The Pros and Cons of 4 Types of Car Washes
Confused about how to lather and wash your car? Here is an overview of the most common types of washes.
Automatic or tunnel car washes are the most common types of car washes.
- They wash your car with a series of high power brushes and blowers.
- You bring your car up on a treadmill, put it on neutral, and let the car wash do the rest. Brushes and hoses will clean your car, then dryers will give it a shiny finish.
Pros: Great if you are in a rush as they are very easy to use.
Cons: The cleanliness will not always be perfect and this can damage your paint.
Touchless car washes clean your vehicle safely.
- Your vehicle is guided through a tunnel by a conveyor which takes it through a series of cleanings.
- But this time there are no brushes. Instead, high powered water jets and chemicals are used to clean the car.
Advantages: The paint or other delicate components like the antennas will not be damaged.
Cons: Won't make your car spotless.
In self-service car washes, you park your car and use a high-pressure jet to clean the exterior of the car.
- It is one of the oldest forms of car washes. You can direct the hose to remove all the dirt from your car, soap it up, and then rinse it off at the end.
Benefits: Perfect for those who live in a condo or apartment and don't have a driveway or for those who want a meticulous wash.
Cons: It can be expensive given that you do all the work yourself, and if you are not a skilled cleaner or shoe polisher, the results might not be at their best.
Car dealers have a professional washer to manually clean your car from A to Z. They often offer to clean your interior and exterior.
Advantages: meticulous care that will make your car super clean.
Cons: Can be a very expensive option, so be sure to read the reviews before booking an appointment.
We've all known that. Your car gets covered in dirt, mud and salt, and you need to get your car washed sooner than you think. But what type of wash is best for you? All types of car washes have advantages and disadvantages. It's up to you to choose the one you need.