Hand Car Wash vs. Touchless Car Wash

Did you just take a trip through the off-road trails far outside of Santan? Has the Chandler pollen gotten the best of your car? Regardless of the reason, if you’re looking to get your car washed, you have two main options: hand wash car wash and touchless car wash. There is a difference between the two and they both have their advantages and disadvantages. Learn more about which is best with Bill Luke Santan’s service department below!

Hand Wash Car Wash Information

If you need thorough, rigorous cleaning, then a hand car wash would be best for you. Whether you do it yourself or have it done professionally, you’ll be able to make sure each part of your vehicle is clean. The pros and cons of a hand wash car wash are listed below: 

Hand Car Wash Advantages

  • A More Thorough Clean – As mentioned before, a hand wash can provide you a more detailed clean. The crevices of your vehicle that will be cleaned by a hand car wash may be missed with a touchless car wash. 
  • Affordable – If you’re on a budget, hand washing your car can save you some money. Wash your car at home with soap, a sponge, and a hose instead of paying for a touchless car wash. 

Hand Car Wash Disadvantages

  • You’ll Pay a Bit More at Specialty Facilities – Because it requires physical labor, you’ll generally pay more for a hand wash compared to doing it yourself. 
  • Car Paint Could Be Damaged – Paint damage isn’t extremely likely, but it is possible if you hand wash your car too frequently. 

Touchless Car Wash Information 

A touchless car wash is also sometimes called a hands-free car wash. As the name suggests, this type of car wash doesn’t utilize manual labor to physically wash your car. Automatic machines that you loved as a kid clean your car and are typically cheaper than a hand wash. See below for the pros and cons: 

Hands-Free Car Wash Advantages

  • Convenience – Since the washes are automatic, they are specifically designed to make sure your vehicle is cleaned efficiently. You’ll be in and out in less than 10 minutes. 
  • Easier on Your Paint – The machines are created to clean your car thoroughly, but gently to avoid paint scratching and other damage. 
  • Cheaper Costs – Because there is no manual labor necessary, the touchless car wash is generally less expensive than the hand wash. 

Hands-Free Car Wash Disadvantages

  • End Result Might Be Unsatisfactory – Since hands-free car washes are automated, they might not get every nook and cranny of your vehicle. 
  • Water Spots – Most touchless car washes have air dryers at the end of the wash, but they don’t always get each and every drop. You may end up with water spots on your vehicle when you get home to Mesa.

Get Your Car Washed at Bill Luke Santan Today!

If you need your car washed or detailed, look no further than Bill Luke Santan’s revitalization services! You can schedule a service to have your car professionally washed and sparkling clean! Since we know your car inside and out, we’ll make sure that you leave satisfied with your wash. Check out our service specials online!


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