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Why You Need To Avoid The Car Wash Near You (Hint: It Scratches Your Paint)

We get it - the car wash near you is a very convenient way to clean your car exterior quickly. However, you need to be careful with car washes, especially if you care about the longevity of your vehicle's paint job.

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This kind of car wash will eventually damage your car's paint

Which Type Of Car Wash You Need To Avoid

The worst kind of car wash to drive into is one that uses sponges and spinning brushes to dislodge dirt from your paint. While this is an effective way of getting rid of dirt, you will notice swirl marks and scratches appear as the high-intensity bristles create friction against your paint.

Your local car wash can go as far as physically chipping your paintwork! So if you care about the longevity of your car exterior, read on to learn about better alternatives for washing your car.

The Touch-less Car Wash: A Better Alternative

Now that you understand the danger of running your car through a car wash that makes physical contact with your paint, we will outline a slightly better alternative which reduces the risk of swirl marks and paint chipping.

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A touchless car wash reduces friction, leading to a scratch-free experience

Touch-less car washes do not use any form of spinning bristles or sponges, instead opting for a high-pressure water & soap solution. This reduces the risk of paint chipping & swirl marks substantially, but you won't necessarily get a top-quality clean.

The truth is - nothing beats a proper wash using a mitt or a sponge mixed with your detailing soap of choice. The gentle friction built up dislodges any contaminants stuck to your paint, while the soapy solution lubricates and minimizes the risk of swirl marks and scratches appearing on your paint.

However, not everyone has the time to perform a proper exterior wash using the two bucket method. That's where Mångata Auto Pros steps in.

Mångata Recommends: Mobile Auto Detailing

We get it - the convenience of a quick car wash next to your gas station of choice is a convenience many people will stick with. However, there is an alternative which is equally - if not more convenient.

Mobile auto detailing brings the experts to you. Whether you're at home or in the office, your car can be cleaned by professional auto detailers and leave a result much better than that convenient car wash.

So if you need your car exterior washed the correct way, don't hesitate to get in touch! Mångata Auto Pros is Ontario's detailing team of choice, with thousands of happy customers to back our claims. Experience the Mångata Way.

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