$19 for One Month of Unlimited Car Washes at Newport Beach Car Wash ($49 Value)

Newport Center

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In a Nutshell

After a spot-free wash with biodegradable shampoos and cleansers, car-wash techs do a basic cleanup of the interior

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Limit 1 per visit. Valid credit card and unique email address required to activate each membership. Valid for cars, vans and SUV's. Only applies to vehicles that fit through the car wash tunnel. Not valid for commercial vehicles. Not valid with the gas discount. Not valid for boats or trailers. Extra fee for oversized vehicles. Valid only towards 1 vehicle. Registration required prior to initial visit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

The Deal

  • $19 for one month of unlimited car washes ($49 value)

Car washes include interior vacuum, console cleaning, interior and exterior window cleaning, and interior and exterior car wash and towel dry. Groupon customers who wish to stay in the car wash club after their first month can also enjoy a discounted monthly rate of $29.99.

Automatic Car Washes: An Alternative to Taking the Kids to the Movies Since 1946

The automatic car wash wasn’t invented in one fell swoop. First came drive-thru washes, with workers cleaning the car as it drove through a tunnel; then, in 1946, a system was developed that pulled a car through automatically by latching its bumper to a conveyor belt. Water rained down from above while manually controlled brushes scrubbed the car’s surface, finishing with a dry from a giant blower. The sequence is the same today, though the conveyor belts now engage the wheels, and the brushes turn and swish by themselves; there are also jets that shoot foam and even dispense wax and polish. Instead of manual brushes, there are soft mitter curtains (the name for the tentacles of fabric that are one of the first sights you encounter inside) and rapidly spinning columns of scrubbing cloth strips. The speed of the motion replaces the need for abrasive surfaces, making modern washes easier on paint than their forebears likely were.

The coordination of all these moving parts is enabled by the digital control system—the car wash’s brain. It tells all the pieces of machinery when to do their job based on how long the car is and where it’s still sore from last weekend’s dirt races. In most cases, the process is kicked into gear when the car crosses an infrared beam spanning the entryway. The amount of time the beam is broken indicates the vehicle’s length.

Bonus Points

  • “Touch-less” car washes simply use high-pressure water instead of scrubbers to do all the work.
  • The average at-home car wash uses about 80–140 gallons of water, and an automatic car wash uses about 45. Much of the water up until the final rinse is recycled, collected through drains in the floor and filtered for reuse.

Customer Reviews

18 Ratings

great service, excellent car care.
David R C. · June 26, 2015
It is a very pleasant place to have your car shampooed.
Kelley H. · June 25, 2015
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    Newport Center

    150 Newport Center Drive

    Newport Beach, CA 92660

    +19496444450

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