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Find out why human hands might be the best tools to wash your ride with Groupon’s look at hand car washes.
Hand Car Washes: A Soft and Shiny Touch
Computers are synonymous with speed: email is days faster than snail mail, keyboards shave off hours of time over typewriters, and automatic car washes churn out clean rides in a manner of minutes. But when it comes to delicate paint jobs and cherished bumper stickers, is faster always better? Automatic brushes can be abrasive over time, and even touchless washes don't always get the job done. Hand washes draw a distinct advantage from a different sort of computer—the human brain. Hand-wash technicians may take longer, but they are able to pay extra attention to a vehicle's problem spots, reducing the need for later touchups. The soft, microfiber cloths used with most hand washes also reduce the chance of leftover water spots from automatic blow dryers and even scratches from towel drying.
Many car owners avoid the risks of wash tunnels altogether by doing the job themselves in the comfort of their own driveway. However, this, too, is not without risk. Men's Health reported on a study from the University of Texas that suggested that "a single DIY wash can leave scratches as deep as a tenth of the paint's total thickness." It's best to leave hand washing to the professionals, who have access to high-grade equipment and frequently follow washes with protective hand waxes and other detailing services.
86% of 14 customers recommend
“Fast and efficient but also left my husband's truck looking Better than new”
“The car was ready in an hour as promised and looks great! I was particularly pleased with how great the rims and tires looked. The interior was very clean and the...”
“The car was ready in an hour as promised and looks great! I was particularly pleased with how great the rims and tires looked. The interior was very clean and the carpet mats smelled as fresh as the day the car rolled out of the dealership 10 years ago. Very nice people to deal with and I would highly recommend this place.”
“Great place, gave me a huge discount coupon to come again! Very thorough, you'll love your car!”
393 Ledyard Street
Hartford, Connecticut 06114