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Editor Debra Gorgos talks about the concerns, celebrations, and comings and goings of the carwashing industry that she hears about and witnesses in her daily life.

What are your thoughts on this comment?

June 1, 2012
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Last week, we ran a story about how Forbes posted an article that promoted at-home carwashing and the use of household cleaners. Members of the carwashing industry did comment on the article, which can be found here. I didn't see anything for a while, and the a person going by the name "j b" left a comment which really bothered me. 

Here's a snippet: "It is funny how fast the car wash owners and detailers repsond to this article. The reason they warn and caution is that if you do it yourself, THEY are losing money. Anyone knows you change out the wash water if it gets too dirty so your not going to be “grinding” in the dirt into your finish. I would recommend washing a car yourself rather than taking it to a car wash. For one, the larger car washes have been known to damage your car,..."

He goes on to comment about how cars can get damaged, and how carwashes hire kids or "illegals" who could also crash your car.

I'm wondering if any of you will respond to his comment and I also wonder if you think his comment is how others out there view carwashes? If that's the case, then we have some work to do, in terms of the falsehoods surrounding professional carwashes and detail shops.