Why should I have my car mobile detailed instead of bringing it to the car wash?
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Automatic car washes are unsafe for your car's paint. Car wash operators know that their machines damage your vehicle, and that’s why they have signs posted everywhere assuming no responsibility for damages done to your vehicle! (did you think they were taking about dents, well that is what you are suppose to think, but they are removing their liability for destroying your cars clear coat finish). They use harsh chemicals that strip the wax and protection from your car, and the brushes will cause scratches in your car's paint called "car wash marks" or swirls. Sure, there are some places that will properly wash your car using skilled detailers and high-quality products, but you're going to pay so handily for that service, you may as well just hire someone to come out and clean it in your own driveway.
You're literally spraying your car with acid. Most car wash use "pre-cleaners," "heavy-duty cleaners," containing Hydrofluoric acid (it's particularly well suited to eat away very fine particles... like road grime) and most wheel cleaners have hydrofluoric acid in concentrations strong enough that the CDC even issued a warning to all car wash industry workers. These chemicals will strip away your wax protection, damage your chrome trim, and stain your rubber seals. The chemicals that these touchless car washes use are extremely dangerous and will destroy any wax, polish or clear coat finish
SCRATCHES IN YOUR PAINT
Forget about the acid for a second, you're still hurting your paint every time you go to an automatic carwash. Remember those horrific giant spinning monsters from decades past that would maul your car to get the dirt off? Those are mostly extinct today, but even the "softer" brushes repeatedly slap against your car and drag across its paint, carrying with them a bunch of dirt, not just from your car, but from the car in front of you, and the one in front of it, etc. Each particle is essentially a tiny piece of sandpaper eating away at your car's paint.
Unless you're using water that's so heavily filtered it can be used in a medical saline solution, it can leave mineral deposits on your paint if it evaporates too quickly. Not only are water spots ugly as sin, they're basically permanent -- like cleaning soap scum off your shower, you can't always get them off without heavy-duty polishing. If you run through the car wash and get back on the road without drying, or by simply letting those cool-but-worthless giant hair blowers push the water around, you will cause damage to your paint once you're back out in the hot sun.
HAND-DRYING AT CAR WASHES ISN'T GREAT EITHER
Humans! These are found at the most expensive, fanciest car washes. They're the best, right? Not quite. Take a look at the rags they use. Pay attention to how many times those rags get dropped on the ground and picked back up. Now go drop a damp shirt outside and see how much grit it picks up. Still want it rubbing against your body? Neither does your car.
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