Car Care 101: How to extend the life of your vehicle in just four minutes

by on 10/07/2014 - 10:50 am

Category: Smart Living

By Kurt Loos

Owner, Montrose Laserwash 



Although a necessary evil, maintaining your car, truck or SUV can turn into a time-consuming headache. This is especially true when servicing your vehicle equates to taking time off work or giving up precious personal time.


There is, however, a pain-free way to add considerable life to your vehicle—and enhance its aesthetic appeal. Even better, it’s one of the fastest and most economical things you can do to care for your car.


A winter car wash does more than just blast away the dirt and grime on the exterior of your vehicle. It also powers off the road salt that gets kicked up underneath, helping prevent rust. The undercarriage is the first place salt reaches—and then it just sits there, creating corrosion. Our undercarriage wash uses a powerful 1,000 PSI of water pressure to get your car’s “belly” clean, compared to the 60 PSI of city water pressure found at most other places.


It doesn’t do much good to have the exterior of your car looking sparkling clean while rust is eating away at the mechanical parts underneath. Three of our four wash options include an undercarriage wash.


At Montrose Laserwash, we offer the only four-minute wash in the area. It’s also the only four-minute hot water wash in the area with a 360-degree rotating arm that senses the size of your vehicle and adjusts itself accordingly, preventing missed spots.


Every 10 degrees of heat in the water helps to make the soap work better. The bottom line is, our wash cleans better. Other places use cold water, while ours is always a hot-water wash.


A new lighting system was recently installed to help guide customers into one of our two wash bays. LaserGlow does the simple job of introducing enhanced lighting to make it easer for customers who visit Montrose Laserwash to navigate the system.


There is no track or guide rail in the floor, so you don’t even have to pull in straight. When the light tells you to enter, you drive in. When it tells you to stop, you stop. When the wash is done, it tells you to pull forward for a flash dry.


The lights change with each cycle and LaserGlow guides you every step of the way. The lights start flashing green toward the center. And when your car is in position, they change to red. It’s easier to see because LaserGlow is mounted to the top of the wash bay, instead of off to the side.


Some people are intimidated by driving into a car wash. Here, you don’t have to be.  



Montrose Laserwash is located at 58 Brookmont Road, behind the Olive Garden on West Market Street and Swenson’s. The facility is open 24/7, 365 days per year. Visit the company online at Also, get in on the latest deals by following the company on Facebook at LaserCarWash, Twitter at @LaserCarWash, or by texting MLW to 88588.