Down at the Carwash

The Choice is Yours: Full-Service or Do-It-Yourself

Don't laugh. After you've been here a while, you'll understand why I'm providing you with a list of carwashes in the Reno / Tahoe area. Between windy dusty days and muddy wet winters, plenty of crud accumulates on even the finest ride. Keep your car clean at a car wash near you.
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    Metro Carwash

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    Metro Carwash. Photo © Stan White
    Metro Carwash is something of a hybrid. Your car gets run through an automatic wash with attendants that cleans the outside, but you've got to do the vacuuming yourself. Detailing is available, so you can hire out the interior cleaning if you wish.

    4991 Longley Ln., Reno, NV 89502. Corner of Longley & E. Peckham Lane.
    (775) 828-9234

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    The Wave Carwash

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    The Wave Carwash. Photo © Stan White
    Strictly do-it-yourself, with one bay where a machine does the work. The Wave is in the Donner Springs neighborhood and next door to Runway Gas & Save, some of the cheapest gas and diesel in these parts.

    2500 Longley Ln., Reno, NV
    (775) 857-3278

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    Franktown Hand Car Wash & Express Detailing

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    Franktown Hand Car Wash. Photo © Stan White
    This established car wash offers full-service and is in a great location at the corner of Kietzke Lane and Grove St. 2331 S. Kietze Ln., Reno, NV 89502
    (775) 827-2601
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    Buggy Bath Car Wash

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    Buggy Bath Car Wash. Photo © Stan White
    Full-service, including both exterior and interior cleaning.

    2525 S. Virginia St., Reno NV 89502
    (775) 826-6679

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    Marina Hand Car Wash & Detail Center

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    Marina Hand Car Wash. Photo © Stan White
    Marina is a full-service operation. It's located in a busy part of Sparks near I80 and McCarran Blvd., a convenient and easy-to-find spot.

    720 Nichols Blvd., Sparks, NV 89434
    (775) 358-4134

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    University Car Wash

    Near the University of Nevada, Reno.

    2175 N. Virginia St, Reno, NV 89503
    (775) 324-4346