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Old 10-05-2015, 05:36 PM
 
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Hi folks:

Recently bought a new "luxury" SUV, and a couple of friends suggested doing only hand car washes and not automatic washes.

I am not very knowledgeable about these, and when I googled automatic vs hand car washes, I found some U Texas study reports suggesting that hand washes may actually leave microscopic damage and may be worse than automatic. A bit confused and looking for opinions here.

Many online forums however do seem to indicate that many people prefer hand washes for their more expensive cars.

Also, which places in the metroplex do hand washes? Thanks!

Moderator pls note: I feel this belongs more to the DFW forum than the automotive forum, thanks.
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Old 10-05-2015, 05:52 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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Where are you located. A lot of car wash places will do hand washes for an extra cost. Also I take my vehicles to HiDef in Plano a few times a year for them to do their magic. Pricey, but they do a FANTASTIC job!

Drive Auto Appearance Car Care Centers & Waterless Car Wash Products
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Old 10-05-2015, 05:53 PM
 
Location: plano
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I have a black luxury SUV. I use it for hauling and driving to the mountains in NM including some gravel and dirt roads. I live its versatility and usefulness. I wash it in automatic car washes. I treat it like an SUV more so than a luxury vehicle even though it's a super luxurious ride. It's looks fine for my taste but I'm not picky.
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Old 10-05-2015, 07:56 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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Forest Lane car wash
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Old 10-05-2015, 09:08 PM
 
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Where are you located. A lot of car wash places will do hand washes for an extra cost. Also I take my vehicles to HiDef in Plano a few times a year for them to do their magic. Pricey, but they do a FANTASTIC job!

Drive Auto Appearance Car Care Centers & Waterless Car Wash Products
Many of the places I have been to just seem to have the tunnel and never a human! How do I ask for a hand wash? I am on the west side of the metroplex.

Thanks for the link. How much does a regular external wash cost there?
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Old 10-05-2015, 09:10 PM
 
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Forest Lane car wash
I had seen this place mentioned on another forum, but when you check Yelp there are consistent bad reviews in the last year or two - and everybody mentions the place was great till recently.

Any personal experience?
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Old 10-05-2015, 09:55 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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I had seen this place mentioned on another forum, but when you check Yelp there are consistent bad reviews in the last year or two - and everybody mentions the place was great till recently.

Any personal experience?
Yes I take my car their and get hand washes. I'll check yelp and see what the comments are about.
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Old 10-06-2015, 08:14 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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I had seen this place mentioned on another forum, but when you check Yelp there are consistent bad reviews in the last year or two - and everybody mentions the place was great till recently.

Any personal experience?
Forest Lane is good, as well as Classic. Both are well known and will do hand washes. I've used both in the past with good experiences at both.

As far as cost on just a wash as HiDef, I'm not sure. I usually have them detail, claybar and wax my vehicles. I believe it's around 2-300.
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Old 10-06-2015, 08:53 AM
 
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I recommend Nemo's Hand Car. Used to go to them frequently for my AMG and they always do a great job. $30 for a hand wash. No place to sit or hang out, so plan to walk to the SBUX and chill for 20-30 mins as it does take them some time to wash.
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Old 10-06-2015, 08:57 AM
 
Location: North Texas
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I've taken my car to Classic on Forest; they do a good enough job, but it's pricey. I only use them when the car is utterly filthy from a road trip and I don't want to scrape the bugs off myself (they charge extra for that, too). Otherwise I usually wash and detail my car myself.

I know a couple of classic car owners who swear by Classic too.
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