Pros and Cons of an Auto Detailing System
If you have ever wanted to wash your own car, you know it can be a tedious task. But if you are planning on doing a hand car wash, you will discover that washing your own car can be very easy. You can do it yourself in just a matter of minutes. It really is as simple as it sounds.
You simply take your detailing cloth, hand wash some mild detergent and water into a spray bottle. Then you spray the detailing cloth onto your car and start the process. An attendant will come by and tell you that your car has been washed and return your keys or escorts you out of the wash, where you are now able to look at the results. The washing and drying process usually only takes 20 minutes each.
The best part about hand car washes is the fact that the detailing that can be done can be transferred to any paint colors. This is a huge advantage for mobile detailing professionals because they can work on any sort of vehicle. Hand washing makes it easy for a detail to transfer all of the detailing work that they have done to a new vehicle to another vehicle. Mobile technicians can go from detailing a Honda to a Dodge Challenger! That is because there are no paint codes for every make and model.
When you hand wash your car, you may notice that there is a lot of dirt and grime left behind in the washing machine. But there are cleaning chemicals available to help get rid of this. These cleaning chemicals usually have a cleaner liquid than the washing liquids that are available at your local car wash and they typically have other cleaning agents in them as well.
With the advent of self-serve detailing units, it is possible to take your auto detailing to another level. Self-serve units allow a technician to clean the car without needing to use a machine. All the technician needs to do is put the car wash in the self-serve system and start the motor. Within a few hours, the technician will have removed the majority if not all of the dirt and grime from your car. This is the best option for those who don’t want to pay the price that an automatic car wash will cost.
A self-serve hand car wash is the ideal choice for a detail person who wants the maximum amount of dirt removed from their vehicle. However, the cleaner doesn’t have to come from a machine. Many times an automatic car wash operator can fill the tank with cleaning solution and leave it alone. They then let the cleaner sit while they manually load the tank. Then the operator simply brushes all of the dirt off of the car and into the cleaner. After a short rinse the auto detailer can then go about cleaning your vehicle again.
There are many instances when an automatic car wash is not the best option. For instance, someone who works on vehicles that are considerably older than the ones they detail might not be able to get the cleaners out as quickly or effectively as a hand wash. The older the make and model of your vehicle the more stubborn the dirt is going to be. This is especially true if you have lots of miles on the car. In these cases it would probably be best to call a professional detail because it is impossible for an individual to effectively clean such a large vehicle without assistance.
The other downside to an automatic hand car wash is that they are not very efficient at getting deep cleanings for heavily soiled areas of your vehicle. If you are trying to remove grease from a wheel then you will likely need to have the rest of the wheel serviced as well. When this is the case, it is advisable to go to a service provider with a special truck with a deep clean filter so that the rest of the wheel can be properly serviced without the risk of rust occurring on the finish of the wheel. A professional detailer will know just how deep to go to ensure the longevity of your vehicle’s finish.