The automatic car washes that are usually found at most gas stations and gas stations are not designed to clean your car effectively or safely in any way, but to allow the largest number of vehicles to pass in the least possible time, which allows higher profit margins for the vehicle. owner.
For starters, there is no real pre-rinse or pre-wash step to remove loose dirt before your car enters. Large rollers that spin at high speed begin to “wash” your car and simply rub all the dirt and sand particles that have not been removed in the paint and surfaces of your cars. You should also bear in mind that before entering your car, a lot of other dirty vehicles will have gone through the same process, so the sand and contaminants collected from these cars by the rollers are now also rubbed in all their car. The rollers also have the potential to inflict other damage to your car by pulling trim pieces, damaging the side mirrors, radio antennas and spoilers, for example.
Do not know what products are being used in your car if it is done by an automatic car wash. In general, you will “clean” your car with strong chemical-based products that will remove any protection that has been applied to your vehicle and could even damage the delicate surfaces of your vehicle.
After washing your car, there is usually a large blower that tries to dry it, but inevitably, in the time it takes to complete the process, there will still be plenty of water in your car. If you then retire to the sun after this process, the water and the residues of aggressive chemicals will dry on the paint and surfaces of your cars, leaving unsightly marks that may be difficult to remove.
When considering the cost of using an automated car wash, it is not surprising that the treatment received is basic and of low quality. It is best to avoid this type of car wash, even if it means that your car is not cleaned, as it will almost certainly cause more damage to your car than leaving dirt and contaminants in place for a few more days until you I can clean them. correctly yourself.
Car washes by hand can offer a more complete job than automatic washes, but unfortunately they also have similar disadvantages. Car washes by hand, such as automatic car washes, are not necessarily designed to safely clean your car and achieve the best possible results, but to ensure that all cars come and go in compliance with strict time limitations so that the owners make a profit. This is usually the reason why a different person performs each part of the washing process and, while it may seem efficient, it is very likely to damage your car in the process.
Like an automatic car wash, when you enter a car wash by hand, the products and tools will have been used to clean several dirty cars before yours and they will not have cleaned enough between them (if it is done ). A car wash by hand can not afford to refill buckets/washing channels for each vehicle that enters, so it is again getting pollutants and grit in all the paint and surfaces of their cars. Most hand car washes also use sponges and chamois to wash and dry instead of washing gloves and microfiber towels, causing more whirlpools and light scratches. Again, it is best to avoid taking your car through a hand wash and, on the other hand, leave it dirty for a while longer, until you can clean it properly and safely.