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It has been raining a lot in Pittsburgh this summer. It rains at least a little each day, but what does this constant rain do to your car. Rain can leave behind acidic deposits on your car, but you can neutralize this by washing your car after a storm. Keep reading and check out Club Lexus for more information.


Your car is filthy, and it’s about to rain. A tempting time to let Mother Nature take care of the dirty work, but even a light drizzle can leave damaging deposits. Better break out the bucket and soap instead.

Why Wash: Rain rinses away dirt and dust, but it also leaves behind acidic deposits that can take a toll on the exposed parts of your car. This means that your car actually needs to be washed more frequently during rainy times to protect your paint job and any metallic finishes, like chrome.

When To Wash: It’s best to wash your car every 7-10 days with car shampoo. Remember to wash your wheels, where grime and water spots easily collect.

If your car has been out in the rain and you don’t have time for a full wash, you can neutralize the rain’s acidity with a quick hose down. Keep in mind that hard water can also leave behind a residue, so it’s best to make time for at least a semi-regular scrub.

Wash Tips: Always use a car shampoo. Unlike regular soap or other detergents, car shampoo contains a lubricant that protects soft paint from scrubbing scratches. When you wash, use a soft cloth or non-abrasive sponge. After all, you’re not cleaning last night’s lasagna pan.

With 16 Convenient Locations - There is a Mr. Magic Car Wash Near You!

  • Banksville

    2752 Banksville Rd.
    Pittsburgh, PA 15216

  • Bethel Park

    2705 South Park Rd.
    Bethel Park, PA 15102
    Formerly Bethel Park Rapid Wash

  • Bethel Park

    5150 Library Rd.
    Bethel Park, PA 15102
    Formerly Buggy Bath Car Wash

  • Brentwood

    3800 Saw Mill Run Blvd.
    Pittsburgh, PA 15221

  • Bridgeville

    1185 Washington Pike
    Bridgeville, PA 15017

  • Butler

    1136 N Main St Ext
    Butler Twp PA 16001
    Formerly C&S Wonder Wash

  • Castle Shannon

    427 Mt. Lebanon Blvd.
    Pittsburgh, PA 15234

  • Cranberry Twp.

    20320 Route 19
    Cranberry, PA 16066
    Formerly Jerry’s Car Wash

  • East Liberty

    970 Washington Blvd
    Pittsburgh, PA 15206
    Formerly Clean Car Express

  • McCandless

    5503 Babcock Blvd.
    Pittsburgh, PA 15237
    Formerly Jerry’s Car Wash

  • Moon Township

    8650 University Blvd.
    Coraopolis, PA 15108
    Formerly Globe Car Wash

  • Pleasant Hills

    107 Clairton Blvd.
    Pittsburgh, PA 15236
    Formerly Mr. Speedy's Car Wash

  • Upper St. Clair

    1860 Painters Run Rd.
    Pittsburgh, PA 15241

  • Wexford

    11150 Perry Highway
    Wexford, PA 15090
    Formerly Jerry’s Car Wash

  • Morgantown, WV

    3 Chaplin Rd.
    Morgantown, WV 26501
    (833) 456-2747

    767 Chestnut Ridge Rd.
    Morgantown, WV 26505
    (833) 456-2747

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