What is your preference of a car wash? Touch less or soft cloth car wash? Truthfully both touch less and soft cloth car wash have their advantages and disadvantages. Many professionals will advocate for each type, while many people prefer one versus the other and simply don’t want to switch. Both sides have valid arguments on which car wash option is the best way to go, but like many things in life it comes down to perception and personal preference.
Soft Cloth Car Wash
Soft cloth car washing is the process where a vehicle passes through multiple stages of curtains. The process begins with pressurized jets removing heavy debris and granular dirt, followed by a rotating drum that passes over the top of the vehicle as soap is applied. Next, the vehicle passes through a second drum in which chamois strips are attached to finish off the car with some degree of a polish.
Touch Less Car Wash
There are two types of touch less car washes that many people consider touch less; do it yourself car wash using a high pressure washer and the drive-through high pressure touch less car wash. Let’s stick to the latter, simply because the do it yourself car washes still involve you touching the vehicle during the drying stage.
As with many things in life, you get what you pay for. Neither soft cloth or touch less car washing cost very much, but both have limitations. In order to truly get rid of the dirt and get into the hard to reach spots, hand washing is the way to go. The process slightly takes longer than both options above, and it even may cost slightly more, but the results are far more superior. Time, quality, budget and environmental concerns all come into consideration.
The car wash industry is highly competitive, and there are many choices when it comes washing the exterior of your vehicle. Making the right choice is necessary in order prolong the life of your vehicle’s exterior and uphold its resale value.
If you’re simply looking to get a proper high detail car wash, stop in to see us at Budget Auto Detailing or call 905-633.8880.