Unlike most of the entries here on Urban Dictionary, the true definition of what it is...A car wash is the place where people bring their cars in and get washed from all of the dirt that acclimates on it since they last had it washed. With the situation today with the "Conflict" in Iraq and the Economy being the way it is, a car wash is more of a luxury than it is as a necessity. It is also the place where I work on Saturdays and Sundays in the city. A carwash either has one, two, or all three types of carwashes - a U-Do-It (self-serve) car wash (where you wash the car yourself), a Touchless Automatic (where you sit in the car and heavy concentrated chemicals are applied to the outside of your car without any use of friction, or brushes), and a Full-Service car wash (which normally includes inside and outside detailing, with the usage of friction to get the car clean). It is common for most carwashes to use waxes on cars too, to give it that extra little shine that would take less time than to apply it by hand. It is also a place where a lot of confusion can come into play - like how some customers don't know how to work the change machine, or even know that Dollar Coins are legal U.S. currency. Weather is always on the negative side of the carwashing industry, as a rainy day can close up a carwash, since no one will want to get their car washed in the rain.
I like and dislike my carwash job, as the pay is decent, but it is a place where I face a lot of idiots who don't know how that the people detailing your car need to make a living, and that a $1.00 tip is nice, since they make minimum wage and can't go anywhere with that money alone.