Drive-through, brushless, self-service, full service – you can take your pick out of a variety of car wash systems. But what is the best system to which you can entrust your vehicle? The full service car wash is our top pick and here are 6 things to expect from one.
Full Service Car Wash – 6 Things to Expect
1. Price Difference
If you are used to automated car wash services, then you don’t spend more than $20 for a single wash, sometimes with add-on services such as spray-on wax, triple foam conditioning, etc. There’s a vast price difference between these washes and a full service car wash, where a standard package will cost you upwards of $70. This package will include services such as hand washing your car, wheel and tire cleaning, glass cleaning, interior vacuuming, etc. A premium package can cost you upwards of $300 because in addition to all the detailing services, they also charge for the premium products that will be used.
2. Hand Wash and Dry
Hand washing is the best system to detail a car in order to protect its paint. You will notice that after going through an automatic system, the paint becomes dull, has scratch and swirl marks and even water spots due to improper drying. At a full service car wash there are dedicated trained personnel to hand wash every nook and cranny of your vehicle and hand dry it with clean microfiber towels.
3. Name Brand Detailing Products
At cheap car washes, you get what you pay for – generic car wash products that are abrasive and chemically-laden. This is one of the reasons why the paint looks so dull after being through such a wash. A full service car wash on the other hand will use detailing products from reputed brands such as Meguiar’s, Turtle Wax, Mothers, etc. This is mainly due to the price you are paying but also because the great results these products give are a part of their business reputation.
4. A Variety of Services
Full service car washes don’t just offer a quick wash, wax, and dry. They are committed to providing quality auto detailing procedures that will prolong your vehicle’s life. Here are some services that you can expect from a full service car wash:
- Polishing and waxing of paint, applying paint protection film or glass coating
- Fixing paint scratches and rust spots
- Tire and wheel detailing, application of tire shine
- Window and windshield cleaning
- Headlight restoration
- Engine cleaning
- Interior detailing – vacuuming, upholstery cleaning, carpet cleaning
- Cleaning vinyl services including the steering wheel, dashboard, console
- Air vent sanitization
- Mold removal treatment
- Mobile detailing services
These services are very important for the overall well-being of your car and some, like air vent sanitization, is important for your health. Mobile detailing services are ideal for car owners with busy lifestyles because the detailer comes to you!
5. Water Conservation
An automatic system will use up to 40 gallons of water per car but at a full service car wash where the “two bucket method” is utilized, this usage can be reduced by half or even more. At a service like DetailXPerts that utilizes an innovative steam cleaning system, the usage per car is only a gallon!
Because you pay good money and because customer satisfaction is the number one concern of a good business, you can expect a great level of professionalism at an auto detailing service. Also you can be assured that they will use trained professionals to take care of your vehicle. Frequenting a service can also have benefits in the long-run such as loyalty programs and promotions for dedicated customers. If by any chance their customer service does not live up to your standards, you know to take your business elsewhere!
Are you on the look out for a professional auto detailing service that excels in everything? Then contact DetailXPerts to schedule an appointment today!