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Find Out About the Benefits of Hand Washing Your Car

Why You Should Choose a Hand Wash Instead of a Drive-Thru Car Wash

If you take pride in maintaining your vehicle’s appearance, you may find yourself swinging through a drive-thru car wash on a regular basis. This probably seems like a convenient option, since there’s an automatic car wash at most gas stations and you don’t have to step outside your vehicle. However, drive-thru car washes are never the best choice if your goal is to drive away with a spotless car. Here, we share why you should opt for a professional hand wash instead of paying for a sub-par drive-thru wash.

A Hand Wash Guarantees Great Results

Automated washes operate on a one-size-fits-all approach. Machines aren’t equipped to target the nooks and crannies of a subcompact car or lifted pickup truck, so they often miss spots. A hand wash, on the other hand, allows your car wash professional to administer a deep clean for any size and style of vehicle. Instead of passing through an automatic car wash for less than five minutes, a detailed hand wash targets every inch of your vehicle to ensure a sparkling finish from bumper to bumper.

It’s Gentler On the Paint

If you’ve ever been through an automated car wash, you’ve probably noticed the stiff brushes that scrape dirt from your car, truck, or SUV. While these brushes are effective for covering a large amount of surface area in a short time period, they’re abrasive on your vehicle’s paint. Car owners who make frequent trips through the drive-thru car wash often discover small scratches or streaks left behind by the brushes, which can lead to deterioration of the paint and cause rust. To keep your vehicle’s coat of paint in excellent condition for years to come, be sure to hand wash with a car wash mitt and buff dry with a soft, absorbent towel whenever possible.

Allows Better Application of “Extras”

Even if you select upgrades at the drive-thru wash, the machines aren’t able to evenly apply wax or tire shine. A hand wash performed by a professional ensures excellent application of all your upgrades, including the ability to clean the interior of the vehicle. For a deeper clean that leaves your automobile shining inside and out, invest in a thorough interior and exterior hand wash.

Hand washes are the superior choice for keeping your vehicle looking its best. If you enjoy the convenience of a drive-thru wash but you’d prefer a detail-oriented hand wash, get the best of both worlds and book an appointment with our Mobo Wash team. We serve the greater Austin metropolitan area, and we’ll come to your home or office to deep clean your car, truck, or SUV while you’re busy with life’s other demands. Whether you choose our basic, preferred, or premium package, we’ll leave your vehicle scrubbed to perfection. To learn more about our services or schedule an appointment, please visit us online or reach out to our team.

Washing vs Detailing

There is a wide variety of options to choose from when deciding to clean your vehicle.
The difference between washing and detailing comes down to how you define the terms. Most people can agree on what washing means, but detailing varies so much in the scope of work that it can often be confusing.
Washing is simply the act of cleaning, usually both the interior and exterior of, the vehicle.
Detailing includes washing, but goes further in an effort to restore the vehicle to a pristine condition.
Depending on the scope of a detailing job, it can take as little as a few hours up to an entire day or even longer in some cases.
Mobo Wash offers a high-end hand wash service or if you prefer a quick detail in a mobile format.
We take care to clean the exterior and cabin of your vehicle thoroughly, but not as extensively as one would expect from a detailer.
This allows for a noticeably clean car that customers often describe as detailed, but at a fraction of the time and cost one would expect from a detailer.