Wash me now: What’s the best type of car wash?

Need to give the car a wash? Deliberating between doing it yourself or going to a professional car wash? If you don’t have the time, desire, or supplies to clean your car at home, then it’s time to hit the pros.

There are three types of places you can go to get your car washed, all with differing degrees of effectiveness. Options include a quick and easy automated touch car wash; a more intensive but less expensive touchless car wash; or a do-it-yourself car wash facility.

With a car wash facility there’s inherent risk of marring your vehicle’s finish or not getting it fully clean, but there’s no question it’s cheaper, quicker, and easier than doing it yourself at home, which is what we recommend.