a spot-free rinse, and our cannon dryer. For those who want a little more for their money, we offer our Crazy Clean Wash package that includes bug remover, hand pre-scrub, fire clean and protect, wheel/tire scrubber, crazy triple foam, wax, ice instant shine, tire shine, cannon dryer, and hand dry services. Contact us today to learn more and choose the package for you!