When you look for car valeting in Wrexham, it can be tempting to consider a fully automated or drive-thru car wash.. A drive-in car wash follows the same basic principle as a mobile valet. As a priority, the car’s bodywork is made soapy, the surface is scrubbed, either by a series of spinning brushes, or by high-pressure water-jets in a modern, touchless car wash. Finally, any excess water is dried off the car’s bodywork.

Automatic Car Washes Can Damage Paintwork

While automatic car washes can be cheap and convenient, often the brushes or water jets are not regularly maintained. A possible result of this is that the brushes or jets can cause small scratches and abrasions to your car. While these small scratches are not immediately noticeable, over time, these marks and abrasions can worsen and form swirl marks.

Are modern touchless car washes any safer?

A touchless wash can be less damaging to your car’s paintwork, as its name implies, in a touchless drive-thru wash, no brushes come into contact with your vehicle. Assuming the touchless wash you go to is using a gentle soap, with no harsh detergents, there should be minimal effect on your bodywork.

What is the best way to wash my vehicle?

Given that an automatic car wash can inadvertently harm your paintwork, even in the more modern, touchless variety. Overall, the safest method of washing your vehicle will always be a manual hand wash of the exterior. Rather than harsh motorised brushes, a hand wash uses the softest microfibre materials. Instead of machine drying, as part of a hand valet, your car will be towel dried using the softest microfibre.