Why You Should Avoid Automatic Car Washes

Though Q Car Care loves being known as one of the best detailers north of Boston who completes full exterior restorations, we also know quite a bit about the benefits of a quality car wash. Now, we’re not talking about automatic car washes. Those machines make us cringe. There are so many reasons to avoid automatic tunnels, but we’ll give you the most important reasons.

They’re known to leave scratches on your vehicle

Both “touch” and “touch-free” tunnels have been found to leave swirls of scratches in a car’s paint. These machines are often not cleaned well, and some even recycle the water being used. This means, whether your car is being hit with brushes, with high pressured water, or being hit with air for drying, you are often blasting your paint with dirt that will ultimately leave a mark.

The chemicals can be harsh on your paint

A “touch” car wash uses rough brushes with a high concentration of chemicals, and “touch-free” options often have even stronger chemical compounds for cleaning. These chemicals are strong as to get rid of dirt and other contaminants, and are known to eat away at protective paint coatings. These chemicals can still be present as you leave the tunnel because of the water droplets left over from the mediocre drying systems.

Luckily, there are other options available. Q Car Care has the one-of-a-kind QSteam Eco Car Wash which removes dirt and grime with wet steam. This treatment is safer, is both more effective and efficient than traditional car washes, and is completed by professionals who know how to treat your car well. Not to mention, we use a pH neutral cleaner for your tires, and offer additional detailing for only a few extra dollars.

Whether you’re searching for one of the best detailers in MA, or want to learn more about the Q Eco Exterior Car Wash, Q Car Care would be happy to answer your questions. Give us a call today at (781) 691-9005.