Every two weeks or a month, you probably feel like your car needs a wash. Once again, a dilemma arises, whether to go to a car wash or do it yourself on a Sunday afternoon?

There are several factors you should consider before deciding how to go about washing your car. Both commercial and DIY car washing have different pros and cons. In this blog, we’ll try and help you out a little by listing down the factors you should assess before taking a final decision.


Washing your car yourself at home will definitely save you money, compared to getting it washed at a car wash. Washing cars at home need a one-time investment in some equipment like hoses, car shampoos, and other cleaning equipment.


At a car wash, you can avail of multiple other services. Vacuuming, oiling, detailing, and waxing are some examples. It’s very difficult, or nearly impossible to do it at home.

Quality of Cleaning

A professional car wash will thoroughly clean your car. You can do it at home yourself as well, but it will take a huge effort. Washing a car manually with a hosepipe is very difficult, and car washes have all the necessary equipment to reach even the tiniest and most congested spots and clean them.


Many people believe that commercial car washes damage the paint on the car due to excessive brushing and rubbing. This is not the case. Modern brushes and sponges are very soft and gentle and will make sure no part of your car is damaged. You have more chances of damaging your car’s paint by scratching it while washing it with a hose pipe or drying it with a cloth. Washing the car in at home in day time can also result in burn spots, which are permanent, from the sunlight.


Going to a car wash will save you a lot of time. Most car washes are automated, or multiple people are working on a car and get it done in a matter of minutes. If you decide to wash your car yourself, it could take an hour or even more.

After considering the above factors, we highly suggest commercial car washes are the best for your car. If you’re looking for a premium commercial car wash, car detailing, and car shampoo and cleaning services, visit The Mobile Turtle in Beaumont, CA. We are a family-owned company that provides exceptional car cleaning and detailing. Our services also include paint correction, ceramic coating, fleet washings services, interior services, and more. Contact us today to get a quote.