Driving a clean car is one of the best feelings for any car owner. And, not having to worry about kids writing 'please wash me' on the windscreen and body is an added bonus.
Not keen on doing it yourself?
Some people enjoy washing a car with their own hands while the rest would much rather take it to a petrol station that has the facilities on site.
Just like you have a favourite barber that always does your hair and you'd rather wait than go to another one, that same concept is applied to washing a car.
Why is it that people are so particular? It is all about the vibe, environment and relationship with fellow 'washers'.
The car fraternity is large and word of mouth is one of the biggest ways to get people to know about you.
Here are a few affordable places in and around Cape Town to have your car washed:
1. Xternal Shine
It is relatively hidden away just off of Voortrekker road in Goodwood with a short entrance taking you to the back.
A nice thing about the owner Andile is the fact that he is part of the washing crew and always willing to talk to people coming to have their cars washed.
You know you are at the right place when you see a 'Sprite' coloured W series Mercedes-Benz.
ProTouch was based in Ottery but has since moved to a much bigger premises not too far away in Lansdowne.
Qiyaam Adams is the owner and he prides himself on customer satisfaction, attracting some of Cape Town's best cars.
They offer steam cleaning services, headlight restorations and full valets in addition to the normal wash and vacuum.
They work on a exclusively booking basis to ensure personalised, focused and dedicated workmanship. So booking ahead is advised.
They have been around for some time with 15 locations across the country offering only the best service using the best products.
Lots of people bring their cars here for a fully fitted valet experience and added bang for buck as well.
With branches in Claremont, Steenberg, V&A Waterfront and Cape Gate, they cater for customers from different parts of Cape Town.
Besides being a car wash, they also offer services like windscreen chip repair, headlight restoration and window tint installation. Talk about jack of all trades.
Some of the most exotic and desirable cars like Ferrari's and Lamborghini's find their way here for full valets.
This is not your ordinary car wash and valet so be prepared to pay a bit extra. The amount of workmanship applied to these cars are all in the end product.
They are based at 20 Wesley Street Gardens, Cape Town .