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    Default Re: How often do you wash your car during winter/snow?

    Quote Originally Posted by FLIPDADY View Post
    A wash a day keeps the rust away.

    I wash mine every other day.
    i try to at least once a week, but i get free car washes at esso cuz i just use my points card every time. i have alot of points i can't remember the last time i paid for a car wash.
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    Default Re: How often do you wash your car during winter/snow?

    haven't washed mine in 7 months lol

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    Default Re: How often do you wash your car during winter/snow?

    Quote Originally Posted by VertigoM View Post
    Took my car through the touchless car wash at esso and i noticed a ton of steam coming out of the hood scoop afterwards. So I opened the hood and saw that most of the engine bay was pretty soaked from the high pressure jets shooting directly into the scoop. I guess I'll just assume Mazda has taken this into consideration in their design and that no damage is being done.
    I had this happen too, lots of steam coming out from under the hood where the water must have splashed onto the intercooler. I had turned my car off during the wash, but maybe I should have left it running? Regardless, it's a hood scoop and surely Mazda must have thought of situations where water might get forcibly pushed into the opening (garden hose, hand-held pressure washer). It didn't seem to cause my car any harm, I drove around for a bit and the steam went away.

    http://www.mazdas247.com/forum/showt...the-hood-scoop

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elusivellama View Post
    I had this happen too, lots of steam coming out from under the hood where the water must have splashed onto the intercooler. I had turned my car off during the wash, but maybe I should have left it running? Regardless, it's a hood scoop and surely Mazda must have thought of situations where water might get forcibly pushed into the opening (garden hose, hand-held pressure washer). It didn't seem to cause my car any harm, I drove around for a bit and the steam went away.

    http://www.mazdas247.com/forum/showt...the-hood-scoop
    i always turn off my engine while im in the car wash. i don't want my intake to suck up all the water that gets under the hood. just to be safe.

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    Default Re: How often do you wash your car during winter/snow?

    Quote Originally Posted by Elusivellama View Post
    I had this happen too, lots of steam coming out from under the hood where the water must have splashed onto the intercooler. I had turned my car off during the wash, but maybe I should have left it running? Regardless, it's a hood scoop and surely Mazda must have thought of situations where water might get forcibly pushed into the opening (garden hose, hand-held pressure washer). It didn't seem to cause my car any harm, I drove around for a bit and the steam went away.

    http://www.mazdas247.com/forum/showt...the-hood-scoop
    Yeah I figured it would be ok because I'm sure lots of water gets in when driving in a downpour. The intake (stock) seems to be well covered from the water.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rob23 View Post
    i always turn off my engine while im in the car wash. i don't want my intake to suck up all the water that gets under the hood. just to be safe.
    Do you have a SRI or stock intake?
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    Default Re: How often do you wash your car during winter/snow?

    SRI but it doesn't take in any water in heavy down pour but when im in the car wash i turn it off to be sure.

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    Default Re: How often do you wash your car during winter/snow?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rob23 View Post
    SRI but it doesn't take in any water in heavy down pour but when im in the car wash i turn it off to be sure.
    Yeah good idea. I'll probably do the same when/if i get a SRI installed. But with my stock intake, it seems covered well enough.

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    Default Re: How often do you wash your car during winter/snow?

    If you'll notice, there is a rubber seal around the intercooler (on the underside of the hood scoop), which would make sense to me.

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    Default Re: How often do you wash your car during winter/snow?

    I spray my car down with high pressure soap then rinse once a week, and try to was every 2-3 weeks with a bucket and mitt

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    0 times this winter .. probably should do it sometime
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    Quote Originally Posted by towelsnap View Post
    haven't washed mine in 7 months lol
    WTF lol
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    Default Re: How often do you wash your car during winter/snow?

    o times during winter..as stated earlier in thread protect it well in the summer with wax and whatnot..i let a small layer of dust build up nearing the end of summer so that it acts as a protectant against the salt and s^&* in the winter. In the spring when the roads have been cleaned and most of the salts gone wash the car well and all the dust salt and garbage comes off with it...the ceo of RUST CHECK gave me that little bit of info lmao..i've been doin it..wurks fine so far..


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    Default Re: How often do you wash your car during winter/snow?

    Its been from once a week to 3 times now. All depends on the weather

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    Default Re: How often do you wash your car during winter/snow?

    Quote Originally Posted by towelsnap View Post
    haven't washed mine in 7 months lol
    LOL i feel sorry for your car!

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    Default Re: How often do you wash your car during winter/snow?

    All year round, regular car washing is vital, but the winter months are particularly important. In contrast to other seasons, winter brings about a number of external (and uncontrollable) variables that might have a significant impact on your car.
    If you must, warm up your car by taking a brief drive before having it cleaned. During the entire wash, be sure to keep the heater on.

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    I think what is vital is having a rust treatment to your underbody like a Krown - https://www.krown.com/en/
    Create a barrier between the metal and salt.

    I will not wash the car in winter (Mine stays outside).

    If your car in a warm parking space then getting the a rinse
    Rinse it with fresh water - not a car wash or a coin operated wash - they tend to recycle the water and do not desalinate their water.






    Quote Originally Posted by oliver305 View Post
    All year round, regular car washing is vital, but the winter months are particularly important. In contrast to other seasons, winter brings about a number of external (and uncontrollable) variables that might have a significant impact on your car.
    If you must, warm up your car by taking a brief drive before having it cleaned. During the entire wash, be sure to keep the heater on.

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    Default Re: How often do you wash your car during winter/snow?

    when is a good time to go to krown's before it starts snowing?

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    Default Re: How often do you wash your car during winter/snow?

    Krown is best when its hot outside ... but you can do it all year

    They pretreat the surface before spraying to remove as much debris before spraying

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