Soapy Joe’s Car Wash: Fun or Fright?

What mom doesn’t love a clean car? But if your kids are little, they can make it quite difficult to get through the car wash.

“Many children (and some adults) can get a bit anxious going through the car wash,” says Soapy Joe’s Anthony Rodriguez, “But our employees make sure they feel safe and cared for. Guests are guided into the tunnel, and instructed on what to do. At first, the sounds and sights can be a bit intimidating, but you soon see how relaxing and fun the experience can be.”

I’m not sure at what age kids go from fearing the car wash to loving it, but perhaps it’s around age 3 3/4, which was when Oliver became a fan of Soapy Joe’s.


And what’s not to love? Soapy Joe’s uses recycling, filtration and state-of-the-art technology to deliver the most eco-friendly and professional wash. They have 10 convenient car wash locations spread throughout San Diego and the surrounding areas, AND they gave us a car wash gift card to give away as a post-Mother’s Day gift.

I love, love, love being a member of the wash club. I pay $15 per month and go to the car wash as many times as I need to. Enter for your chance to win our gift card giveaway and see for yourself how easy it is to keep at least one thing in your life looking spic-&-span. 😉

Simply comment here with whether your kids laugh or cry in the car wash to be entered.

For a complete list of Soapy Joe’s locations, visit:

10 thoughts on “Soapy Joe’s Car Wash: Fun or Fright?

  1. We have a winner and her name is Stacey who’s kid #1 screamed the 1st time and kid #2 was A-ok with car washes! Please email us at to claim your prize Stacey!!

  2. Stacey says:

    Kid #1 screamed the first time and enjoyed it starting a year later. Kid #2 was OK with it.

  3. Marjorie M says:

    Laughs. My kid thinks giant octopi and monsters are washing our car. Find imagination!

  4. Joyce says:

    I think they’ll laugh but probably be more mesmerized and fascinated than scared.

  5. Cara says:


  6. Keri says:

    Laughs! My son lives the car wash.

  7. Rosella says:

    My oldest hated it and cried. My youngest (20 months now) has never been through one.

  8. Irene says:

    They actually have not been through a car wash before. I have a feeling they will laugh, or that might just be wishful thinking!

  9. Jessi Margo says:

    Used to cry, hysterically. Now begs to go. Hahaha.

  10. Meagan says:

    My kiddos love it! They even help me use the vacuums after to clean the whole car – that’s my favorite part! 🙂

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