Faq's

Why use Us - Ultimate Hand Car Wash?

We use only the best professional vehicle cleaning products incl. AutoGlym and AutoSmart.

Our professionally trained team use only the safest washing and valeting techniques to avoid scratch and swirl marks caused by most automated washing brushes and hand finish to ensure your vehicle is brought to the Ultimate Showroom finish.

Do I need to make a booking for your service?

No1 (Exterior Wash) and No2 (Mini Valet) doesn’t require a booking.

No3 (Exterior Valet) or Interior Valet (Full Interior Wash) - booking advisable.

No4 (Full Valet) requires a booking. You can do so by calling us on: 075 9393 5555 or simply by filling our ’Contact Us’ form on our website.

How long Exterior Wash, Mini Valet, Exterior Valet or Full Valet will take?

It depends on the service required, on condition of your car and how busy we are at that moment.

But a Basic exterior wash usually takes around 10-15 minutes, the Ultimate Exterior wash around 15-20min.

Mini Valet: 30-40min, Exterior Valet: 40-60min, Interior Valet: approx. 3hours (incl. drying time), Full Valet: 6-8 hours.

For all Valets we recommend to give us an extra time, so we can work under no pressure ensuring the Ultimate Showroom finish.

How often should I wash my Vehicle?

Wash it when it’s dirty. If you drive your vehicle daily, we recommend you wash it at least once a week. Washing your vehicle often will ensure that the surface is being cared for properly. If you go for many weeks without washing your vehicle you might have allowed irreparable damage from acid rains, bird droppings, bugs or salt to occur. Taking a good care of your vehicle will not just make it good looking, but also extend it’s lifetime and increase the value on the market.

Will frequent washing ruin the finish of my vehicle?

Most vehicle manuals say to frequent professional car washes, because clear coat treatments and wax protectants protect your vehicle from the damaging effects or weather or UV ray damage. Frequent washing is actually good for your vehicle.

Most common environmental elements which can corrode and damage my vehicles paintwork.

SALT Most icy roads are treated with corrosive mixture of sand and salt often in the form of sodium chloride. In recent years, another corrosive salt mixture– sodium magnesium– has been used on roads, which some experts say is even more corrosive. Some transportation departments have even stopped using it due to it’s harsh impact on cars. Whichever mixture is used, salt caked on the undercarriage can promote rust, especially in older vehicles.

ACID RAIN According to studies compiled by ICA (International Carwash Association), it is critical to wash a vehicle immediately after a rainfall. As rain falls, it collects pollutants from the air, a concept commonly referred to as acid rain and triggered by industrial and traffic pollution. The water eventually evaporates leaving a thin film of pollutants that can damage a car’s finish permanently.

ENVIRONMENT ELEMENTS Bird droppings, tree sap, tar and bugs. They are one of the worsts your vehicle’s enemies. Bird droppings and bug residue contain acid. Both needs to be removed gently and as quickly as possible or they’ll damage your paint. Some bugs will eat into your paint and tree sap will harden like concrete and damage the paint as well. Tar and certain oils used on roads require extremely strong solvents to remove. Under any circumstances don’t use a dish washing sponge!! It will scratch and damage your paint surface.

What if it’s raining?

We are fully indoor car wash – so no matter what's the weather we can still offer all of our services.

What is a car wax? Why it’s important?

The wax gives your car’s paint job it’s shine and protects the porous lacquer base coat from damage. You need to get your car regularly cleaned and waxed to keep it good looking and protected. We recommend to have a car waxed at least 2-3 times a year. For the Ultimate finish we recommend AutoGlym High Definition Wax.

What is a snow foam you use for a car washing?

A specialised cleaning foaming TFR developed specifically for use on a cars. The high level of foam increases the contact time of the product with the surface of the vehicle to allow the detergent to effectively remove traffic film, oil and grease from vehicle body.

What is a Car Clay?

Clay bars have been used by professional valeters for years and we believe that they are fantastic for oxidised paintwork. These totally non-abrasive bars safely and quickly remove surface contaminations, rail dust, industrial fallout and overspray by ”pulling” it off the surface. Used prior to polishing a car for an ultra smooth finish. We recommend that this service only carried out by trained staff.

What is a Paint Renovation?

Deep cleanse of exterior paint work. A clay bar used to remove any traces of industrial fallout, etc. Use of an electrical buffing machine to remove light surface scratches, holograms, blemishes and dulling effects (T-Cutting). Wax, polish and buff exterior of a car to a high gloss mirror finish. Generally for cars with either scratched or faded paint work.