Our Copperas Cove/Killeen/Harker Heights client brought us his new 2023 Cadillac CT4 nearly straight from the dealer, where it had been considerably (but not terribly deeply) swirled and scratched from their on-site automatic car wash on delivery. If you have seen our other videos, you know that automatic car washes will destroy your cars’ paint. Years of automatic car washes will cause your car’s paint to oxidize, peel, and fail as the car wash erodes the UV protection on the paint. This causes the paint to dry out. Premature failure from car washes is a result of two major factors – harsh chemicals used (even at touchless car washes), and dirty brushes scrubbing or abrading the paint.