Hand Car Wash vs. Touchless Car Wash

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Washing your Mercedes-Benz car regularly doesn’t just keep it shiny; the dirt and debris you collect when driving around Modesto can cause damage to your vehicle’s coat. A lot Merced drivers wonder whether to hand car wash or use a touchless car wash, so the Mercedes-Benz of Modesto service center covers the benefits of each below.

Hand Car Wash Pros and Cons

A hand wash car wash may seem like a teenage chore, but it’s actually a very effective way to care for your vehicle. The benefits of a hand wash car wash include:

  • With hand washing, you can get at some of the more gnarly pieces of junk and debris that might be stuck to your car. Hands free car washing just doesn’t get to all the bugs stuck to your windshield.
  • Flexibility is key. Your close-up eye and a cloth can reach the most neglected surfaces of your vehicle with a hand wash car wash.

But there are some things a hand car wash isn’t great at doing.

  • If you aren’t gentle, you risk breaking parts of your car.
  • Improper materials and/or mistakes can result in scratches.

Touchless Car Wash Pros and Cons

It’s easy and convenient to find a Stockton car wash for a hands free car care experience.

  • Hands free car washes have sensors which detect the parts of your vehicle in need of cleaning.
  • A hands free car wash probably won’t break any sensitive parts of your vehicle.

You might be tempted to exclusively use touchless car washes, but they aren’t perfect. Cons of a touchless wash include:

  • A touchless car wash can’t dig into the hard-to-spot places, so it can miss out on some layers of dirt and grime.
  • Sometimes, the chemicals used in a touchless car wash liquid won’t be great for your coat. These chemicals could even stain your vehicle!

Learn More at Mercedes-Benz of Modesto!

For those jobs you can’t do on your own, the service center at Mercedes-Benz of Modesto is well-equipped to help Modesto drivers with car care. Browse our specials to save on everything from routine maintenance to serious repairs and contact us with any questions today!

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