It’s your car man. Honestly in 10 years everyone’s car is going to be the same depreciation. I go to a touchless car wash every week. Call me a bad boy.It is about time people who take it "Touching" automated car-wash start chiming in 🥵 🥵 . All the posts so far makes me feel terrible about taking mine to automated Touchy carwash so far .
I have taken every car I’ve ever owned through car washes, touch less and touchy. Some people enjoy washing their cars by hand. I do too, maybe once a year in the spring when the weather is perfect. The rest of the year I drive through the car wash, get the underbody spray, and vacuum it out. Old beat up Tundras, fancy Audis, this Sienna. I’ve never had an issue with reselling the vehicles, because for 95% if used cars, the previous owner never cleaned it at all.I know.. but peer pressure here is just way too much bare .
I am pretty sure Ruby Red or Cypress Green would turn a lot of heads when just washed. They look great regardless, but car wash clean is just amazing on these colors. I would have picked one of them if I wasn't so careless about car washs for months at a time.Thanks everyone for the replies! We'll likely do some of each, and will need to rely on automatic washes in the winter months. We hand washed this morning, and Ruby CruiseDay is looking so nice.
I just use my pressure washer, kneel low to the ground, then spray slightly upward toward the underbody from all four sides.Anyone have a good tool for underbody wash at home?
Don't feel bad, that is why I bought silver color so I do not have to chose either.It is about time people who take it "Touching" automated car-wash start chiming in 🥵 🥵 . All the posts so far makes me feel terrible about taking mine to automated Touchy carwash so far .
I have also heard that a layer of dirt on the car protects the finishDon't feel bad, that is why I bought silver color so I do not have to chose either.
I think the virtues of hand-washing the car may have been somewhat overrated. Regardless of how soft a cloth and how gentle a touch you may have, the abrasive particles in the dirt will end up grinding against the finish. To me, a no-touch automatic wash with a good pre-soak and protective wax in the end does seem to be the lesser of evils.I never doubt going to a "touch" car wash. If you drive a Sienna, you probably have kids. If you have kids, you probably don't have much time. Let's be honest, the Sienna is HUGE and there's a lot of real estate to cover if you're handwashing. My kids won't be old enough to responsibly hand wash a car for a long time... and highly likely that they try to scrub it with some sandpaper. My alternative to a machine washing it is not washing it... so it's better that I take it to a machine and get all the bird poop and tree sap off it before that ruins the finish.
Machine washers, stand tall and stand proud.
Celestial silver was my first choice, and ruby flare pearl was my husband's. Both are great colors. It really came down to what LE AWD Siennas were available in our area at the time we were ready to purchase. We will be celebrating our 40th wedding anniversary this year, and it is the "ruby" anniversary. So it fits right in. And we look forward to many road trips in Ruby CruiseDay to celebrate. 🙂Don't feel bad, that is why I bought silver color so I do not have to chose either.