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    Default Top Gear Car Wash Calgary, Thoughts?

    I have seen a bunch of likes from friends and ads and stuff on facebook for this place, it looks pretty good, anybody used them? personal experiences?
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    Really good, tons of product comes through even when the place is packed. Only downside is that the road going to/from there typically isn't all that clean even in the summer. Time/price ratio seems pretty good too, but I haven't paid too much attention to it. Besides, I'm happy paying a tiny bit more for the amount of product that they provide.

    Also, if you have AWD, avoid the touchless wash as they use a conveyor belt system.

    Wash bays are basically operated by credit card, you can go into the office or they have a kiosk thingy that you can enter cash into I think.

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    I use them all the time. I buy $50 prepaid cards from them all the time and keep them in the vehicles. Buying the $50 cards gets you a bonus too, just can't recall how much. We use the wand wash mainly, and its about 7-10 a go, depending on which vehicle we bring. Never a shortage of product, and I actually like their wax that they use. Its low pressure, and has great adhesion properties.
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    This is the only car wash I go to now. Awesome lighting and owner's don't care if you dry your car inside when it's not busy. Product is good and no complaints.

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    LOVE THIS PLACE!!...


    The only negative thing I have to say....and this is in no way the fault of the Car Wash...it is kinda out of the way...but other than that...

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    Thanks for all the replies guys, i havent tried it yet but it seems like a really good place, just..

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    The only negative thing I have to say....and this is in no way the fault of the Car Wash...it is kinda out of the way...but other than that...
    have to agree with this, its pretty far for me so i'd have to make sure i have time to dry and all that so i don't waste the wash, i normally like to wash near work or home so my car can drip dry


    Lately i find all the wand washes are garbage, i normally spend like $6-8 for my mazda 3 and it still comes out filthy, the only way i can get decent results is at co-op automatic thing, it works really well but $12 a pop and usually very busy on nice days.


    I was also looking at their detailing packages, seems pretty decent, but a little confusing as to what you actually get for each package, but i am by no means knowledgeable about detailing methods/products etc.
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    They're awesome! I drive that far in the summer to get washes. The foam jet is very strong.

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    Very nice facility, though a bit pricey. But you get what you pay for and then some. Plus it's not far from my home so it's a no brainer to go to for me.

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    I go there all the time too good place but yeah the wand washes aren't as good as before and can get pricey. You can though go through the auto wash for $6 and add the Lava foam ( fun for the kids to watch through the sunroof ) and it's $8 total and does a great job. If you live far away bring a bunch of Recycling bottles and hit up the near by bottle depot and pay for the wash =win
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    Been going every week since they opened. I agree its a bit pricey compared to other washes in the city, however its heated and the bays are individual and the water pressure is great. I stopped going to other car washes unless I need a quick rinse.

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    My favourite car wash in the city! The owners are super friendly too!

    Also located near by a Husky gas station. Cant really ask for more haha!

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    I go every week. Best place in the city. I think I've probably posted this in a hundred threads already about car washes
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    so i ended up there with my beater on Saturday for my first time, used the auto wash $20 wash, yeah you could say i had high expectations, my car was very dirty, but for $20, i expected magic, and those expectations were far from met....

    That said i did message them on facebook and they said they did have some issues with the machines that day and it definitely should not have happened and offered me a credit to come back and try it again. I will go back, but i don't think i'll be using the automatic wash again, i'll just do the wand wash, seems a lot better.

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    Love the wand wash. Nicely lit, deep bays, excellent pressure, the wax is great, and the owner's a nice guy. I haven't tried drying inside, but I have stopped the timer and used a wash mitt when it's not too busy.

    The only issue I had last time was when I swiped my wash card the machine hung up for a long time trying to read the balance, but I figured it may have been because it was super busy at the time. I like the wash card though, I think $50 gets you a $5 bonus.

    I haven't used the auto wash but I'm thinking about trying out their detail service to see how it goes.

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    Originally posted by bourge73
    bring a bunch of Recycling bottles and hit up the near by bottle depot and pay for the wash =win
    I may be blind but I have searched for a bottle depot around there after seeing signs for it on Country Hills Blvd and I can't find anything. Where is it?

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    Originally posted by ExtremeSi


    I may be blind but I have searched for a bottle depot around there after seeing signs for it on Country Hills Blvd and I can't find anything. Where is it?
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    I do the $10 automatic wash and it does a great job.
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    Just got a wash there and can't be beat. I love the triple foam and the vacuum with shampoo

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    I tried this place out, it's a nice building, used the tri foam which was more a liquid then a foam, and then rinse, pressure is far to weak to fully rinse out crevices, went Around the car thoroughly as I do with every other wash I use, and finished with wax, the blue traces of the "foam" kept coming out after at least 5$ On rinse, that normally is 2.50-3.25 elsewhere depending. Then it seemed to clear so I finished up and left.

    Upon driving through to airdrie the blue crap had again come out and now stained all down the side of the car, being a white car quite annoying, so I again washed it in airdrie and that car wash finally cleared up all of their traces of blue stuff. With a simple 2$ rinse.

    On all 3 of my cars I wash the exact same way and have never had this issue, the foam where was much to waterey and the spray is just way to weak. If I'm super close and I need a quick dust off I may use it again, otherwise I'll stick to my travels to the McKnight car wash, (closest to chestermere I know of with foam gun)

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    I hit this place on Saturday in the wife's Outback. The wash bays are clean and the spray nozzles aren't overly high pressure but have good spread. Less than $10 to do the car and I did a pretty thorough wash which is pretty good. Still the location sucks and unless you are in the area it's not worth going out of your way.

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