Different Types of Car Washes: From Touchless to Full-Service

Different Types of Car Washes: From Touchless to Full-Service

Did you know that keeping your car clean has the power to lengthen its lifespan? The value of your car directly correlates to how well it runs, what it looks like, and how well it’s been taken care of. Car washes are the first step to improving all three of these ideals. Our team at Haffner’s is here to help you stay knowledgeable and empowered about how to best take care of your vehicle. From touchless to full-service, the different types of car washes offer unique benefits tailored to diverse needs. Let’s dive into the world of car washes to help you make an informed decision.


Touchless Car Wash

Also known as a “touch-free” wash, the touchless car wash is a great choice for those concerned about potential damage to their vehicle’s paintwork. Touchless washes effectively remove dirt and grime without the need for brushes or physical contact with the vehicle as they use high-pressure water jets and specially formulated detergents.


When it comes to the benefits of car washes, this one tends to be gentle on paint which is best for vehicles with delicate paint finishes or specialty coatings. It also reduces the risk of scratches, eliminating the possibility of abrasive brushes causing swirl marks on your car. The high-pressure jets are also extremely effective at cleaning, reaching into crevices and hard-to-reach areas for a thorough clean.


Automatic Car Wash

Looking for a quick and hassle-free cleaning experience? Automatic car washes feature conveyor systems that guide vehicles through a series of cleaning stages, including pre-soaking, washing, rinsing, and drying, all without the need for manual intervention. 


This method provides a fast and efficient way to clean your car, typically in just a few minutes. Due to the fact that the systems are heavily automated, you’ll likely find that your car is also cleaned relatively uniformly. 


Full-Service Car Wash

Full-service car washes offer a comprehensive clean, combining the convenience of an automatic wash with the attention to detail of hand washing by trained professionals.
When it comes to benefits, you can expect this type of wash to be heavy on the professional expertise, customizable packages, and light on the risk of damage or harm to your vehicle. Though it may come at a higher cost, we think the benefits outweigh the financial drawback.


Opt For Haffner’s Car Wash Club

Haffner’s Car Wash offers great service at a competitive price and provides customers with a variety of wash options to choose from. If you’re looking to keep your vehicle clean all month long, sign up for one of our Car Wash Club Plans and receive unlimited washes for one low monthly price. It won’t take long to see why so many people have joined.


  • The Works has a Car Wash Club price of $9.99 for the first month and $49.99 per month following. This plan features all the fixings including ceramic sealant, hot wax and shine, lava foam conditioner, tire shine (available at Plaistow Road, Haverhill; Hudson, NH; South Broadway and Lawrence locations), clear coat protectant, vision clear, rim cleaner, undercarriage, triple foam, foam bath, rinse, and dry. 


  • A Haffner’s Special, at $9.99 for the first month and $39.99 per month following, includes hot wax and shine, clear coat protectant, vision clear, rim cleaner, undercarriage, triple foam, foam bath, rinse, and dry. 


  • A more simple Wheel and Shine costs $9.99 for the first month and $29.99/mo following, features rim cleaner, undercarriage, triple foam, foam bath, rinse, and dry. 


  • Lastly, the Basic Wash ($9.99 FIRST MONTH, $18.99/mo) includes foam bath, rinse, and dry.


Visit a Haffner’s Car Wash

When it comes to washing your car, it’s recommended you get a professional scrubbing about every two weeks. At Haffner’s, we are committed to providing you with the most competitive pricing and the best possible service. Join the Haffner’s family—visit one of our many gas stations for an eco-friendly car wash that will help protect the environment as well as your car’s appearance and value.


Find a Car Wash Near You

Ready to give your car the care it deserves? Find a Haffner’s car wash near you and keep your vehicle looking its best all year long.