I use to think that automatic car washes were the best time savers created. Yes that may be true, however if you want your valued vehicle to look good: hand wash it!! Those auto car washes put swirl marks on your car. And in some cases even scratch your car!! I personally wash my car twice a week. I use "Blue Coral" brand car wash. It brings out my Intrepid's natural shine. Every couple months I will wax it also. Just figured that I'd share this. BTW: Yes I know that it's a pain to drag out all of your wash buckets, etc, etc. But looking at your car after you took the time to hand wash; it'll give you the satisfaction.