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i've always wondered this but have been scared to try it but with winter coming up....is ok to take the evo through one of those automatic car washes....(e.g. shell and other gas stations, or one of those touchless automatic car washers..)?????
 

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Unless you want swirl marks on the shell of your car i would stick with hand washing period....
It depends... do you really like your car?
 

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As dxbtube mentioned, automatic car washes aren't very good for the paint. There are two schools of thought when it comes to Winter washing: washing the salt and debris off the car as often as possible and not washing the car at all, as the water will melt the road salt and cause it to interact with the metal quicker. Over the years I've tried both with identically poor results.
 

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jluckyp said:
so i guess us winter guys are just screwed anyway you look at it?
Yes, pretty much, unless the plow folks use sand instead of salt. I'm storing my Evo for this very reason. I'm going to wait until the first salt run, wash the car and store it under a cover in the garage. I hope to make it to Thanksgiving.
 

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wish i could afford a second car...but i'd rather have to drive my evo in the winter rather than not having an evo at all...i'll save up for a winter beater for next year
 
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