Rain does not wash your car as much as we all wish it did. Understanding the difference between rain and a proper car wash is important. If you want your car to be clean, you want to be sure it is done right.
And we hate to break it to you, but just getting your ride wet won’t cut it! Let’s find out why together and how Tommy’s Express can help.
Why rain doesn’t wash your car
Car washing has three components: Detergent action, friction, and pressure.
Whether a downpour or slow and steady, rainfall doesn’t have the water pressure or chemistry to remove dirt, bug guts, or bird guano (bird poo) off a car’s paint.
Without brushes or soft cloths working in tandem with the water and detergent (thankfully, there have been no recorded instances of soap rain in history), there is no way to remove baked-on grime and harmful substances from your car’s exterior.
Furthermore, while acid rain is not the problem it used to be decades ago, rainwater still trends acidic and is not great for your vehicle, not to mention the mud that gets kicked up when you drive.
It’s safe to say almost everyone loves the outdoors – especially when the weather is nice. But keeping your car looking nice can be a constant battle against the elements.
There are few things more frustrating than getting your car all cleaned up and shiny, only to have it rained on while driving home or blanketed in leaves, pollen, or dust the next day.
TommyClub® simplifies car washing when the weather won’t cooperate
Does Tommy’s Express have a rain policy? We do not, but it’s because we have something even better: TommyClub®.
When you’ve got TommyClub®, there is no rain guarantee because the club is a FOREVER guarantee.
TommyClub® members with an Unlimited membership can wash as much as they want.
Members can come back every week, every day, or multiple times a day – everyone washes differently. With an Unlimited TommyClub® monthly membership, you can wash your way.
And unlike rainwater, Tommy’s Express gets your car sparkling.
Each Tommy’s Express location has a high-performance wash package using high-pressure water, soft cloth, and foam brushes.
We also use specially engineered car wash detergents to safely and thoroughly remove soil from every angle of your car—even the undercarriage!
A Tommy’s Express WORKS wash gives you even more value, from our Ceramic Body Wax® option for deep luster and rain repellency to Tommy Guard® service for incredible shine and all-weather protection to Tire Shine that leaves your tires with that perfect wet-black sheen.
Not sure if Tommy’s Express or TommyClub® is right for you? We have great news: Your first month as a new member is free! Download the app today to get started with an Unlimited membership, and say hello to a modern, convenient, and wonderfully unlimited way to clean your car.