Hand Car Wash vs. Touchless Car Wash

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Whether you have a new or used vehicle in Tracy, you’ve definitely considered the best way to wash it. Regularly cleaning your coat doesn’t just make it look nice — car washing prevents damage to your vehicle over time. Tracy Mazda covers the hand car wash vs. touchless car wash debate below! If you ever need help keeping your car in shape you can always schedule service.

Hand Car Wash Benefits

A hand wash car wash is a common, cheap way to clean your car. Manteca drivers probably have conducted many hand car washes in their day. Here are hand wash car wash pros and cons:

Hand Car Wash Pros:

  • Hard-to-Reach Places: With your hands and a cloth, you can get into tough corners
  • Excess Junk: Hand car washes allow you to throw a little elbow grease into the mix and remove some of the excess bugs, soil, and more from your exterior.

Hand Car Wash Cons:

  • Scratching: If you’re not careful, you could scratch your car during a hand wash car wash.
  • Breaking: Another risk to pay attention to is potentially damaging parts of your car when applying excessive force on a hand car wash.
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Hands-Free Car Wash Pros and Cons

Have you considered taking your car into a touchless car wash in Stockton or Lanthrop? There are many good reasons to do so, but it’s not a fool-proof method of car cleaning. Here’s what goes on in a hands-free car wash:

Touchless Car Wash Pros:

  • Advanced Sensors: A hands-free car wash uses technology like sensors to make sure it has removed dirt and grime. These can catch things the human eye might miss!
  • Parts: It’s less likely that a touchless car wash will break parts because it isn’t applying as much physical pressure to the surface of your vehicle.

Touchless Car Wash Cons:

  • Stains: One risk of a touchless car wash involves the chemicals used in their cleaning materials, some of which can stain your coat.
  • Superficial: If you have many, many layers of grime on your vehicle, a touchless car wash may not be able to penetrate every layer.

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