Frequently Asked Questions

  • 01 Can I cancel a body repair service? Will I get charged?
    We understand that schedules change and you may need to change the time of a body repair. If you cancel the booking, you will lose your 10% deposit. If you cancel within 24 hours of the scheduled time, we will charge 50% of the booking price. Cancellations within 12 hours of the booking time will be charged at 100%. If you move a repair 24 hours before the due date to another time (within 30 days) and do not cancel, you will be charged a 10% fee. Changing the time 12 hours before a booking will result in a 50% fee. The reason, your body repair specialist will have booked out time for you and your vehicle in their working day and they need to make a living.
  • 02 What are the career progression opportunities like at Dropless?
    At Dropless we value internal career growth and we are glad to offer our employees vertical and lateral career paths within or across functions. We don’t use timescales at Dropless and aren’t afraid to reward people early on in their Dropless journey who are performing to a high level and show the right attitude. We make a point to acknowledge those who show a desire and drive to develop within the company.
  • 03 What are the roles that are typically available within Dropless?
    We offer mobile valeting washer and mobile body repair technicians’ position based across most of the UK. At all times, we evaluate new talents to strengthen our back office London and/or Bristol office teams.
  • 04 What is the most fun part of working with Dropless?
    The Dropless team is very cohesive, full of energy, enthusiastic and creative. While constantly working on different projects across functions, we get to know each other, grow together personally and professionally, travel (when possible) and socialise. We pride ourselves on building strong relationships in the workplace to allow bonds to grow both on a professional and social level.
  • 05 Where do I enter the promotion code I have?
    If you received a promotion code for a discounted wash, please enter this on the final screen before checkout. Once you apply the promo code, any discounts will be deducted from the total amount, unless it applies to a specific service in which case the discount will apply on a per service basis.
  • 06 Do you work with businesses?
    Yes we do. Businesses should contact us on [email protected] to discuss special rates for business accounts. Whether you want your fleet of sales cars looking perfect or you simply want to put a smile on your employee’s faces with a weekly car clean, please don’t hesitate to reach out.
  • 07 How does Dropless promote diversity?
    We have always recognised and promoted the added value of a diverse work environment. Dropless talents belong to different identity groups and any cultural and talent difference makes our team stronger, more empathetic and efficient being able to address any issues valuing different people and situational behaviours.
  • 08 Are you servicing my area?
    On top of covering London, we’ve now launched in Bristol, Bath and Manchester as well!
  • 09 How will you clean the inside of my car?
    If you request our full valet, we will collect your keys from you at the scheduled wash time. Whether you’re in the office and leave your keys with your receptionist, or in the comfort of your home, simply drop us a comment when booking letting us know where the keys will be. If we have any problem, we’ll call you. Simple.
  • 10 How does Dropless support/promote environmental safety?
    Dropless prides itself on its eco-friendly and sustainable methods. Our eco-friendly nano solutions help us save over 150L of water per wash compared to your standard car wash! As well as this we also use electric vehicles as a form of transport for our operatives! We believe that we are ambassadors for environmental safety and as such we only use water to dilute our products which are not harmful to the environment.
  • 11 Is it harmful to the environment?
    No, not at all! Our waterless products contain no hazardous ingredients unlike those contained in most conventional style products such as petroleum, acids, solvents. What’s even better… Every time you use Dropless over a traditional hand or electric car wash you save on average, over 150 litres of water!!! As we use less than 1 litre per wash, a fortnightly wash saves annually over 2500 litres of water per person.
  • 12 Will I get scratch and swirl marks?
    No. Our nano solutions are formulated to break down and encapsulate surface dirt that can be safely removed from the vehicle surface using clean microfibre mits without damaging any paintwork. Each of our operatives are trained for over a week on how to properly detail cars and get a job perfect 100% of the time.
  • 13 What skills can I learn from a career within Dropless?
    We are the UK’s fastest growing mobile car and fleet washing, valeting, scratch and dents and servicing company. Our digital mindset and sustainable business model is embedded in every company decision, together with technical expertise, sales grip, detail orientation and people management.
  • 14 What happens if it rains after my car is cleaned?
    Our selected waterless nano solution contains a carnauba wax that adds a hydrophobic layer of protection that will have the rainwater run off it effortlessly. This will prevent the usual water spots left after your local car wash clean and keep your car cleaner for longer.
  • 15 Does it do the same job as water and soap?
    Our waterless solution washes away the most stubborn dirt and gives your vehicle an instantly clean, highly polished finish leaving behind no toxic runoff (saving the environment one clean at a time). Our formulation contains nano and carnauba waxes which seal the vehicle’s base metal and wax coats the paint surface at the same time for double protection; repelling water, making the surface super slick, shiny and giving anti-static protective qualities. This helps to prevent dust being attracted to the surface keeping the surfaces cleaner and shinier for much longer than old-style, traditional washing.
  • 16 What is the training process like at Dropless?
    At Dropless we take Training very seriously, we have an internal Dropless academy. Our leaders and service providers are trained and evaluated on strong basic and advanced training sections to be able to be ready to be the best Dropless Ambassadors on the ground.
  • 17 What is a waterless wash solution?
    Waterless doesn’t mean we don’t use liquid, we do, just less of it. A LOT LESS! Our nano solution is an    eco-friendly product that cleans, waxes, polishes and protects any part of your vehicle. Our nano wax contains the world’s hardest natural protective wax, high-grade carnauba, giving your vehicle a premium mirror-gloss finish.
  • 18 Can I cancel a wash? Will I get charged?
    We understand that schedules change and you may need to change the time of a wash. If you cancel the booking within 12 hours of the scheduled time, we will charge 50% of the booking. Cancellations within 3 hours of the booking time will be charged in full. If you move a wash 12 hours before the due date to another time (within 30 days) and do not cancel, you will be charged a fee of £5.00. Changing the time 3 hours before a booking will result in a £10.00 fee. The reason, your washer will have booked out time for you and your vehicle in their working day and they need to make a living.
  • 19 What can a position at Dropless offer?
    We offer competitive salaries, holiday and pension scheme, together with generous competitive bonuses, incentive packages, possible options plans - if applicable to the positions - and a very flexible and hybrid work environment. Not to mention a company vehicle for mobile valeting operatives and SMART body repair technicians. Here at Dropless we are a very tight-knit family and go through the highs and lows as a team so one thing you can expect is someone to always pick you up when you’re down.
  • 20 What do I need to provide you with when you arrive on site to clean my HGV?
    Nothing! Our van has everything that is required to clean your HGV’s including water and solutions. We also take all the dirty water offsite with us, meaning we do not need drainage to be on site in order to clean your fleet.
  • 21 How much water will I save using the Dropless hydroloop system?
    There are so many factors involved in vehicle washing and how much water can be retained. At this point in time for an average HGV we will lose about 3-5% of water used.
  • 22 How long does it take you to clean a 7.5t van?
    Less than 15 minutes! Our team is trained in the most efficient method of cleaning.
  • 23 How many vehicles can you clean using one tank’s worth of water?
    At this point in time, we are able to wash around 10-15 vehicles with one tank of water. Of course, we are always tinkering with our patent-pending technology and hope to improve this over time.
  • 24 How is the water cleaned with the Dropless hydroloop system?
    We can’t tell you the ins and outs but, in simple terms, we run it through a series of filters which separates the dirty from the clean water.
  • 25 Can I leave you with my car or do I have to be in the whole time?
    Yes, of course you can leave us with your car. If it’s an outside only, we don’t require the keys unless you specifically want the door sills done, we can normally just find your car and crack on without disturbing you. For our services involving the inside being cleaned, if you don’t have keyless entry then we will need the keys. We can grab them off from someone you trust or somewhere you’ve left them for us (whether that’s with reception or a safe hiding spot). We can then post them through your letterbox or return them to a neighbour or reception. Just let our operative know by leaving a comment in the booking notes, which you can edit during the booking process. We do ask that you are available to contact at the booking time in case we can’t find your car!
  • 26 How much water is wasted per vehicle with the Dropless hydroloop system?
    5-10% of the total amount of water used to clean the vehicle, but this is dependent on a number of factors and is always improving. 
  • 27 Can I book in multiple cars?
    Yes! As a customer you can upload your cars into the Dropless garage and book them in at the same time. If you have any issues, please get in touch with us here at [email protected] and we’ll help you get your cars booked in.
  • 28 Is there a subscription package?
    Yes, we do offer subscription for our customers via our flexi subscription and our black card memberships. Both offer terrific discounts if you’re looking for a more regular service. Contact us here at [email protected] and we’ll share all the details with you.
  • 29 Where will my body repair specialist park?
    For a mobile scratch, dent or alloy repair you will be required to provide us parking on arrival. We need to be able to park within one or two car parking spaces from your vehicle and we will need to have a minimum of three feet either side of your car to work. If you park on a permit holders only road, please remember to get us a temporary pass for the day and have it ready for us on arrival. Failure to arrange parking may result in a cancellation fee if we are unable to complete the repair. Please see our cancellation policy for guidance on fees.
  • 30 Will parking be an issue?
    Parking is rarely an issue for us, as almost all of our operatives are on mopeds, so we can generally park in pretty tight spaces without charge!
    Private Parking: If you’re parked in a private parking lot, you’ll need to provide access for our operative on arrival. If our operative is on a moped, they can usually park without a fee, however if payment is required you will need to cover this cost.
  • 31 How much space do you need around the car?
    We’re good at working in tight spaces but obviously there are limitations. We ask that you leave a minimum of 1.5 feet on all sides of the car to give our operative space to access the car.
  • 32 Do you need a electricity or water supply?
    No, we don’t require anything from you, we’re totally self-contained so don’t worry about long extension cables or getting your hose pipe out. We use long life battery-powered equipment (or a low fuel consumption generator for some services) and waterless wash techniques to allow us to be totally independent when cleaning.
  • 33 What’s the main difference between the Inside & Out and the Premium Valet services?
    The main difference is time. Our operative will typically spend 1hr and 15mins on an Inside & Out. For a Premium Valet, they have double this time, which is predominantly spent on the interior of the car (although you can ask for this to be spent more on the outside if you like). We also use some more premium products such as a dry shampoo, which gets out marks and light stains from fabrics, as well as a leather cleaner. Altogether, the Premium Valet gives our operatives more time and better products to go into a higher level of detail on your car, particularly the interior.