According to Newton's Fourth Law, the more you drive your car, the more debris it attracts—repelling aerodynamics, the opposite gender, and gravity itself. Smooth your horseless carriage's exterior with today's Groupon: for $35, you get a car wash, full hand wax, and tire dressing at Lakeside Car Wash in Burbank.
A nostalgic, yet modern wheel-washery, Lakeside has been primping rides for several decades with cleaning for vehicles of all shapes, makes, and colors. Services include a thorough wash of the car's body and windows followed by a full wax to buff and seal newly glistening auto skins. The tire dressing completes the automotive ensemble by buffing road donuts to a high shine, with the added benefit of protecting against future wear. All washes come standard with care and precision from Lakeside's veteran team of servicemen, many of whom boast more than a decade of towel-wielding, shine-inducing experience and the ability to tell fortunes by reading the obscenities scrawled on filthy car windows. The shop keeps the hose running seven days a week, staying open from 8 a.m.–6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 9 a.m.–4 p.m. on Sundays.
Although reviews are mixed, Lakeside Car Wash has a three-star average from 37 Yelpers:
- The first time I took my car here, I had just driven cross country and my car was dis-gus-ting! It was so dirty, that they ran my car through the was [sic] twice (with no extra charge). I thought that was pretty cool. – jess a., 2/28/08
- I've been here maybe five times over the last few years and never had any complaints. They always do a good job, and don't take that long. – Jonathan S., 11/12/09
Lakeside Car Wash
Since 1956, attendants have been hand washing cars at Lakeside Car Wash from bumper to bumper, polishing everything from tail fins and hood ornaments to GPS systems. The employees, some who have been with Lakeside Car Wash for 20 years, expertly detail automobiles inside and out, dress tires for Fashion Week, and shampoo interior and exterior carpeting. They also perform a cornucopia of other services including engine washes, hand waxes, and top-to-bottom Armor All–treatments.
3700 W Riverside Dr.
Burbank, California 91505Get Directions