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Hand Car Wash vs. Touchless Car Wash

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Knowing the right way to wash a car can help to preserve the paint, as well as protect the vehicle from a variety of issues that may reduce its curb appeal. But when taking your vehicle out to a car wash in the Madison area, you may be confronted with terms such as “hand car wash” and “touchless car wash” (also known as a “hands-free car wash”). This guide from Patty Peck Honda will explain the difference between a hand car wash and a touchless car wash so you can decide which is a better choice to keep your Honda car, truck, or SUV looking its best.

Hand Wash Car Wash Facts 

If you’re looking for a thorough, deep clean of your vehicle, a hand car wash is the way to go. Review the following pros and cons of a hand car wash.

Hand Car Wash Advantages

  • A Deep Cleaning – A hand wash car wash is better suited to cleaning the dirt and grime from tiny cracks and crevices that can be missed by a touchless car wash. The undercarriage of the vehicle can also be accessed during a hand car wash, and the interior of the vehicle can be vacuumed and the floor mats cleaned, as well. 
  • Affordability – Being able to hand wash a car at your Brandon area home will save you money.

Hand Car Wash Disadvantages

  • You’ll Pay a Bit More at Specialty Facilities – If you opt for a hand car wash at a Jackson-area car wash facility, it will cost you a bit more than a touchless car wash. Still, it may be worth it to get a deep cleaning.
  • Car Paint Could Be Damaged – If you decide to hand wash the car yourself, using the wrong cleaning supplies on the wrong surface or scrubbing with the wrong kind of material can potentially damage the paint.

Touchless Car Wash Facts

A touchless car wash is what you’ll get at a drive-through car wash. These automated car wash facilities have their own advantages and drawbacks. 

Hands Free Car Wash Advantages

  • Convenience – Your car can be washed and ready to go in as little as 10 minutes. 
  • Easier on Your Paint – The automated brushes and buffers aren’t as hard on your paint job. 
  • Cheaper Costs – Because there’s no manual labor involved, hands free car washes are more affordable. 

Hands Free Car Wash Disadvantages

  • End Result Might Be Unsatisfactory – Since this type of wash is automated, specific nooks and crannies that may require extra attention won’t be adequately cleaned. Being that a drive-through car wash is designed to be gentle on paint, it can fail to get some stubborn dirt off parts of your car.
  • Water Spots – Typically a hands free car wash includes air drying your car afterward. This is not as effective as soaking up droplets with a cloth, so you are likely to have water spots on the body and glass of the vehicle.

Get a Professional Car Wash Today at Patty Peck Honda!

Now that you know whether a hands-free car wash or a hand wash car wash is right for you, schedule an appointment with Patty Peck Honda to have your car cleaned by our experts. We offer complimentary car washes for life when you purchase a vehicle from us. We’ll make sure your vehicle is looking good, and we’ll also vacuum the interior for you. If you have any questions or would like more information about waxing a car or cleaning leather seats, please contact our Service Center.

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