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Why Washing Your Car Yourself Isn't A Good Idea

Updated: Apr 27, 2020

Most think the DIY way is good when they could actually be doing more damage than help.

"You Have To Do It Yourself"

It's been said, "If you want something done right, you have to do it yourself" This statement oftentimes is incorrect, when you want your transmission done correctly do you do it, or do you take it to a certified mechanic? What about roofing, or repairing a garment or removing a stain? What about cooking a delicious 5-course meal? We have trained ourselves to think that what is done at home or done by ourselves is the best way or most efficient way, we oftentimes self-delude ourselves, by not only not doing it best but oftentimes incorrectly. The same mistakes exist when we think of washing our cars ourselves. Surely, there are enthusiasts that can get the job done and very well, but they also face obstacles. Read below the reasons why you should hire a professional detailer to clean and maintain your auto's appearance.

Oftentimes when washing your auto at home you don't have the proper equipment to do a good and complete job. Not having the right equipment tools and/or solutions will limit how well you're able to do the job or even worse allow for you to cause injury or harm to yourself or auto.

Lack of Experience

Most times the people washing their cars themselves are lacking the experience and know-how to handle the multiple obstacles they will face when washing their autos from, the sun drying the surface too quickly, to not knowing how to properly remove a stain on or in their auto.

Wasting Time

Washing a car yourself correctly can take anywhere from 2-4 hours. Now that is cool if you have nothing to do on a weekend and washing your car brings you peace and satisfaction. But for most people spending that much time on one task is a lot of time as well as extraneous on their body, and tedious on their mind.


A professional detailer will have the proper equipment and experience to make sure the job is not only done correctly but also done quickly and efficiently, saving you time and frustration. You may think one way is cheaper or more to your liking but look at the tradeoffs. Hiring a professional detailer is a lot more efficient and often less costly.

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