Worried when to wash your car in UAE?

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Worried when to wash your car in UAE?
October 27th, 2020

Worried when to wash your car in UAE?

Car washing do’s, don’t, and restrictions in UAE!

Keeping your car clean is equally important for you and your city as UAE believes that dusty vehicles distort the city’s image.

Getting your car washed for the first time might be quite confusing if you aren’t aware of the do’s, don’t and restrictions in your city.


When to wash your car?

There is no specific schedule to wash your car. However, preferably a car wash must be done at an interval of 2 weeks or depending upon the car's condition. The longer it takes, the dirtier your car is!

Wash your car more frequently when driving in the following conditions:

• If driving on roads with road salt.

• If driving in coastal areas.

• If tar, soot, bird droppings, insects, or tree sap are stuck to painted surfaces.

• After driving in an area contaminated with soot, oily smoke, mine dust, iron powder, or chemical substances

• If the vehicle becomes heavily soiled in dust or mud

• If liquids such as benzene and gasoline are spilled on the paint surface

Most importantly, who doesn't like the feeling of driving a clean car?

NOTE: Regular car cleaning prevents paint deterioration and corrosion on the body and components (aluminum wheels etc.)


What are the regulations in UAE?

  • Initially, a warning sticker will be placed on windscreens of grimy cars
  • Within 3 days if the car is not cleaned/moved, it will be towed away
  • Owners will have to pay a fine of AED 1500 or AED 3000 (if they wait for 30 days) to get back their vehicles


Are you allowed to wash your car at home?

The answer is a simple yes, but the restrictions are pretty complicated!

Your car should not be parked in any public parking lots, instead, in a garage and a very less amount of water should be used.

Washing your car in public places can lead to a fine of AED 500 as it's against the municipality policies.

If your watchman, security, or any other person is washing your car, the illegal car washers will be given a fine of AED 500 and the car owners who pay them will get a fine of AED 250.


How can I licitly avail of a car wash service in UAE?

In the UAE, a car wash can be done in the following ways:

1. At doorstep (Service providers comes to your location)

2. At the service station

3. At mall parking

Doorstep services work based on an appointment time and depending on the service location. Station-based services are available starting from 8 AM till 10 PM in different parts of the city. Mall based car washing services normally operate depending on mall timings.


How much does it cost to wash your car in UAE?

According to a recent survey carried out by the organizers of Middle East Cleaning Technology Week (MECTW), UAE residents avail car wash at least thrice per month whereas Emiratis purchase an average of 4 to 5 washes per month. 

A professional car wash service provider charges between AED 35 to 50 for basic car wash services.

In short, an average of AED 105 to 250 is spent by people living in UAE just for basic car wash services.


Is just a car wash enough to maintain your car’s appearance?

Car enthusiasts know that just by washing your car you can’t expect it to shine like brand new.

Waxing and polishing must be done once in a while to prevent deterioration of the paint.

Appearance apart, in this pandemic and flu season, disinfection is also equally important to be safe from infections.


How to get professional car wash services in UAE?

The relationship between your car and the car wash service provider is a strong bond that doesn’t break easily once the foundation has been made. Hence, finding the best service provider for your car is a process that has to be done with the utmost care!

In this era of technology, we have several mobile Apps like Sayaraa, where you have all your car-related services just a click away.

These Apps lists out the best service providers in your area with great discounts and offers, thereby making the selection of your car care service provider much easier.