Picking the Right Type of Carwash
Deciding on the right car wash may not be as effortless as you’d think. Before anything else, you need to decide how much you are happy to spend, how much time you can give, and the importance of your vehicle’s resale value to you. With some helpful tips, you should be able to choose the right car wash for you.
DIY Car Wash
A manual car wash is the most time-consuming way of washing a vehicle, but it is also the most meticulous and the least likely to mess up the paintwork. When hand-washing your car, be sure to remove all the dirt from the paint using warm, soapy water.
Once you have rinsed the car with water, use a chamois leather cloth to wipe it dry, keeping the surface free from streaks. And don’t forget to smooth on an excellent quality protective wax. Don’t do it in the open sun though, and don’t just leave your your car to dry under the sun or it will get sunspots (areas from where drops of water evaporate). With this approach, your car will look shiny and new within about two hours when done by professionals.
Hand Car Washing Service
If you don’t have the chance to do this on your own, try hiring a hand car washing service instead. While this is your most expensive option, you can expect top-quality results and time savings too. Plenty of car washing services now have a valeting service, so you can have the interior of your vehicle cleaned aside from the exterior. When picking a hand car-washing service, determine if they have insurance (you’ll never know).
There are as well many mobile waterless car washing services today, which use various types of products for cleaning your car. This is certainly worth checking out if water restrictions are a factor in your place.
Classic Auto Wash
Lastly, you can consider the old traditional automatic car wash. This is your speediest and most modestly priced option for washing your car. A lot of gas stations offer an automatic car wash, but they usually have brushes that are too tough to be safe for your paintwork (they often leave tiny scratches). After a while, these scratches hoard dirt, causing your paintwork to look dull, or even lead to rust if they are deep enough.
If you want to maintain your paint – and car value – for a long time, you should avoid this option and stick to a by-hand car washing service instead. Definitely, not all manual car wash services are created equal, but you should already expect this. So you need to do a bit of research to know which one is worth your trust.