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Three Types Of Car Wash And How To Determine Which Is Right For Your Vehicle

When washing your car, it’s important to choose the right type of wash that protects and cleans your car. A quality car wash has to meet a number of requirements including: thoroughness, minimal risk of abrasion to body work and value. Spectrum Collision in Irvine, CA offers a range of quality vehicle services that include: car maintenance, in-depth car detailing and Orange County car repair. Our dealership is conveniently located near Costa Mesa, CA.

As there are a number of options on how to wash a car, here’s a quick look at available options and the positives of each.

  1. Self-Service Car Wash

A self-service car wash facility is a good option for car owners who prefer to wash their cars by themselves but do not have the equipment or space available at home. This facility makes available all tools and products required to wash a car – for a small fee.

  1. Hand Car Wash Service

Similar to the self-service car wash is the professional hand car wash service. Many car owners prefer a hand wash as much emphasis is placed on attention to detail. The vehicle is towel-dried and there may be limited detailing services offered. This is a labor-intensive service that will require time.

  1. Automatic Car Wash

When time is of the essence and you need a quick car wash, the automatic car wash system may be a good option. Your vehicle is placed on a conveyor-like system that features a machine-operated cleaning and drying process. Some facilities offer touch-free car washes (the risk of scratches on paint work is eliminated) while more traditional ones use the brush method (brushes work better to remove dirt). Some facilities also offer extended packages offering cleaning undercarriages and spray-on wax.

For reliable car paint advice in Southern California, we have experienced and knowledgeable automotive technicians at Spectrum Collision to answer your questions and concerns. We are ideally placed near Lake Forest, CA and near Mission Viejo, CA.

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