Self-Serve DIY Wand car wash Bays

Pricing: $3 to activate 4.5 minutes of wash time.

Our self-serve car wash bays accept quarters or cards. Insert more quarters before time expires to add 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, debris, or trash in the bay, please clean it up as a courtesy to the next customer. Also don’t bucket wash, hand dry, or loiter while blocking a bay – Be courteous and pull around to the curb to dry or detail your vehicle. Likewise, please respect our bay signs regarding our other policies.

Credit Card Instructions:

All car wash bays accept credit and debit cards. Swipe the card with the magnetic stripe facing right. The timer begins counting up in $.01 cent increments. Begin washing right away!
To end charges, press the button on the swiper. The total charged to your card is rounded to the nearest penny and displayed on the screen.

Credit Card Instructions
Credit Card Instructions

Our minimum credit/debit charge is $3.00. A temporary pre-authorization may show on your account. This will adjust to the actual amount spent in 1-2 days. The maximum charge per swipe is $15. You can swipe your card again if necessary. Important: Don’t leave the bay until the timer is stopped! Changing the selection to a dead space won’t stop the charges. You must press the swiper button.

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.

Washing Recommendations

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 using our presoak first to loosen soils, then follow up with high pressure soap. If a film remains, use the foaming brush only while it is on to avoid picking up debris! Follow up with rinse and polish, then a final pass of reverse-osmosis purified spot free rinse. Use a synthetic foam chamois or our Air Shamee for drying. Synthetic chamois are available at auto parts stores and retail stores. This material can’t hold dirt and is less likely to cause scratches. 

Step 1: Presoak (Low Pressure)**

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: Heated 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.

DIY self-serve car wash

If you want something done right, sometimes it’s best to do it yourself. Car washing is no exception!

Step 3: Foaming Brush
Self-Serve car wash foaming brush
Foamy brush soap

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.

We use the softest foaming brushes available
Foaming Brush

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 or polish before use regardless of temperatures. Both options are heated year round.

Step 4: High Pressure Cold Water 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.)

High pressure rinse is cold water only. We recommend using high pressure soap or polish to melt ice and snow off in winter.

Step 5: Heated 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. In addition, it sheets off rainwater and acts as a barrier for surface contaminants – making it easier to clean your vehicle next time.

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 or 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)
Self-Serve Air Dryer is available in Bay 2, Our Town Auto Wash Fairborn

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.