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Down at the Carwash

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

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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.

Metro Carwash

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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

The Mission Full Service Car Wash

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You can get everything at The Mission. Drive your car in one end, pick it up at the other clean, windows washed, dried, and vacuumed. If you want more, they also do detailing. Still more, there is auto repair and an oil change shop. This place is consistently ranked at the top in Reno "Best of" polls.

6355 S. McCarran Blvd., Reno, NV 89509
(775) 827-4222

The Wave Carwash

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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

Franktown Hand Car Wash & Express Detailing

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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

Buggy Bath Car Wash

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Full-service, including both exterior and interior cleaning.

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

Marina Hand Car Wash & Detail Center

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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

Galena Car Wash

This one is way down south near the Mt. Rose Highway. It's a convenient place to clean off your wheels when coming down from a day up at Lake Tahoe.

19990 Thomas Creek Rd., Reno, NV 89511
(775) 853-7707

University Car Wash

Near the University of Nevada, Reno.

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

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