How much does a professional exterior car wash cost and why?

One of the best ways to maintain the appearance of your car is to invest in regular washing. A professional exterior car wash means you will get extra care and attention to detail for your vehicle.

Price and Service Breakdown

You might be wondering – why would I pay more for a hand car wash when I can just go to the car wash at my local gas station?

Our trained staff at First Detailing Studio provide a high-quality hand wash car wash service that you simply cannot find at a generic wash bay. We use only specialized and high-end materials and tools to get the job done in a timely, budget-friendly manner.

Our exterior car hand wash packages start at $100. In comparison, coin-operated wash bays generally charge around a dollar a minute. While you may be able to wash your car for under $10 at a coin-operated bay, it is not necessarily going to be clean in the end. Automated wash bays average somewhere around $20 for “the works”. However, you run the risk of damaging your vehicle with abrasive mechanisms and debris left behind from previous cars going through.

At First Detailing Studio, your car will get anywhere from 1.5 to 2 hours of undivided attention. With hand washing, there is total control over the process which means better, more precise results.

To better understand the investment, it helps to go through exactly what it is that you are getting.

First, there is an extensive pre-cleaning process.

Then your vehicle is carefully hand washed with a specialized silica-infused soap. The surfactants in this ceramic soap are developed specifically with ceramic coated surfaces in mind, however it is safe for all coatings and finishes. It works by carrying away and removing surface contamination on your vehicle, leaving behind protection from the silica dioxide.

Next, door frames, rims, windows (inside and out) and mirrors all get special treatment, as well. Rim cleaning is done with wheel-safe brushes so that they are protected from scratching and abrasion – something that is not guaranteed in an automated carwash, for example. Satin-black tire dressing is also included in the base hand wash car wash package. Super soft towels are then used to dry your car, ensuring that there are no water spots left behind.

There are also add-ons that can be selected for your car wash package. These extras include:

  • paint decontamination, such as road tar removal,
  • undercarriage pressure washing,
  • wheel-well and suspension detailing,
  • sunroof/moonroof cleaning,
  • headlight restoration, and
  • engine bay detailing with dressing.

You may also want to compliment your exterior car detailing service with interior detailing.

Of course, there are several factors that will determine final cost of your hand wash car wash service. The size of your vehicle and the extent of dirt and grime present, as well as any of the extra options selected are all factored into the final price. There is no need to worry, though. All the options will be discussed with you before beginning, so that you can choose what will work best for you and your budget. In the end, your vehicle will be looking clean and fresh!

Contact the friendly staff at First Detailing Studio Edmonton today for your free professional exterior car hand wash service estimate.

Car hand wash in Edmonton

Exterior Detailing

Our car hand wash service is provided with proper techniques and expertise. Your car will be cleaned in a safe and professional manner.
From $100 Learn more
Car interior detailing in Edmonton

Interior Detailing

We will treat your car interior with the best car care products and tools to make sure it is beneficial and safe for you and your vehicle.
From $149 Learn more

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15313 112 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T5M 2N9

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