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Your Questions Answered

What are the different types of car washes?
  • Hand wash

  • Self-serve car wash

  • Automatic car wash

  • Mobile car wash

  • Touchless car wash

When washing a car, there are two main options: hand or machine washing. Summit hand car wash is gentler on your car's paint than machine car washes, which use harsh chemicals and brushes that can scratch the surface of your vehicle. At Summit, we use softer materials, such as microfiber towels and gentle detergents, to clean and gently wash your car's exterior.


How often should I wash my car?

It depends on various factors like weather conditions, driving frequency, and where you park your car. However, a general rule of thumb is to wash your vehicle at least once a month to ensure that bird droppings and other contaminants are removed before they can damage the paintwork.

Can I wash my car at home?

Yes, you can wash your car at home, but it's essential to use proper cleaning products and techniques to avoid damaging your car's paint or finish. Also, be mindful of local water restrictions and environmental regulations. For example, you are not permitted to wash cars on hard surfaces such as a driveway or the road because of the runoff of contaminated water into the stormwater system and our rivers and harbour. If you are washing your car at home, you must clean it on a soft surface like a lawn.

What is the best way to clean my car's wheels?

The best way to clean your car's wheels is to use a dedicated wheel cleaner that's safe for your type of wheels. Also, use a soft-bristled brush or a microfiber towel to scrub the wheels gently. At Summit, we also use high-pressure water to ensure your wheels are cleaned to perfection.


Can washing my car damage my car's paint?

If you use the wrong type of car wash or techniques, you can damage your car's paint or finish. It's essential to choose a car wash that's appropriate for your vehicle and follow the manufacturer's instructions carefully. Summit recommends hand car washing as the safest washing method.

How much does a car wash cost?

The cost of a car wash varies depending on the type of wash and the location. A basic car wash can cost anywhere from $40 to $55, including a vacuum, while a more comprehensive wash costs $55 to $65. At Summit, we also have an extensive range of car detailing services.

Can a car wash get mould out of the interior of my car?

Summit car wash can as part of a steam clean and interior detail. We would need to inspect the vehicle, and we will then be able to provide you with a quotation for the required work.


What is the best way to wash a luxury vehicle?

The best way to wash a luxury vehicle is at one of Summit Hand Car Wash and Detailing Centres. At Summit, we use softer materials, such as microfiber towels and gentle detergents, to clean and gently wash your car's exterior. We have specialised, high-powered vacuum systems to deeply vacuum dirt from carpets. Summit’s team of skilled technicians are passionate about cars and committed to providing exceptional service. Our highly trained staff specialise in personalised attention to customers’ vehicles and needs. Our team is exceptionally experienced in dealing with luxury vehicles.

Can a car wash get pet hair out of my car?

Summit car wash can, but pet hair removal is challenging and not included in our standard vacuum process. We can assess your vehicle and provide a quotation for the work required to remove the pet hair.

How long does a car wash take?

The duration of a car wash depends on the type of wash you choose and the number of cars ahead of you. A car wash takes 30 to 40 minutes, while a more comprehensive one can take 45 to 60 minutes.

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