We had a brilliant car wash place just a mile from me. Ran by a guy called Mohamad or John if you prefered English (his suggestion) mine gets resin spots on from trees which he explained and then after told his staff to use another cleaner on my particular car. It would come out immaculate but not anymore it seems, now run by Polish who only seem capable of pointing and saying the word pay. A shame really but i have given it 2 tries and both times wished I had done it myself.
I must confess that I have always been wary of the car washes in carparks. Particularly the ones that have a trolley to carry all there equipment and water.
It's the water that concerns me most as it is used over and over again with a sponge and must contain a lot of grit eventually. Not at all good for your car. Nor, I have to add, are the belt buckles I have noticed on some of the car cleaners just waiting to scratch your paintwork.
Some even ask you to leave them the keys while you shop so they can wipe off the door edges. I don't think I would want to hand over my keys to an unknown, uninsured stranger in a public car park.
I have to echo the FEs comment. My cars cost in excess of £30k and I want to look after them.
I am not talking about one tree but many and I like them. I shall clean it myself while the weather is ok and try the newly opened car wash in the winter, which is when they get the most dirty and foul weather for car cleaning.