Like New: The Car Wash Evolves

Keeping it clean in the vicinity


The days of washing your own car seem to be gone in world where a clean, shiny vehicle is a must — and all the more valued in a dusty, dry domain like the Valley. Driving in and getting “the works” or a “VIP” carwash is as easy as knowing where to go. It’s all location, location, location in our vicinity, with simple solutions from the quick “express” wash to the full “detail.”

Water waste, long lines and taking hours to complete a wash are a thing of the past. Today, these car wash companies are all about satisfying the customer and getting it done fast. It’s a quality wash job (with the exception of a few wet spots here and there), and a wax and other options can be added on as well.

Taking just a little longer but providing a higher level of service, the Lindstrom Family Auto Wash on Indian School Road has been hand-washing and -drying cars for decades. The quality products used and the attention to detail ensure a first-class experience (as carwashes go) and a spotless outcome. With gleaming tires and even a fresh scent, your car is good to go for another week at least. Many services, including hand-detailing, are offered.

Family-owned and -operated since the late ’50s is The Carwasher in Old Town Scottsdale. Known for its great care and use of cloth brushes to protect the car, this landmark offers many services that can accommodate the car owner’s every need. This includes an express wash where the driver simply pays outside and drives through the wash tunnel, then goes on his way looking pretty darn cleaned.

Jacksons Car Wash purchased Danny’s Family Car Wash, the local trailblazer and longtime leader in luxe one-stop car care, in August 2014. Jacksons is a convenience store business in five states that continues to create a sense of luxury in the most unlikely of places — this time, a car wash. It offers oil changes and other car-care services.

Many of the local car washes know that customers are coming in frequently, and each offers various discounts and loyalty programs to keep the dirty clean. Drive in or go online to check on each of their programs and stay clean as you drive through our vicinity and beyond.

The-CarwasherThe Carwasher
This is full-service, meaning attendants will clean your vehicle inside and out. Exit the vehicle and wait in an air-conditioned lobby where gifts and other accessories are available.
7501 E. Indian School Rd., Scottsdale
(480) 949-0933

jacksons-washJacksons Car Wash
The company invested millions in renovating the sublime waiting areas, upgrading the wash and service equipment to be state-of-the-art, and building an inventory of the highest-quality car-care products on the market.
1954 E. Highland Ave., Phoenix
(602) 277-8877

Lindstroms-Car-WashLindstrom Family Auto Wash
The business uses the finest professional Maguire® products to make your vehicle sparkle like brand new. And its free email newsletters keep customers in-the-know.
3003 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix
(602) 957-8402


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