Useful information

Dear Jazz Car Wash user,

The following recommendations are a collection of observations from our clients, collaboration partners and employees on how to keep the car clean. If you wish to add your own useful tips to the compilation, send them to using the keyword "Take good care of your car".

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How often is it reasonable to wash your car?

The answer is simple. If depends on how fast the car gets dirty and how fast the dirt sets on the car.


For many cars, one wash per month is enough, especially in the summer period. This also applies to cars that are not used much and are kept in the garage.
If you use your car daily, you need to wash it more often. This is especially true for cars that are parked outside and that have the following on their surface:

  • sticky pollen and tree sap from trees;
  • insect residues;
  • bird droppings ;
  • mixture of salt, snow and dirt.

All these kinds of dirt damage the car paint.

NB! Try to remove bird droppings from the paint immediately using an abundant amount of water. Under no conditions use a dry cloth, because the droppings contain abrasive particles that can damage the paint, if you rub them around!

  • Dirt sticks easier to a dirty car and a thicker layer of dirt can in its turn cause corrosion.
  • A clean and waxed car gets dirty slower and it's easier to wash it.
  • Before the winter period, remove the tar spots and insect residues that have stuck to the car during the summer period.
  • After the winter, make sure to remove the salt that has accumulated on the paint. If you slide your hand along the lower edge of the washed car and you feel that it's coarse, then we recommend that you do a special tar and salt removal wash at the hand car wash.
  • The rims need special cleaning from time to time, because corrosive dust from the wear of brake linings accumulates and sticks to the rims because of the heat. Don't spray the rims with a special cleaning liquid before you have cooled the rims down with cold water.


If you plan to clean the car yourself, you should know that it doesn't include only washing the car! Washing liquids, tar and oil residues damage the surface of the ground and if they reach the storm drain, the contamination also reaches bodies of water.

It's always better to wash the car at designated places that have a sewage system specially built for that purpose.
Before being conducted to the general sewage system, the water is filtrated to remove sand and oil residues.

The main downsides of washing the car yourself are using too little water and the lack of a pressure washer. Make sure that you have removed most of the sand and dirt from the car with a pressure washer before you start washing it with a sponge. If you wash the car yourself (at home), make sure you buy washing liquids that have been specially designed for the hand car wash.

Don't dry the car with paper towels.  Paper scratches the paint, it should only be used to dry glass surfaces. We recommend using a special chamois leather drying cloth to dry the water off the paint. Before you dry the car, make sure the cloth or the paint doesn't have sand residues that could damage the paint by scratching it.


  • Waxing protects the car paint from environmental damages.
  • The wax fills in micro-scratches and smaller indentations, preventing the paintwork from damaging any further.
  • Water runs off faster from a waxed car, leaving less traces of dried water droplets on the paint.
  • If your car hasn't been waxed in a while or it has never been waxed at all and you have no experience in waxing, we recommend that you have it done at a Jazz hand car wash.

From our experience, we can say that the average wax stays on the car paint for 3 to 4 months.

As salt is used on Estonian streets for snow and ice control, we recommend you have your car waxed at least twice a year. Preferably before and after winter.

Smaller scratches, indentations and dull spots on the paint can be recovered, i.e. the damages can be removed by polishing. We also offer our customers help in removing smaller indentations, for example contact damages that have been caused in parking lots by opening car doors.

When dealing with such problems, ask a Jazz hand car wash location responsible for advice.

Advice for the Jazz tunnel car wash customers

  • Jazz Car Washes do not recommend using additional soaking liquids sold in retail before entering the car wash tunnel. They might be different from the liquids used in the car wash and render the car washing more difficult. If you still wish to use the liquid (for example on rims), use it directly before entering the car wash tunnel, so that it doesn't dry before the washing process begins.
  • During the winter period, remove loose snow and ice from the car. This helps the washing liquids to have a better effect and it results in an even washing quality.
  • The automated wash cannot completely remove the "tar" (salt, asphalt, dirt from studded tires, snow and ice) layer that builds on the car during the winter period. For this reason, we suggest you have your car washed at a Jazz hand car wash from time to time.

Be careful when you use a snow brush!

The snow brushes sold in retail have often bristles that are too strong and they may scratch the paint when you clean your car from snow. The constant use of the ice scraper also damages the car glass. If possible, only remove loose snow and ice from the car.