Fear of carwashes examined by car enthusiast - Professional Carwashing & Detailing
Connect with us
Close Sidebar Panel Open Sidebar Panel

Carwash News

Fear of carwashes examined by car enthusiast

RICHMOND, Va. — “For a car chick I’m embarrassed to say that I have a slight fear of automatic car washes,” writes Rhonda Wheeler of the Times Dispatch.

Advertisement

RICHMOND, Va. — Rhonda Wheeler, a columnist for the Times Dispatch who writes every week on the topic of cars, recently opened up about her great fear of the automatic carwash.

Click Here to Read More
Advertisement

Wheeler's June 27 column states:

For a car chick I’m embarrassed to say that I have a slight fear of automatic car washes.

It’s not the car wash itself, really. It’s more a phobia of being the fool of the day who jumps the tracks and causes the machine to malfunction. You know who I’m talking about: he or she is usually driving the car ahead of you.

Wheeler goes on to state that she decided to tackle her fear and visit the nearby carwash. She writes:

..My car was so dirty I could no longer identify its true color.

I decided to take advantage of an afternoon off and splurged for the Deluxe Wash: undercoating spray stuff, protectant, wax, the whole shebang.

Advertisement

Read also: What customers really think about carwashes … and what you can do about it.

While I was waiting in line to buy the ticket, I saw something that only added to my anxiety. One of the clerks was clearly amused with what was unfolding on the screen of a closed-circuit TV.

“Try to stay within the grids this time!” he said into the intercom, suppressing a laugh.

Wheeler said despite her anxiety, she was able to drive onto the tracks without error.

"Whew! I made it. I settled in, breathed a sigh of relief," writes Wheeler.

To read about her entire experience, click here.

Advertisement
Click to comment
Connect
Professional Carwashing & Detailing