How often to wash your car in the South Bay

With our mild weather in the South Bay, you don’t need to wash your car as often as you would in extreme heat and cold. If you live in Santa Cruz or other coastal area, there’s salt in the air so once a week is recommended. But here in the San Jose area, we’ve still got tree sap, bird droppings, and bugs to deal with, so once or twice a month should do it.

I’ve taken my car here to Delta Queen Classic Car Wash, and to Pacific Hand Car Wash just down Bascom Ave. from Delta Queen, but I’m no once-a-month car washer.

View from across Hamilton Ave. in Campbell:

Hand wash at Pacific Hand Car Wash just down the street:

Mostly, I go to gas station drive-thru car washes, and only when my car looks like it needs it–sometimes just a couple times per year.

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– Chris Jackson


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