best carwash in metro boston
February 28, 2006 10:08 AM   Subscribe

I want personal recommendations for carwashes in Boston/Metro West. I like the kind where I put money in and get to soap up my car myself. But I will consider other kinds as long as you tell me that they are very effective. (I have been dissatisfied with conveyor/brushless carwashes in the past and I hate to waste money.)
posted by Mayor Curley to Home & Garden (12 answers total)
I am a big fan of the Allston Car Wash but they're not a DIY place. It's pricey, but definitely worth it.
I've been to a Scrub-a-dub on north beacon street, near the Comp USA there - dont remember the cross street name, and it's been fine - had all the brushes and hoses I needed.
posted by darsh at 10:15 AM on February 28, 2006

Titan Gas on Broadway on the Somerville/Medford line near Ball Sq. has car wash bays AND coin-operated vaccuums for the interior. They also usually have good gas prices.
posted by Sprout the Vulgarian at 10:28 AM on February 28, 2006

I'll second Allston Car Wash. It's the team of workers who dry your car and wipe down the dash with chamois towels that makes it worth the trip.
posted by schoolgirl report at 10:36 AM on February 28, 2006

I agree, go to the Allston Car Wash. They've got guys who hand-dry your car (quickly) at the end, and dust off your interior. The general machine washing part is very effective.
posted by rxrfrx at 10:37 AM on February 28, 2006

If memory serves, there is one on Somerville Ave near Porter Square. Same stuff as Sprout the Vulgarian's.
posted by Lazlo Hollyfeld at 11:05 AM on February 28, 2006

Found them. They have a website. Check out that fine, fine domain name.
posted by Lazlo Hollyfeld at 11:09 AM on February 28, 2006

Touchless ("brushless") washes aren't very effective if your car hasn't been washed in a long time (not I didn't say "is very dirty"). Go to a wash that has soft-touch *cloth*, not foam. I know it's not specific to Boston, jes' sayin'.
posted by notsnot at 11:49 AM on February 28, 2006

I second the Somerville Ave one, near Porter. I go there a lot.
posted by jdl at 11:49 AM on February 28, 2006

Thirding the place on Somerville Ave--they did a great job of spiffing my car up, inside and out, before prospective buyers looked at it.
posted by jesourie at 11:51 AM on February 28, 2006

Belmont Car Wash is quite good. It's on Trapelo Road in Belmont right near the Belmont/Waltham border.
posted by NotMyselfRightNow at 12:20 PM on February 28, 2006

Response by poster: I am going to give the Allston Car Wash a try after work because I work in Allston.
posted by Mayor Curley at 12:31 PM on February 28, 2006

Randy's in Melrose (Tremont St, the web tells me) was the only decent DIY carwash I ever found during my spell in the area.

Man, I miss Massachusetts.
posted by Kwantsar at 6:46 PM on February 28, 2006

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