Hand Vs Touchless car wash

November 12th, 2021 by

Mercedes-Benz London’s

Service Tips & Tricks

We know you want your Mercedes-Benz vehicle to always look it’s best, but which is better for keeping it clean? Is having someone, or yourself hand wash your vehicle better, or is an automatic drive through service the best option for your vehicle? We’ve explained all the pros and cons of both for you to let you make the best decision for you vehicle.

Hand-Wash Method Facts

If you’ve put your vehicle through some heavy dirt, such as after going on a highway, or through some mud, a hand wash is the best choice. This can be done at home yourself, or by find skilled hand-washes at dealerships our team at like Mercedes-Benz London. Below are the pros and cons:

Hand Car Wash: Advantages

  • A Thorough Clean – Opting for a hand wash car wash means a deeper clean for your car, as you can reach the many spaces that an automated hands-free car wash may miss. The other thing to think about is places like the undercarriage are more accessible this way, allowing you to get rid of eyesores like dried bugs on the windshield or headlights.
  • Affordable – Washing your car at home is much cheaper. Yes, there is the price of cleaning products and tools, but those last for multiple washes and are cheap.
  • Superior Cleaning Products – It is easier than ever to purchase high-quality products, effective and efficient products, environmentally friendly products, and every product you require to hand-wash your car from a big-box retail store or online.

Hand Car Wash: Disadvantages

  • Specialty Facilities are Costly – Naturally, you’ll pay more if you get your car washed at a dealership or specialty facility than taking the DIY route. However, you may not have the cash on hand to pay for a hand-wash from a facility.
  • You Might Not Have Space – If you live in a dense urban area or an apartment complex, you may not have space or access to a water hose.
  • Possible Damage to Your Car – Washing your car too frequently and using improper equipment could lead to unnecessary damage to your car’s paint.

Touchless Car Wash Facts

Also known as a hands-free car wash, a touchless car wash is the automatic mechanized car wash you loved going through as a kid. Automated car washes are usually cheaper than bringing your car in for a hand wash, but there are significant drawbacks:

Touchless Wash: Advantages

  • Convenience– Automated car washes are designed for speed and efficiency and can have your car cleaned in about 10 minutes or less.
  • Easier on Your Paint– Touchless car washes are designed not to damage your car.
  • Cheaper Costs– A touchless car wash is an automated process that involves no manual labour. Removing the human element reduces the cost.

Touchless Wash: Disadvantages

  • Unsatisfactory results – A hands-free car wash protects your car’s exterior from damage, using equipment designed to clean but not power-wash. Unfortunately, therefore, you may still have dirt and grime on your vehicle.
  • Water Spots – The air dryers at the end of the car wash may leave your car with water spots.
  • Improper Cleaning Fluids – The chemicals in the washing and waxing fluids might be harmful to your car’s paint and clear coat.

Get a Professional Car Wash at Mercedes-Benz London!

You can rely on the friendly service team at Mercedes-Benz London to treat your Mercedes-Benz vehicle with the utmost care. Contact us today if you have questions.