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There are many options available – from waterless washes where you park your car at the mall to elaborate machines that seem to magically do the job. Be sure to ask the attendant what he or she intends to do to your car before releasing your baby, and on your return, check if it was done. Here are some questions to ask:

1. What are the extra costs?

Does a full-service car wash include wheel cleaning, vacuuming the interior, a wax and tyre polish? Some of these items might need to be paid for as extras. Know what you’re getting for the price you’re paying.

2. Is it a hand or conveyor belt wash?

A mechanical conveyor belt system automatica­lly machinewas­hes your car, but obviously can’t get to all the nooks and crannies that a person can. This alternativ­e is great if you’re in a rush and want a quick in and out. Hand wash is the best option if your car is really dirty and in need of extra effort to remove accumulate­d grit.

3. Do you use chemical cleaners or are they eco-friendly?

The products used on your car should be both effective and safe for the environmen­t. You don’t want the products that were used to end up contaminat­ing a water source. Some car washes even sell eco-friendly car shampoos to use at home, so do ask about their availabili­ty.

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