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The Best Car Washes in Canberra

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Keeping your car clean and sparkling is a necessary part of everyday life. Sure, you could grab a bucket of soapy water and a sponge and get to work right there on your driveway, but you’ll struggle to achieve the results of a professional wash.

In this article, we’ll share with you our top picks for car washes in the Canberra region. There’s something for everyone, whether you’re looking for a simple clean or for more meticulous detailing.

Let’s jump right into it.

What makes an excellent car wash?

Not sure what you are looking for in a car wash? No worries. Take a look at these tips and use them as a starting point as you search out what you need.

  • Unbeatable results. There’s no point paying for a professional car wash service if the results fall flat. The best car washes in Canberra deliver flawlessly clean results time and time again.
  • Friendly and knowledgeable staff. If you opt for a professional car washing and detailing service, you should expect experience, know-how, and attention to detail – all delivered with a friendly attitude.
  • Well priced. If it’s quick and simple you’re after, look for a car wash service that’ll cost you little more than your spare change.
  • Conveniently located. You probably don’t want to drive too far out of your way to get your car washed. Location is key.

The top car washes in Canberra according to you

RiotACT’s editorial team has combed through 19 years of on-site comments to compile a list of the most recommended businesses according to you.

To be listed in our Best of Canberra series, each business needs to have consistently received positive feedback on RiotACT and Facebook as well as maintaining a minimum average of 4/5 stars on Google.

Without further ado, here are the top car washes servicing the Canberra region.

Fyshwick Car and Dog Wash

Fyshwick Car and Dog Wash is a fully refurbished, modern car wash facility. Offering a next-gen touch-free laser wash, three self-serve wash bays, seven vacuum station, and a dog wash for your furry mates, Fyshwick Car and Dog Wash is one of the best places to clean your car – inside and out – in Canberra.

Classic Carwash

Dotted throughout Canberra and its surrounds, Classic Carwash is a reliable, efficient 24/7 car washing service. Locally owned and managed for two decades, the team at Classic Carwash pride themselves on excellent results and stellar customer service.

Obsession Car Detailing

Looking for something a little more high-end? Obsession Car Detailing is a premium cleaning and detail services for the most discerning of car connoisseurs. From European luxury cars to high-performance speed machines, the passionate team at Obsession are equipped to get any vehicle looking as good as new.

Advanced Car Detailing Services

The experienced staff at Advanced Car Detailing Services know that a spotless car is the envy of all car owners and are committed to maintaining your vehicle to the highest standard. Their first-class service can transform a dirty, tired-looking car into a sleek, sophisticated vehicle.

Who did you pick?

Thanks to our commenters who have provided insightful feedback on the best and worst Canberra Car Wash.

If you believe we have got it wrong, please let us know.

Where do you get your car washed in Canberra? Share your experience, in the comments section below.


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Tulip 5:01 pm 12 May 15

Ha. Our cars are not allowed to be taken anywhere were they leave marks in the paintwork (i.e. drive through car washes or places where they use buffing machines). Therefore, we do it ourselves and this constitutes a major commitment of time and effort. For those of you that don’t know…there is a technique to hand washing a car – who would have thought? I had no idea before I married a car washing perfectionist who has always driven unique cars. However, after many years of marriage I now have a firm grasp of the procedure – and yes – I do wash the cars by following the rules below:

– Have several cloths and chamois’ for washing and drying as well as a good quality detergent – we like Meguires – many of the cheaper brands are like dishwashing detergent and are likely to strip any polish you have on the car.

– Only wash the car on an overcast day, in the shade or at night. Water with detergent that drys before you rinse it off can leave water marks on the paintwork! Therefore requiring a polish to clean it up.

– Taking into account the requirement to work fast, you wash the car in sections from the top down.

– Rinse the outside of the car.
– Wash the top section of the car with your cleanest/newest sponge or cloth.
– Rinse the top section.
– Dry the top section with your best chamois.
– Wash the middle section of the car with your second best sponge or cloth.
– Rinse.
– Dry with your second best chamois.
– Wash the bottom section of the car with your third best sponge or cloth. As this section is usually the dirtiest it pays not to contaminate your first and second best cloths with this dirt.
– Rinse.
– Dry with your third best chamois.
– Wipe up any overflow water during the process. I can sometime wipe the same part of the car 3 times before I am done.

Then you can move onto the wheels where you:
– Wash them with the remainder of the bucket of water from washing the car
– Wash with your WORST rag/cloth/sponge.
– Dry with your second WORST rag/cloth/sponge.
– Paint the tyres.

Waa haa haa. It sounds much worse than it is or else I have become accustomed to it and don’t think about the process anymore. Perhaps this time and effort is why people pay other people to wash their cars!!??

dazzab 12:13 pm 12 May 15

rosscoact said :

I take one of my cars to Waves and apart from that slightly annoying up-selling policy I reackon they do a great job.

Good point. I went for the upsell and had them do the hand wax etc. It came to $120 which is far too pricey for me now that I’m only working part time. It was a fantastic job but I’m wondering what it costs for just the basics. Although I guess I should just bite the bullet and do it myself.

dungfungus 9:30 am 12 May 15

rosscoact said :

dungfungus said :

rosscoact said :

I take one of my cars to Waves and apart from that slightly annoying up-selling policy I reackon they do a great job.

Unfortunately their brushes put swirls on paint and I’m forced to take the other car to Star which does a really really good job and is hand washed, but is more expensive.

“I take one of my cars to Waves …..”
Is that the Roller or the Bently rossco?

1996 Mazda Dungers. I am a man of modest means and demeanour

That’s my style too.

VYBerlinaV8_is_back 9:16 am 12 May 15

I just use our local self-wash place. Costs 7 bucks (2 bucks on the vaccum, 5 bucks on the rise, soapy brush then rinse) and dry it off when I get home.

I do it perhaps 5 or 6 times a year, and it generally looks clean and good.

As an Owner, I’m sure the Hyundai Motor Company appreciates my effort to maintain the high esteem of their marque.

rosscoact 7:39 pm 11 May 15

dungfungus said :

rosscoact said :

I take one of my cars to Waves and apart from that slightly annoying up-selling policy I reackon they do a great job.

Unfortunately their brushes put swirls on paint and I’m forced to take the other car to Star which does a really really good job and is hand washed, but is more expensive.

“I take one of my cars to Waves …..”
Is that the Roller or the Bently rossco?

1996 Mazda Dungers. I am a man of modest means and demeanour

vintage123 6:05 pm 11 May 15

curlylocks said :

I have not had my car cleaned by any of the mentioned companies, but I have seen how one of them does it at Belconnen mall,I think its STAR

Just be very careful as I have seen them spray the rear door whilst the door is open so the water is actually spraying in the car. Personally I would just do it yourself, if you are time poor see if you have a teenager around the area that would be willing to wash your car for you.

I think people utilise the car wash system as they can claim it off their tax if they are salary packaging a vehicle. I dont think many people without the tax perk would fork out $69 bucks for a car wash.

curlylocks 4:48 pm 11 May 15

I have not had my car cleaned by any of the mentioned companies, but I have seen how one of them does it at Belconnen mall,I think its STAR

Just be very careful as I have seen them spray the rear door whilst the door is open so the water is actually spraying in the car. Personally I would just do it yourself, if you are time poor see if you have a teenager around the area that would be willing to wash your car for you.

dungfungus 2:48 pm 11 May 15

rosscoact said :

I take one of my cars to Waves and apart from that slightly annoying up-selling policy I reackon they do a great job.

Unfortunately their brushes put swirls on paint and I’m forced to take the other car to Star which does a really really good job and is hand washed, but is more expensive.

“I take one of my cars to Waves …..”
Is that the Roller or the Bently rossco?

Daffodil 2:17 pm 11 May 15

We’ve taken our cars to the Star Car Wash at Westfield Woden a few times now and they’ve been good each time. I like that they take online bookings so we can park the car, go and do some shopping, and come back to a clean car. I paid just over $30 from memory for their basic inside and out clean.

rosscoact 2:04 pm 11 May 15

I take one of my cars to Waves and apart from that slightly annoying up-selling policy I reackon they do a great job.

Unfortunately their brushes put swirls on paint and I’m forced to take the other car to Star which does a really really good job and is hand washed, but is more expensive.

Bajar 11:01 am 11 May 15

Waves in Braddon do an awesome job as well. They use an automatic outside clean initially but follow it up with a handwash as well if you order one of their premium packs.

n30nra1n 10:15 am 11 May 15

To be honest I have never thought about how the car gets washed but I use Waves in Gunghalin and they always do a great job inside and out.

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