Granted, there are a lot of luxury/exotic cars around here (and people with “money”), but driving around and reading signs at car wash joints, I cannot believe the high prices they charge for a wash. And the vehicles are waiting in line with drivers anxious to pay!
These car washes at $20 - $30 or more are out of my league. Besides, I have this thing about paying for anything I can do myself, especially with unlimited spare time available.
One thing I like is that living here, after a car wash, my cars usually stay clean for a month or two. Also, I thought I’d be totally giving up self car washing here when we bought the condo, but to my surprise I still can.
A while after after moving in I saw a guy washing his car just outside our under-building parking garage. There’s a nice hose there for our building and place to plug in a vacuum from the storage room. All I have to do is put on a swim suit, show up with a bucket of suds and my car.
The reason I bring this up is because I do a little car wash detailing when I hand wash my car. I wash all the door jambs and door interior perimeters and with the trunk and hood open, I clean those jambs, too. I’m relatively certain that my wash is better than the highfalutin, expensive washes.
How much is a hand wash where you live?
Do you use a gas fill to get a break on wash prices?
Do you pay it or wash it yourself at home or go to a DIY place?
Do you just roll through an automatic wash? How expensive is that?