The hand wash format is touted by purveyors as being more gentle and less abrasive than machine washes. In reality, however, a modern machine wash is more consistent and thorough, gentler and less abrasive than hand washing as demonstrated by multiple industry studies.
Whereas a hand-washing sponge traps particulates that scratch your car’s finish, the rotating sponge cloth used at Westport Wash & Wax spins particulates out and down the drain. One only has to envision a dirty sponge wiping from the grit-laden rocker panels, up the fender and across the hood of your car versus the constantly rinsed, gently reciprocating, top-down action of a good machine to get the point.
In addition, the Belanger PRO 100 machine at Westport Wash & Wax uses high volume, high pressure blasters at the beginning of the wash cycle to remove sand and grit from the sides and rear of the car BEFORE the rotating sponges touch the front, sides and rear of the vehicle. Our process does not tend to miss areas as hand washing obviously can. Finally, no matter how good the wash process may be, a lot of the result comes down to how good the crews are at either end of the tunnel. We’ll put our crew up against anyone, and we’ll win every time, hands down.