Hand Car Wash vs. Touchless Car Wash

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Washing your car in Los Angeles leaves you with two choices. You can either have your car washed by hand or go for the touchless car wash where a machine washes your car without a hand being laid on it. When it comes to hand car wash vs. touchless car wash, what’s the best option? FIAT of Glendale is about to lay it out for you as well as point you toward our excellent national offers.

Hand Car Wash: Pros and Cons

While it might take a little longer for a hand car wash, if you have debris stuck on the exterior or need detail cleaning, the hand wash car wash is the way to go. Here’s a short list of the pros and cons of the hand car wash:

  • Advantages
    • The results are thorough, meaning you’re getting detailed attention to your entire vehicle. This is great if you need help on the undercarriage or have gone some time without a full wash.
    • DIY affordability means you can learn to wash your car at home, although if you’d like to get some professional attention on it, FIAT of Glendale is the place to get it taken care of. Our parts department will even help you with finding the right cleaning products.
  • Disadvantages
    • You’re going to pay a lot more than a touchless car wash for a hand car wash because there’s labor and cleaning products that are involved.
    • If you don’t rinse your vehicle thoroughly before a hand car wash, you might run into paint scratches which no driver in Pasadena wants.

Touchless Car Wash: Pros and Cons

The touchless car wash, or hands free car wash, is a great choice for FIAT drivers who want to get in and out quicker and at a lower price point. Here’s the skinny on the pros and cons:

  • Advantages
    • It takes less time to get through the hands free car wash process, in most cases ten minutes or less.
    • You’re a lot less likely to risk damage to the paint, as a touchless car wash is a gentler time on your paint.
    • You’re going to pay a lot less for a touchless car wash compared to getting a hand car wash. In most cases, you don’t have to pay for labor at all.
  • Disadvantages
    • The overall quality of the cleaning job is not as good on the touchless car wash compared to doing it by hand. They’re also not great at removing stuck on debris.
    • Water spots are a definite possibility with the touchless car wash, and you don’t always get your car hand dried after a touchless wash, the only way to truly get water spots out.

FIAT of Glendale Are Car Caretakers

We want to keep your FIAT happy when it’s time for a hand wash or just routine maintenance. Your business is valuable to us and we’re committed to giving you the best maintenance and the best customer service when it’s time to come into the shop. Contact us to learn more.

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