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Can a pressure washer car wash damage tires?

Car Pressure Washers And Tires

Car wash systems featuring self car wash options offer convenience to those who prefer to wash a vehicle themselves, but many customers are unaware that the pressure washer car wash can be hard on their tires. A recent edition of Popular Mechanics advises against using pressure washer car wash nozzles too close to the tires, especially using the narrow-angle feature of some hand car wash nozzles. The problem comes when using the spray too close to the sidewalls, where water pressure changes can damage tire structure. Simply lowering the pressure doesn't help, the trouble is caused by alternating water pressure. Posting signs in the car wash system area with a warning to keep the spray a reasonable distance from the sidewalls protects car wash owners from complaints and possible liability.



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