Hand Car Wash vs. Touchless Car Wash

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Does your car need a good cleaning? Whether you’ve been hitting the backroads around Fort Lee or the dirt and dust on the Manhattan, NY roads have taken a toll on your car, it’s likely time for a wash. In any case, when it’s time to wash your car, you’ve got two options: hand car wash or touchless car wash. Which is the better choice for your vehicle? There are pros and cons to both. Learn more about hand car wash vs. touchless car wash below with the service team at DARCARS Lexus of Englewood.


The Facts About a Hand Wash Car Wash

A hand car wash is generally the better choice when your vehicle needs a thorough cleaning. Of course, this can be done at home, or you can get expert hand wash car wash services at DARCARS Lexus of Englewood’s service center. Before you opt for a hand car wash, consider the following advantages and disadvantages:

What Are the Hand Car Wash Advantages?

  • Deep Clean – Hand car washing allows you to thoroughly clean your car front to back.
  • Cost-Effective – You can wash your car at home, saving you the money you’d otherwise spend on labor.

What Are the Hand Car Wash Disadvantages?

  • Specialty Facilities Cost a Bit More– As you’d expect, you’ll pay more if you visit a specialty facility. However, you’ll get professional service, completed by experts using the highest quality materials possible.
  • Potential for Damage – Washing your vehicle too frequently or using improper materials can damage your car’s exterior paint.

The Facts About a Touchless Car Wash

A touchless car wash, or a hands free car wash, is the automatic car wash kids (and adults) love going through. Taking your car to an automatic car wash vs. scheduling an appointment at a specialty facility is less expensive, but there are other advantages and disadvantages to consider:

What Are the Hands Free Car Wash Advantages?

  • Quick and Easy – It takes about 10 minutes to go through a mechanized car wash. You could probably make time during your lunch break to quickly go through a hands free car wash.
  • Gentler on Your Car – Touchless car washes are designed to avoid scratching or denting your car.
  • Also Cost-Effective – Washing your car at home costs little, because you don’t have to pay for labor. A touchless car wash is also affordable. On average, a basic car wash costs about $10.

What Are the Hands Free Car Wash Disadvantages?

  • End Result Might Not Be as Satisfying – Again, automatic car washes are designed to be gentle, which means they might not remove stubborn dirt, grime, sap, etc.
  • Lingering Water Spots – At the end of an automatic car wash, your car will go through dryers to remove excess water droplets, meaning your car might end up with water spots.

Keep Your Car Spotless with DARCARS Lexus of Englewood!

If you’re searching for dependable hand car wash services in the Tenafly area, DARCARS Lexus of Englewood is here to help! Contact us or schedule your appointment online today, check out our available used Lexus RX models for sale, and be sure to browse our service specials for a coupon on your car wash!

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