Self-Serve Bays

Self-Serve DIY Wand car wash Bays

Pricing: $2 to activate 3.6 minutes of wash time.

Insert more quarters before time expires to add more time.
Secure credit and debit card acceptance with CryptoPay is available on all car wash bays.

Our Bay Use Policy:

We strive to provide well-maintained, clean facilities for our customers. Therefore, we do not allow mechanical work or spray painting on our premises. Please don’t wash excessively muddy vehicles or truck beds with debris in our bays. If you leave mud or debris in the bay after washing your vehicle, please clean it up or wash it down as a courtesy to the next customer. Also please don’t bucket wash when other customers are waiting. Likewise, please respect our bay signs regarding our other policies.

Credit Card Instructions:

self-serve bay meter

All car wash bays accept credit and debit cards. Swipe the card with the magnetic stripe facing right. The timer starts a count down from 3:36.

To add more time, press the button on the credit card reader. One press is equal to adding 25 cents. To cancel unused time, press and hold the button for 3 seconds. The total charged to your card is rounded to the nearest penny and displayed on the screen.

Our minimum credit/debit charge is $2.00. A $10 temporary pre-authorization may show on your account. This will adjust to the actual amount spent in 1-2 days.
Get your secure credit card receipt here. Receipts are available 2 hours after the purchase.

Please contact us if you have any problems or questions about your credit card charges.

Step 1: Presoak (Low Pressure)**

DIY self-serve car wash
DIY Wand Wash Bays

First select Presoak. Our car wash presoak is an alkaline product that works on tough road film, salt and winter road treatments. It loosens grime and makes the other car wash selections work more effectively. It’s great for cleaning wheels and tires, provided the wheel finish is tolerant of high ph chemicals.*

Step 2: High pressure soap**

Our high pressure foaming soap* helps blast away the dirt that is loosened by the presoak pass.It is not recommended to use high pressure on loose vehicle trim, aftermarket parts, decals and magnets.

Our high pressure soap is heated to boost cleaning power.

Hand-Washing Recommendations & Our Policy

The best way to avoid scratching your car’s paint is to avoid touching it with friction agents. Even soft microfiber towels can pick up small dirt particles, acting like sandpaper against the finish. We recommend acquiring a synthetic foam chamois for washing and a separate one for drying. This material can’t hold dirt and is less likely to cause scratches.  Synthetic chamois are available at auto parts stores and retail stores. Our soap foams well and can be used on low pressure for hand washing. Tip: don’t squeeze the handle if you want low pressure soap and rinse the chamois well prior to using. You can also use foaming brush soap for that purpose.
We don’t mind if you hand wash your car in our car wash bays as long as no other customers are waiting and the bay isn’t blocked for long periods of time.

Step 3: Foaming Brush

We use the softest foaming brushes available
Foaming Brush

brushes

Inspect the brush for debris before using. While we use the softest brushes available on the market, sometimes debris from other customers may be left behind in the bristles. We recommend rinsing the brush with high pressure rinse prior to use.

Turn the selection dial to foaming brush and verify thick foam with a shaving-cream consistency is coming out. Never use the brush on a dry car or without turning on the machine since scratches could result. Never dip the brush in foam left behind on the bay floor! It can pick up contaminants that will scratch the car’s paint.
Starting at the top and working your way down, gently scrub the vehicle, including wheels. Please don’t use the brush on greasy items or engines.

Note: We use an anti-freeze soap solution in winter, but there is a possibility that the brushes will freeze in cold weather. Our brushes stop working at 15 degrees or below. We suggest checking the brush for frozen bristles and rinse the brush with high pressure soap.

Step 4: High pressure rinse**

Use high pressure rinse to spray the entire vehicle from top to bottom, making sure to rinse off all soap and polish residue. Our water is softened to reduce spotting.

The wand can be used to spray underneath the vehicle and in wheel wells to flush salt and road treatments (spray undercarriage at your own risk after carefully following your car’s  owners’ manual recommendations. We are not responsible for damage due to misuse of our wash equipment or chemicals.)

Step 5: Polish

Our gloss-enhancing polish is a special polymer surface protectant that provides excellent water beading and some water sheeting. While it doesn’t replace regular application of carnauba wax, we’re sure you’ll notice the sheen, gloss and smoothness as you’re drying  the vehicle with a chamois. Applying polish each time you wash will help keep dirt and surface contaminants from penetrating the paint, making it easier to remove dirt the next time the vehicle is washed.

Important: clean thoroughly before applying polish for the best results, and ALWAYS rinse the polish off with high pressure rinse followed by spot free rinse.

Step 6: Spot free rinse (medium pressure)

Our spot free rinse is reverse-osmosis purified to remove minerals that cause spotting on your vehicle’s surface. The water is dispensed at a medium pressure. Start at the top of the vehicle and rinse all sides thoroughly. Make sure to flush the crevices, also. Regular rinse water tends to lay in hiding until you travel down the road, resulting in water streaks on your otherwise spot-free surface. Flushing crevices like the door cracks, mirrors, and other crevices with spot free rinse helps prevent streaking.

Step 7: Air Dryer (available in middle bay only)

The Air Shammee is a powerful warm air dryer. Excellent for drying the crevices, mirrors, door cracks and everywhere water escapes from and leaves streaks. The air dryer will produce warm air after a minute or two.

Tip: try a sweeping motion as if pushing the water in one direction. Our spot free rinse won’t leave a residue so there’s no need to completely dry the entire vehicle.

Air Shammee is a product of Diskin Systems.