Hand Car Wash vs. Touchless Car Wash

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Local drivers know we’re always happy to provide servicing tips and tricks, including advice on how to keep your vehicle looking its best. We’ve found more and more people asking us to compare hand car wash vs. touchless car wash, so we put together a quick overview covering the pros and cons of each option.

Hand Wash Car Wash: Pros and Cons

Hand Car Wash advantages:

  • Thorough Results: Touchless car washing is faster, but cleaning a car by hand means getting to areas machines can’t reach and ensuring any areas that need more attention receive just that. The undercarriage in particular can only be cleaned via a hand wash car wash.
  • Affordability: Hand washes are very common DIY car care tasks, and that’s partly down to affordability. Pick up the recommended cleaning products and you won’t spend a penny on any additional labor.

Hand Car Wash Disadvantages:

  • Effort: Car washing isn’t the hardest job in the world, but there’s no denying most of us would rather pay a machine to do it instead.
  • Potential Damage: Use the wrong cleaner or remove debris incorrectly and a hand car wash could end up damaging your paint. Our reconditioning center can take care of such damage, but it’s obviously something you’ll want to avoid in the first place.

Pros and Cons of the Touchless Car Wash

Hands Free Car Wash advantages:

  • Faster: A hands-free car wash can be completed in just ten minutes or so, so it saves on both time and effort.
  • Low Risk of Damage: Going for a touchless car wash means avoiding the risk of scratches and blemishes.

Hands Free Car Wash Disadvantages

  • Less Thorough: Touchless car washes are great when you’re in a hurry, but they’re bound to miss some spots and aren’t great at removing stuck-on debris.
  • Risk of Water Spots: If your vehicle isn’t properly air-dried after a touchless car wash, you might end up with water spots.

Find Out More About Taking Care of Your Vehicle by Contacting Fresno Acura Today

The team at our service center can always help with anything from the basics of washing your car to performing complex repairs. To find out more or hear about current service specials, feel free to get in touch.

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