top places to get your car washed in coquitlam

You have a variety of options when you need to have your car washed. The automatic car wash is easy to use and can help you save time. However, not every detail of your car will be spotless and you risk getting your paint scratched on that brand new Chevrolet. The automatic touchless car wash might be a better alternative because your car remains stationary, and the machines use streams of water instead of brushes, which can scratches and dings. That said, the touchless car wash can miss spots on your car and scratch your paint, depending on how the machine operates and what soaps they use.

The self-service car wash is popular with many people because of its convenience, especially if you live in an apartment or condo. You can make sure that your car is as clean and shiny as you want by washing it yourself. They can be a bit pricey, considering that you are doing the work. That, and they can attract crowds, which can lead to long wait lines, depending on what time you go.

Auto detailing services entail having your car hand washed and detailed by a professional crew. Depending on the level of service you want and the business’ reputation, you might find yourself spending quite a bit of money. Before you invest, you should check and see what services your local car dealership can offer under warranty. After all, you wouldn’t want to be responsible for that scratch on a new car!

Here are the top five places that we found to help you decide where to go to get your car washed on-the-go. You will find touchless and self-serve options. We cover what these businesses offer and what customers have to say about their experiences with them. When your car needs a wash, it’s important to do so to avoid dirt causing scruffs to your paint job.

Target Hand Car Wash & Detail

Target Hand Car Wash & Detail was established in 2000. Their services range from inside and outside car washing to car detailing, all done by hand. They also provide automotive protection packages and detailing packages. They are 3M certified to apply protection packages for windows, paint, and upholstery. Additional services include engine shampoo, spot shampoo, ozone treatment to remove odors, Aquapel windshield rain repellent application and more. Their high-quality standards have allowed them to attain contracts with auto dealers, such as BMW, Honda, Volkswagon and others. No appointment is needed for a car wash, but you will need to schedule a time if you need detailing done. Customers praised them for their fast, high quality of their work, their prices and the convenience of them being open 7 days a week.

Go Wash Car Wash

Go Wash Car Wash is a family-owned business that uses eco-friendly products to clean their customers’ cars. They offer four touchless automatic wash packages, self-serve wash bays, and a detail center. The Touchless $9 Go Xpress package includes a hot pre-soak, wash, spot-free rinse, and drying. The $18 Go Xtreme package includes an undercarriage flush rust inhibitor, wheel washer, tire cleaner, two hot pre-soaks, tri-foam conditioner, four washes, total car protector, spot free rinse and four drying cycles. Go Wash also offers Fleet Services for businesses, associations, taxis, schools and government agencies. This service offers savings between 30 and 40% on vehicle washes. Go Wash provides several payment options for their customers, including prepaid cards up to $100. Customers liked the efficiency of the self-serve system, the multiple options available, the good condition of the brushes and equipment and the smell of the soaps.

Royal Oak Car Wash

Royal Oak Car Wash is the largest and well-known self-serve car wash facility in Burnaby. Part of the reason for their popularity is their fundraising programs, which allow organizations to sell car wash coupons to donors. The group gets a percentage of every sale. Royal Oak also provides the group with further fundraising opportunities by designating day(s) to sell anything they want for 100% of the profit.

A basic car wash starts at $2.00 in tokens, cash or credit cards. There are 6 self-serve vacuums and 11 self-serve car wash bays. This car wash center is convenient for cars, SUVs, trucks and RVs. Detailing services are also available to provide a quick shine and temporary protection for vehicles that do not have heavily soiled interiors or badly damaged finishes. This includes hand waxing, mini detailing and carpet shampoo.

Customers liked the roominess of the facility, the self-serve private booths, the cheap price and the customer service. They also like the 24-hour service and the good quality of the equipment. They didn’t like that there are no attendants on the premises, in case the token machines malfunction.

Squeaky Hand Car Wash

Squeaky Hand Car Wash is a family run business that was established in 2013. They specialize in polishing, exterior detail, interior detail, wax and paint protection, winter care and engine cleaning, using up-to-date equipment and high-quality cleaners. Their engine cleaning service can involve simple periodic cleanings to more robust cleanings that help remove particles from blown head gaskets, grease and oil build-ups and more. If you need to remove cigarette or cigar smoke, you can order their interior detailing service. They can remove stains from the carpet, seats, and console so that your car looks and smells brand new again. If your car needs waxing and paint protection, they can help you with that. They apply a thin layer of vinyl that will protect your vehicles from scratches and rock chips. For more complex jobs, you will need to schedule a consultation. They also offer gift cards. Squeaky offers a waiting room with fresh coffee and TV for customers who need to wait. Customers were very happy with the services they received.

Each car wash facility listed has features that will suit just about anyone’s needs while on-the-go. If you find one on here that piques your interest, conduct some more research or stop by the place and ask to speak to a representative. He or she can fill you in on some more of the details about their services and the time it will take to complete the services you want to get your car looking the way you want it to look.