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Old 12-07-2009, 07:31 PM   #1
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Good DC area car wash?

I know it is not good to use drive thru car wash's but during the winter in DC it is almost impossible to keep your car clean regularly. I don't have a garage so I can't wash it inside. And I have a noah car cover but I really don"t want to put it on when the car is dirty and can't wash my car by hand every time I want to use the cover, I do have to make some time for work.

Can anyone recommend a good drive thru car wash in the DC area? Don't beat me over the head to bad for wanting to take my car to a drive thru, but a good wash in 15min or less would be a beautiful thing this time of year.

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Old 12-07-2009, 09:03 PM   #2
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Where are you located in the DC area?
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Old 12-07-2009, 09:17 PM   #3
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just google a touchless car wash in washington dc and i bet you will find something
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Old 12-07-2009, 09:19 PM   #4
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Where are you located in the DC area?
By Takoma Metro station, Underwood PL.
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Old 12-08-2009, 06:11 AM   #5
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just google a touchless car wash in washington dc and i bet you will find something
I agree with Tim.... thats a start
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Old 12-08-2009, 07:55 AM   #6
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Georgia and missouri or go north on new hampshire ave just before you get to university blvd .
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Old 12-08-2009, 08:54 AM   #7
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Georgia and missouri or go north on new hampshire ave just before you get to university blvd .
I have never tried the one on New Hampshire, I may have to give it a try. I used to go to the one on GA & Missouri but I find them rather crappy now. Have you ever used the Laserwash place in college park? I found that on line last night when looking for a touchless car washes. I was going to go by and see what it was like after work today.

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Old 12-08-2009, 01:05 PM   #8
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Another question?

Should I use my Noah car cover in frezzing rain or snow? This is forecast for tonight/tomorrow and I was thinking I should get my car washed today and then put the cover on it. This is the main reason I got this but not sure this is the best usage for it. Any thoughts? Anyone else using this cover in bad weather?
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Old 12-08-2009, 01:25 PM   #9
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you will be very happy with the one on N.H. Ave they don't rush. Of course you can do a better job but they do in 25 min what it takes at least 6 to 8 hours for me to do inside and out
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Old 12-08-2009, 01:26 PM   #10
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better still after you wash it bring it to my house i live ten min from there. you can keep it in my garage until i get mine in feb.
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Old 12-08-2009, 01:45 PM   #11
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lol don't temp me man, I may be at your door one snowy day. I am refurbishing the garage this spring so I only need to survive one winter outside.

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Old 12-08-2009, 01:55 PM   #12
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I got my NOAH on until i move next week to a home with a garage . They say its made for all weather so im gonna get my 200 bucks outta that thing

Yes its been on my car for about a week now.
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Old 12-08-2009, 02:27 PM   #13
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Yeah I'm gonna use mine tonight I think. I just hate putting it on a dirty car. Guess I'll get her washed after work or wait until crappy weather passes tomorrow and wash it afterwards.

So you had no problem or worries with freezing? Mine actually had some ice on it after the little show and rain we got last week and when I went to take it off Monday I noticed it was still frozen so I did not attempt to take it off.
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Old 12-08-2009, 03:01 PM   #14
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I havent taken mines off yet.... when i move to the new place on monday its coming off... and I let it sit on an extra day and let the sun hit on it to dry it off.... but since I have no home for her yet .... it will have to do for now.
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Old 12-08-2009, 05:41 PM   #15
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There is a Flagship car wash in Rockville that has bays where you can wash your car yourself. I think more and more flagship car washes are doing that.

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Old 12-16-2009, 10:15 AM   #16
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Touchless car washes really don't clean all that salt and road crap off that well. I use the car washes that have the wide strips of sponge that hang down and a dryer at the end. Been using them for years and have been very happy with the results. But of course nothing beats a good hand washing/sponge bath for your beauty. NEVER use the ones that have those plastic strips that spin - they will eff up your car in a bad way. Hope this helps.
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Old 01-15-2010, 11:51 AM   #17
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If you have an SS be careful. I've seen posts on camaro5 of the 20" wheels getting scraped by car wash wheel tracks. The tires don't extend much past the wheel lip to protect the wheel from the guide curbs on automatic car washes.
I brought my Camaro to the brand new car wash in my town. After inspecting my tires/wheels they advised they would not guarantee the wheels will not get damaged.
They get $5.99 inc tax for the machine wash and $9.95 for a hand wash that puts the car on a moving sidewalk type conveyer. Its the $9.95 for me if I can't do it myself.
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Old 01-16-2010, 09:49 AM   #18
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If you have an SS be careful. I've seen posts on camaro5 of the 20" wheels getting scraped by car wash wheel tracks. The tires don't extend much past the wheel lip to protect the wheel from the guide curbs on automatic car washes.
I brought my Camaro to the brand new car wash in my town. After inspecting my tires/wheels they advised they would not guarantee the wheels will not get damaged.
They get $5.99 inc tax for the machine wash and $9.95 for a hand wash that puts the car on a moving sidewalk type conveyer. Its the $9.95 for me it I can't do it myself.
Where's your town? I like the sidewalk type conveyer idea and the price is right.
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Old 01-17-2010, 08:59 AM   #19
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Where's your town? I like the sidewalk type conveyer idea and the price is right.
It's a beautiful new modern car wash here in Ct. I think there putting the other older carwashes in the area out of business.
Their website is: www.russellspeeders.com. They list their locations but not too many so far.
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Old 01-23-2010, 04:47 PM   #20
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Some car washes use Acid as a agent besides the soap that cleans vehicle. I think the best way of car washes, is do it yourself. You save $8-10.00 that many car washes charge.
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Old 01-24-2010, 12:13 AM   #21
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"Best Car Wash" is the name, its at the intersection of Rt. 50 and Annandale rd in Falls Church, VA. $17 they wash the entire inside and out. its brush-less.
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Old 01-24-2010, 07:26 PM   #22
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rt 1 in laurel only the machine goes around your car real touchless used it last week on my truck
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Old 01-24-2010, 07:28 PM   #23
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There's a good place called "auto spa" in Timonium,Md
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Old 01-24-2010, 07:32 PM   #24
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hes gonna have to wash it twice if he goes from D.C. to Timonium ad back (lol)
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Check this one out: http://www.5starautospa.net/
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