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Automated Car Wash

Car wash

Shell Car Wash offers a range of highly efficient automated car wash system that provides you with a complete program of services. Our machines take 6 to 8 minutes to wash, wax and dry your vehicle, saving you valuable time.

Aside from the usual washing and drying, your package can include a combination of:

Foam - this is applied before your car is washed, to soak up the dirt, making it easier to remove.

Shampoo - occurring during the first cycle of the brush, the shampoo acts as a strong detergent that penetrates and removes even the most stubborn dirt.

Hot Wax - this helps prevent dirt from clinging to your car's surface, revitalising your car's paint job.

Cold Wax - sprayed on before drying the car, Cold Wax helps to hasten the drying process as the wax makes water flow off the car naturally.

Wheel Wash - using a precision laser guided system each of your car wheels are located and given a thorough cleaning.

Interior Clean - to leave the interior of your car spotless.

Jet Wash

Jet wash

Manned Jet Washes are available at selected Shell sites. Our Manned Jet Washes combine technology, high pressure water, cleaning agents & a human touch to ensure a thorough wash leaving your vehicle looking like new!

Vacumming services are also available ensuring spotless interior.

How To Maintain Your Car's Shine and Value

Everyday, road grime and air pollution builds up on the surface of your car contributing to long term damage of expensive paintwork.

To maintain your car's condition and value, wash your car weekly or fortnightly, depending on the road and weather conditions. In addition, experts recommend you polish or wax your car regularly.

  • Remember new cars or new paint jobs should not be polished for around two months after painting, to allow the finish to harden.
  • Cutting compounds should be used only rarely. Cutting does precisely what it says - cuts a film of paint off the body. Too much cutting can take you down to the primer.

Scratches and Scrapes

Small scratches that don't penetrate the primer can be made virtually invisible with a soft cloth and a little cutting compound. For scratches that bare the metal, clean the area of old polish using a silicone solvent then apply a primer to the metal or use ordinary nail varnish.

Dents and Creases

If the damage is minor, press or knock (with a soft mallet) the panel back to its approximate shape. Use an electric sanding disc to sand the damaged zone. Then paint with an anti-rust zinc primer.

Now fill the zone with any one of the two-part commercial fillers available (resin plus hardener). On hardening, sand it back to the required shape using wet and dry paper to attain a smooth finish. Then prime and paint.

Rust Is Your Car's Enemy

From the day you buy your car, the rust battle starts. And if you wait for the first telltale paint blisters to appear, the battle is lost. Remember, prevention is a hundred percent cheaper than any remedy, so always try to stay one step ahead of the rust.

  • Use wax regularly
  • Inspect all ledges and corners under your car
  • Look for any rust spots or blisters
  • Keep the mudguards, doorsills and floor area free of mud by washing thoroughly
  • Ensure the drain plugs at the bottom of all doors are clear, especially station wagon tailgates
  • Where necessary, wire-brush rusted areas, paint with rust killer or converter, and then apply primer and under-body sealer

Healthy On The Inside

Cars look and feel better when they're clean on the inside. Not only does it make driving more pleasurable, it's also safer for you and your family.

  • Vacuum the inside of your car regularly to keep free from grit and dust
  • Clean upholstery - with upholstery cleaner. Lubricate pedal linkages, handbrake, front seat reclining mechanism and guides
  • Check pedal rubbers for wear and replace where necessary
  • Inspect safety belt anchor points and belts for fraying - repair and renew as required
  • Lubricate door locks using powdered graphite, or a dry lube pencil