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Car Washes in Silicon Valley:

By BayArea following x   2019 Jan 27, 9:17pm 1,119 views   13 comments   watch   nsfw   quote     share    


Ok, what the fuck?

When I lived in the East Bay, gas station car washes were everywhere. You fill up your tank, pay an extra $7, and you drive thru the car wash. Done, easy.

Since moving on the Peninsula (San Carlos), all I see around here are the super expensive ($25-50) car washes. Why are there no gas station car washes around here??

$25-50 is outrageous.
1   Blue   ignore (0)   2019 Jan 28, 1:15am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Side effect of prop-13 that force not to build any more to meet the massive demand. Existing RE prices are going up so does the new lease. All other old and new matches this new price including prop-13 subsidy recipients. Repeal prop-13 and get uniform tax for all to be fare and restore the market economy.
2   WaltertheoFlanders   ignore (2)   2019 Jan 28, 7:22am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

There is a shell on 3rd Ave in San Mateo. In Daly City there are 3 on Hickey but they close early evening. Must be some local ordinance in San Carlos.
3   Iranian_Oil_Burse   ignore (5)   2019 Jan 28, 7:24am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

BayArea says
Ok, what the fuck?

When I lived in the East Bay, gas station car washes were everywhere. You fill up your tank, pay an extra $7, and you drive thru the car wash. Done, easy.

Since moving on the Peninsula (San Carlos), all I see around here are the super expensive ($25-50) car washes. Why are there no gas station car washes around here??

$25-50 is outrageous.


Because Fuckbook now pays $200K to new grads they hire, that's why.
4   NuttBoxer   ignore (2)   2019 Jan 28, 9:22am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Might be a customer trend as well. I had trouble finding one in Chula Vista the other week. More people seem to go for the $15 wash with hand dry now days.
5   APOCALYPSEFUCKisShostikovitch   ignore (41)   2019 Jan 28, 10:14am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Waste of time and water.

Every couple of years, it's worth compounding the finish and applying a hand wax for protection.

Just don't drive a white car and you'll be fine.
6   socal2   ignore (0)   2019 Jan 28, 11:00am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Blue says
Side effect of prop-13 that force not to build any more to meet the massive demand. Existing RE prices are going up so does the new lease. All other old and new matches this new price including prop-13 subsidy recipients. Repeal prop-13 and get uniform tax for all to be fare and restore the market economy.


Right - we just need to raise taxes in California even higher, that will fix the problem!

Because we all know the Commies running the state in Sacramento will put that money to good use making California more livable for the middle class.
7   Iranian_Oil_Burse   ignore (5)   2019 Jan 28, 11:17am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

BayArea says
Peninsula ... Why are there no gas station car washes around here??


There is one at the intersection of E Hillsdale and S Norfolk in San Mateo (Shell brand). Don't know about price though - haven't washed my car there for years.
8   Iranian_Oil_Burse   ignore (5)   2019 Jan 28, 11:23am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Blue says
Repeal prop-13 and get uniform tax for all to be fare and restore the market economy.


Yeah, and legalize marijuana. These are two things which fix EVERYTHING!!!!! Amirite?
9   zzyzzx   ignore (1)   2019 Jan 28, 11:28am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

I like to wait until it's raining and then go out to the car with my sponge and bucket of soapy water. It's not as good as if you actually broke out a hose, but it's works reasonably well on the parts of your car where it actually works, and at least the water doesn't leave hard water spots on your car, and is super easy to do. Of course you have to live someplace where it actually rains. Car washes in Maryland are expensive too. Even automatic ones I have seen are at least $9, and I would never pay that much. I will try take a picture at the pump next time I see it advertised.
10   Blue   ignore (0)   2019 Jan 29, 8:27am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

socal2 says
Right - we just need to raise taxes in California even higher, that will fix the problem!


Prop-13 do not stop or protect from higher taxes for new purchases as it resets to market rate.
People start liking it as the prop-13 tax subsidies goes higher and higher paid by new buyers. Great ethics.
11   Blue   ignore (0)   2019 Jan 29, 8:33am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

DASKAA says
Blue says
Repeal prop-13 and get uniform tax for all to be fare and restore the market economy.


Yeah, and legalize marijuana. These are two things which fix EVERYTHING!!!!! Amirite?


Can you explain, why similar neighbors pay vastly different property taxes of similar properties.
12   Iranian_Oil_Burse   ignore (5)   2019 Jan 29, 12:49pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Blue says
DASKAA says
Blue says
Repeal prop-13 and get uniform tax for all to be fare and restore the market economy.


Yeah, and legalize marijuana. These are two things which fix EVERYTHING!!!!! Amirite?


Can you explain, why similar neighbors pay vastly different property taxes of similar properties.


13   Ceffer   ignore (2)   2019 Jan 29, 12:51pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

That's what's nice about the rainy season. I finally get my car washed AND for free!

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