The first car wash was started in 1914 in Detroit, Michigan. It was a manual car wash that required customers’ cars to be pushed around a circle to different stations, where it went through various stages of washing.

An estimated 38 gallons of water is used to wash each car at a car wash. (compare that to the 80-100 gallons of water used per car in home washing)

Around 8 million cars are washed per day. That’s around 2.3 billion per year!

In 1988 police shut down a wash in Jacksonville Florida that touted itself as “the only nude car wash in the nation”.

It is illegal to wash your car anywhere on Sundays in Switzerland.

25% of people wash their cars on Saturday, making it the most popular wash day of the week. The least popular day is Monday.

-The Kleen Scene Magazine