Hand Car Wash vs. Touchless Car Wash

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When it comes to cleaning your car’s exterior, you have two options: a touchless car wash at a Sparta Twp-area Honda service center, or a hand wash car wash at home. So which is best for your car? While a touchless car wash will save you time, a hand wash car wash will save you money. Join Sussex Honda below as we weigh the pros and cons of each, and be sure to contact us with any further car-care questions!

Hand-Wash Car Wash: Pros and Cons

The condition of your car’s exterior paint may determine whether you’d benefit most from a hand wash car wash or a touchless car wash. If it’s been a while since you last washed your car, stuck dirt and debris could be difficult for the touchless car wash machines to reach. Basically, there’s nothing better than a thorough hand wash if you need to reach dirt, road salt, and debris in hard-to-reach places. Read more about the advantages and disadvantages of touchless car wash below:

Advantages of a Hand Wash Car Wash

  • Thorough Results – While a touchless car wash will save time and effort, a hand wash car wash allows you to access to the undercarriage and other hard-to-reach places.
  • DIY Affordability – With the right cleaning products, a hand wash car wash is every bit as good as a professional detailing or a touchless car wash. Visit our service center near Hackettstown to order safe cleaning products for your Honda vehicle’s exterior paint and interior upholstery.

Disadvantages of a Hand Wash Car Wash

  • Upfront Cost of Materials – Hand wash car washes will definitely save you money over time, but purchasing your cleaning supplies and materials could cost a bit more at the start. Household supplies are fine for some cleaning tasks, but you’ll most likely need to purchase specialized cleaning products for your vehicle.
  • Potential Paint Damage – If you don’t rinse the vehicle thoroughly enough before a hand wash car wash, debris could scratch the paint surface when you start cleaning.

Touchless Car Wash: Pros and Cons

If you’re away from home or need a quick cleaning, touchless car wash service can be a lifesaver:

Advantages of a Touchless Car Wash

  • Less Time and Effort – A touchless car wash requires very little time and effort. Aside from driving to the service center, you don’t need to do anything. Best of all, the service is complete in about ten minutes.
  • Lower Risk of Paint Damage – While they aren’t as adept at removing stubborn dirt, touchless car washes are gentler on your car’s paint.
  • Typically Lower Cost – If you don’t have cleaning supplies available at home, a touchless car wash may actually cost less.

Disadvantages of a Touchless Car Wash

  • Less Thorough Results – A hands-free car wash is best if your car gets dirty unexpectedly, and you need a quick clean-up.
  • Potential for Water Spots – The only way to completely prevent water spots is to thoroughly hand dry your car.

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