Why are there so many new car washes opening up? Don't people just was it for semi-free in their driveway?

Why are there so many new car washes opening up? Don't people just was it for semi-free in their driveway?

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It's literally illegal in many places to wash your car or work on your car on your own property thanks to HOAs.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      something like 99% of new housing in the USA is in HOA areas, which leads to bullshit like this. literally get some busybody giving you a fine or threatening eminent domain on your house for washing your car at home. Where I live bylaw will ticket you for excess water use, but don't give a shit if a commercial business uses 10x more water with a machine wash.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        People only hate HOAs until they live across the street from this guy

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          No, uglification can be handled by the city or municipal government, not an unelected gaggle clique of busybodies setting arbitrary rules and acting like a literal sovereign citizen filing false liens against your property.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >uglification can be handled by the city or municipal government
            Oh that's right. That must be why there's no trashy neighborhoods in the USA and I guess that picture must be AI generated...

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            its a reflection of the community at large doofus. If like 5% of the properties in a municipalitly look like this at any given time, its way more likely 95% something will be done than if over 20% is because the people who care are the balance of those is less at 80%.

            after a certain threshold, the community is that and what are you mad for if you live there when you could move and not be around all those people?

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Looks like freedom to me.

            Checked and true

            >uglification can be handled by the city or municipal government
            Oh that's right. That must be why there's no trashy neighborhoods in the USA and I guess that picture must be AI generated...

            He said "can" not "is"
            Personally I don't care if somebody's home looks like shit. I could give a frick about the property value, I want a home so I can sleep in it and do what I want. If it's a slightly worse investment but I'm not getting cucked by others' whims, it's still an overall better value to me.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >apply to join private community
            >agree to community's rules
            >"wtf why do I have to live by the rules I agreed to??!!!"
            The people who moan about HOAs have clearly never lived in one, and are just parroting reddit/twitter poorgay rentoid FUD anti-suburb/anti-white talking points.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            HOA bylaws and enforcement can change wildly from committee to committee. What was acceptable with the last group of people may change with a new president. Also, the average person is a worthless moron that will abuse the littlest amount of power given to them, and now you've given them the legal ability to put a lein on your house.
            If you honestly support HOA's, you're a fricking moron.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >No, uglification can be handled by the city or municipal government,
            lmao are you 12?

        • 1 month ago
          Panda5

          Looks like freedom to me.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          homie wtaf

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          I personally wouldn't give a shit, it's his property.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            You're full of shit. No one could possibly be happy to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars on a house and have to look at trash every day for the next 40 years. At the VERY least you can't say with a straight face that you wouldn't be happier if your neighbors kept their property looking respectable.
            Of course I'm being incredibly generous and giving you the benefit of the doubt that your front yard doesn't also look like that. Which with this being DA is sadly very highly likely.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            The people defending this shit heap and hating HOAs have never lived around something like that. And probably live with their mom in an hoa neighborhood

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            i moved out of an hoa and i couldnt be happier

            like i give a frick i live in a part of town without poor people so i dont see shit and i dont have to listen to nazis complain i cant pop the hood on my 2023 model year car to put in washer fluid

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          I personally wouldn't give a shit, it's his property.

          [...]
          Checked and true
          [...]
          He said "can" not "is"
          Personally I don't care if somebody's home looks like shit. I could give a frick about the property value, I want a home so I can sleep in it and do what I want. If it's a slightly worse investment but I'm not getting cucked by others' whims, it's still an overall better value to me.

          i'm someone who's very autistic about my living environment. hell, i'm willing to pay more for places that have nice views. if my living room window was facing that every morning, it was be depressing.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            You're full of shit. No one could possibly be happy to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars on a house and have to look at trash every day for the next 40 years. At the VERY least you can't say with a straight face that you wouldn't be happier if your neighbors kept their property looking respectable.
            Of course I'm being incredibly generous and giving you the benefit of the doubt that your front yard doesn't also look like that. Which with this being DA is sadly very highly likely.

            Close your curtains then commie homosexual

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >if my living room window was facing that every morning, it was be depressing.
            It's called freedom. It's his property and any effect on your scenery or property value doesn't morally matter.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >tfw no freedom to shoot him
            It's a metaphysical cage is what it is.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          HOA neighborhoods hold value worse than non-HOA neighborhoods in the same geographic proximity. The people that say they hold value better compare HOAs to the hood, not their similar-build-value non-HOA homes in the same parts of town.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Of he can do that, that means I can have multiple boats and trailers on my property and not have anyone complain

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          As long as dude keeps quiet during the night and doesn't bother me, I don't give a frick.

          I can put up fences and ignore that shit.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          This is nothing compared to "that guy that owns 16 pitbulls"

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Not my property, not my business.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          That's clearly a backyard. I don't give a frick

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Kids, not even once.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >Kids
            *meth

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        https://i.imgur.com/iJQA6og.jpeg

        People only hate HOAs until they live across the street from this guy

        No, uglification can be handled by the city or municipal government, not an unelected gaggle clique of busybodies setting arbitrary rules and acting like a literal sovereign citizen filing false liens against your property.

        You're full of shit. No one could possibly be happy to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars on a house and have to look at trash every day for the next 40 years. At the VERY least you can't say with a straight face that you wouldn't be happier if your neighbors kept their property looking respectable.
        Of course I'm being incredibly generous and giving you the benefit of the doubt that your front yard doesn't also look like that. Which with this being DA is sadly very highly likely.

        The people defending this shit heap and hating HOAs have never lived around something like that. And probably live with their mom in an hoa neighborhood

        HOA neighborhoods hold value worse than non-HOA neighborhoods in the same geographic proximity. The people that say they hold value better compare HOAs to the hood, not their similar-build-value non-HOA homes in the same parts of town.

        reminder that HOA hate is spiritually brown behavior. sorry Paco, if you clog up the street with barely running cars and broadcast your shitty polka music until 3 in the morning on a sunday night you WILL be getting a notice and possibly a fine from my neighborhood's HOA. you only have problems with them if you're a shitty neighbor who doesn't maintain their lawn and disturbs the peace.

        HOAs are one of the few remaining elements of white America.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          What sort of moronic aparmentdweller cope is this? I'm white and don't have a single Hispanic or Black person in my neighborhood, I still don't want some moron to try to tell me what color to paint something or that I can't park my 3rd car on my driveway.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >try to tell me what color to paint something or that I can't park my 3rd car on my driveway
            except these are extremely rare fringe cases that don't represent the vast majority of HOAs. a very small minority can be draconian, most just enforce noise ordinances and tell you to keep your lawn clean. I can understand brownoids like you taking issue with this.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >except these are extremely rare fringe cases
            Except they really aren't. Nearly all HOA's have relatively tight visual guidelines and/or rules about what you can and can't do on your own property. The difference is in how stringently the community actually enforces the bylaws, which in most cases, isn't very strict. But, all it takes is a couple of geriatric bootlickers that have nothing to do all day to vote themselves into power positions to make your HOA a living hell.
            >inb4 brownoid Black person cope
            Whiter than you, and I've been on the HOA board in every one I've ever lived in. I have actively worked to re-write and reduce the bylaw power wherever possible because HOA's are shitty organizations that have the capacity to give too much power to self-important frickwits.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >I can understand brownoids like you taking issue with this.
            >White culture is giving private industry the right to take your home away without refunds if you don't abide by their arbitrary and legally irrelevant taste guidelines.
            Disgusting, but explains modern politics.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            white culture is being a good neighbor, which I can understand if you can't grasp.

            >except these are extremely rare fringe cases
            Except they really aren't. Nearly all HOA's have relatively tight visual guidelines and/or rules about what you can and can't do on your own property. The difference is in how stringently the community actually enforces the bylaws, which in most cases, isn't very strict. But, all it takes is a couple of geriatric bootlickers that have nothing to do all day to vote themselves into power positions to make your HOA a living hell.
            >inb4 brownoid Black person cope
            Whiter than you, and I've been on the HOA board in every one I've ever lived in. I have actively worked to re-write and reduce the bylaw power wherever possible because HOA's are shitty organizations that have the capacity to give too much power to self-important frickwits.

            >Except they really aren't
            Except they are and no anecdote you say will disprove this.
            >Whiter than you
            post hand. you won't.
            also I make more money than you.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            I wouldn't mind HOA's if they didn't charge you a ton of money every month.. Why do they even charge money and what do they do with it?

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            They maintain signs, parks, and shit. I live in a condo complex where they charge a shitload to maintain all of the exterior, and they're still somehow short on funds and charge us even more.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >HOAs are one of the few remaining elements of white America.
          HOAcuck cope. There's a reason all the new construction in America is under HOA deeds from real estate developers, and it clearly isn't because the country is getting whiter lmao.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          If you mean being passive-aggressive shit who can only back-channel their grievances in their community through an 'authority', then yes that sounds about right.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      HOAs are not laws, and are voluntary communities you have to apply to join.

      nta but fiber reccomendations? been eating oatmeal with peanutbutter and whole wheat spaghetti every day, with 0 red meat intake and still havnt seen much poop improvment (one long shitting session per day)

      Metamucil drink mix. Tablespoon in a pint of water, once a day is plenty

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Nice try, but many americans end up trapped in HOAs after they start encroaching into your neighborhood.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          If your house is not part of a HOA, then the only way to get “trapped” is by being a moron and agreeing to join when they ask

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >Metamucil drink mix.
        Based. Literally changed my life.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >Metamucil drink mix.
        Based. Literally changed my life.

        is there a poor Black person generic brand version of it? or will i have to pony up the money

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          it's just called psyllium husk which you can probably order in bulk

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    small timers think theyre money printers, they kind of are, theyll suck them dry soon

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      franchises are taking over alot of the single owner "turn key investment" ones that popped up during covid

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Boomers are being scammed by "wealth managers" to invest in "turn key businesses" and car washes are a popular one
        Expect most to fail after three years

        Its probably too late as a good investment if randoms are starting to notice the boom. A few sprung up near me and they're marginally busy on weekends. Probably already close to market scatteration.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        consolidation. the suck is already complete then. theyll start closing soon and return to equilibrium

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Breaking Bad finished 10 years ago. You can now open a car wash or wear a beanie without someone going "you're just acting out breaking bad."

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Boomers are being scammed by "wealth managers" to invest in "turn key businesses" and car washes are a popular one
    Expect most to fail after three years

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Washing your car is such a waste of resources, it's just going to get filthy again in 3 days.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Washing your ass is such a waste of resources, it's just going to get filthy again in 3 days.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >only pooping once in 3 days
        Eat more fiber homie

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          nta but fiber reccomendations? been eating oatmeal with peanutbutter and whole wheat spaghetti every day, with 0 red meat intake and still havnt seen much poop improvment (one long shitting session per day)

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            leafy greens, beans, cabbage

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            by chance I discovered falafel really helps clean out the pipes. Thank god it was dinner and not lunch. The turd was like one of those massive heroin addict ones.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Well my car isn't going to stink and get infected if I dont wash it boomer

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Neither is your anus. Not in 3 days. Calm down zoomer.

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The one by where I live is $15/mo. It's just a card you scan so your whole family can use it. 15 only gets you the basic hands free conveyor belt wash and rinse but that's still damn cheap if you and your wife want to use it onceish a week. Think of how many hours you would waste a month hand washing two cars every weekend, worse if you drive crossovers. You need a ladder to wash a freaking Suburban. And in the summer time you don't want to be outside when it's already 90 degrees at 7am. Not to mention the fact that if you don't park in a garage, then the sun will dry all the water immediately after you rinse so youre going to have water spots worse than the dirt that you washed off.

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Everybody's a small souled bugman nowadays. They all live in cuckbox apartments and have no personal driveway in which to warsh their own cuckmobiles. The worst offenders are going dudes that live in these apartments and drive one of those soccer mom nu-trucks. You know the kind, crew cab f150 with a bed cover on the back(because they never actually hail anything back there, they just need to drive the truck to express their masculinity).

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      it's really bad, there's an apartment complex near me and half the vehicles in it's parking lot are trucks. It's nuts.

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Only thing you should be washing are your wheels and windows the paints gonna get fricked up by bugs, rocks, pebbles, people even yourself and lastly the sun.
    >anon why the wheels tho
    Crud, road dust, tire dust and brake dust will erode aluminum (over time) and alloy wheels are weak as it is so why let the nice surface finish get corroded.

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I don't know but I'm fine with it, I have a monthly membership, these are fricking everywhere here so I get my car washed at least once every time I go anywhere. also they seem to only hire high-school age girls as attendants so that's cool

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >also they seem to only hire high-school age girls as attendants so that's cool
      and now i'm interested.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >I have a monthly membership
      How much is it to see high school girls?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        about .75/day

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    money laundering and H1B visa farms.

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It's a way to hold land for real estate speculation in growing areas while either breaking near even or losing a bit of money and getting tax breaks. There was a Hackernews thread on this same question with a bunch of info about it. It just ends up being a better proposition than leaving the land empty even if you open one right next to a few more next door.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      NPR also ran story on it last week. Said the monthly subscription model

      https://i.imgur.com/qsJHti7.jpeg

      I don't know but I'm fine with it, I have a monthly membership, these are fricking everywhere here so I get my car washed at least once every time I go anywhere. also they seem to only hire high-school age girls as attendants so that's cool

      was moronic because the overwhelming majority of subscribers don't even use it enough to match the cost.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >because the overwhelming majority of subscribers don't even use it enough to match the cost.
        That's the whole idea. Make ppl buy a subscription they won't use. Even worse for video games, you've gotta get a monthly pass just for the chance to get a cool jpeg. The whole market is looking to gamify everything from purchases, to car accessories, to employment itself.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        those who don't use it enough subsidize the cost for those who do, like me. there's one on the corner by my house I have to drive past to get on the freeway. I use it at least once a day

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Your clearcoat has left the chat

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Congrats, genius, you just found out why everything is a subscription now. Too bad it took you so long and you had to listen to NPR to get that piece of info. Guess you can't basic math.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >NPR
        Opinion discarded

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Why are there so many new car washes opening up?
    Rapid proliferation of new suburbs. Claim the territory first.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      This. It's the same template everywhere just swap some of the food brands out depending on the region.
      >Walgreens/Kroger
      >Car Wash
      >Coffee Stand
      >1 or 2 fast food chains
      >Gas Station w/ convenience store
      >Bank/Credit Union
      >Scammy Clinic
      Repeat across every open acre left in America

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    because most people these days live in apartments and don't have driveways and even if they do it's prohibited in a lot of places

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    My theory is that people on the coast are moving inland so they just assume they need to get a car wash 1x a week or their car will disintegrate before the loan is paid off.
    I do use the self-serve car wash after they salt/chemical the roads for snow though.

  15. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >almost none of them are touchless
    frick off

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah like 5 opened within the last year in my town with the subscription model and NONE are touchless.

  16. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Spray wand self-serve washes >>>> automatic car washes

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      this. just wish there was a dedicated underbody angled spray attachment, no matter how low i go with the sprayer i never feel like im getting good coverage underneath. hmmmm i have an idea

  17. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Too many illegals

  18. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Internet's been pushing car washes as small business ideas for some years now. There's like a million articles claiming car washes will make you free money without you having to do anything except set it up.

  19. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Millenial hustler wannabes think they're a good business, that and laundromats. They so uncreative they can only think of selling soap and water as a business idea because tiktok told them it's profitable.

  20. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Money Laundering.

  21. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Need a place to put all the shitty central/south Americans to work. Since they aren't capable of much else.

  22. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Also, wealthy foreign nationals can essentially buy their citizenship if they invest a certain amount into the community. This car wash fad is just the latest thing and every chink and Hispanic is jumping on.

  23. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    This may be shocking to a 70 year old like yourself but the majority of the population do not have a driveway

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      34 but it's still shocking to me. What happened?

  24. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Have you noticed how many successful restaurants are theme-based these days?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      What kind of themes? Like Rainforest Cafe level?

  25. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    What kind of idiot uses car washes, anyway? Do people think there's a guy who cleans the brushes after some truckgay scrubs his wheel wells with them?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I just use the touchless. Mediocre wash but not much potential for clearcoat damage

  26. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    i love em. $14/mo gets me minimum 6 washes per month. and my place has vacuums and (best part) treated no-streak towels. you can literally wipe your entire car down and make their jannies clean up your towels for you.

    i would never take the boxster through there, but the golf and es330 roll through every time i'm in the area.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >treated no-streak towels
      treated with what?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        my cum

  27. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >living in my old apartment
    >a fricking car was was being built right next to the complex
    >there were two other car washes within the same square mile
    I couldn't understand it whatsoever

  28. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It's so I can high pressure sell you into a 60 dollar windshield crack repair. Lol I make so much money

  29. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I assume it's a front for illegal money. They're never busy and they go out of business frequently.
    >pay your construction business to construct
    >record lots of cash transactions
    >"go out of business"
    >sell the facility
    >move on

  30. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    There is no good reason to ever wash your car. It's a waste of time and resources.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Dirt buildup decreases aerodynamic performance and degrades efficiency.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Dirt buildup decreases aerodynamic performance and degrades efficiency.

      just let the rain wash your shitbox. i never wash my car, but its also never covered in birdshit/dirt, because the rain usually washes it off.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        And the dirt buildup protects the vehicle from the sun by reflecting those harmful rays. I just wash the windows occasionally after it rains just enough to make the dust stick but not enough to rinse it off.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      [...]
      just let the rain wash your shitbox. i never wash my car, but its also never covered in birdshit/dirt, because the rain usually washes it off.

      Perhaps there are people who don't own shitboxes, and/or live somewhere where it doesn't consistently rain.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      if you dont wash your car in new england the salt from the roads will rot your car

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      hey everyone, this guy is gay and moronic over here!

  31. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It's weird, they keep building them where I'm at too. Seems really fricking gay to pay a subscription just to wait in a line and the b***hes at the end that wipe your car down with a towel for 5 seconds expect a tip. I just use the touchless carwash next to Wendy's that's been there for 15 years, frick that shit.

  32. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Got myself one of these
    >Free unlimited carwashes anywhere I go, just bring my own hose

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      i dont get it. what is that?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Spigot key for the anti-tamper exterior spigots commonly installed on commercial buildings and apartment buildings.

  33. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Machine car wash
    >Not do-it-yourself washing for no-touch washing
    15 dollars to get scratches on your car vs 5$ to not get scratches

  34. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I'm a busy man. It's faster and easier to pay someone to put swirlmarks in my paint

  35. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Because increasingly more people can't afford homes and don't have one?

  36. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    What's the best/easiest way to maintain new car paint if you don't have your own driveway? Touchless wash at 2 weeks, and then maybe a handwash at the end of the month?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Buy a new car every year.

  37. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Not being allowed to wash your vehicle at home is not really a HOA thing. That's a city bylaw in most cities. Your not allowed to wash shit down the street drains because they flow into the creeks and rivers and don't get treated. Of course the city can wash billions of tons of salt into them and gold courses dump pesticides and fertilizers into them.

    Car washes keep popping up because they're always in demand and once they're paid off they're a good way to print money or launder money. I'm all for more wand washes because they're always busy when you really need them.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      The wand washes are always empty at 4am Sunday morning after hooning

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