Friday, November 13, 2009

Shine Car Wash. Love that Place.

Every once in a while you come across a business that gets it. By "it" I mean low cost, quality work, good service, and ease of use. Thanks to my son, I found such a place at Shine Car Wash. Shine offers a five dollar self-drive-through carwash, and for an additional four bucks, wheel treatments and hand dry. It's fast, easy to use, and their machines do a good job.

And the best part: you do the vacuuming, which at Shine is odd kind of a joy. After the car wash, you drive around, signage easily guiding the way, to a bank of about 20 vacuum hoses neatly hanging from frames at about 10 parking spots. Each parking spot has two hoses, one for each side of the car. Pull the hoses out of their holders and vacuum away.

Warning: the vacuum is twice the power of the standard 50 cent vacuum cannister. Shine's vacuum gets every leaf, scrap of paper, penny, quarter, lonely french fry, and anything that isn't glued down. I hope they have a way of pulling out the money because I vacuumed up at least 15 cents.  I'll put it this way. I'd pay the 5 bucks just to use the vacuums. They are a work of engineering art.

Okay, I admit it, I am easily entertained but I really like this operation. Shine Car Wash gets the Food & Fort Worth, "I like it", seal of approval.

Shine Car Wash is just north of Berry Street, east of University about 1/3 mile, near the Blockbuster Video.


Rambler said...

Would that be just north of Berry? There is a car wash behind the Blockbuster that's had several names. I haven't noticed the latest, but I can't think of another car wash along there.

Francis Shivone said...

Right -- north of Berry. I'll correct the post.

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Great cars need great car wash:)

Doug said...

you must have gone on a day after they cleaned the filters or something. Sometimes those vacuums just (don't) suck.