This is a Car Wash on Two Nations Crossing in Fredericton North, across the road from the Smart Centre, on the same side as (and visible from) Frank’s Diner.
We’d driven past this Car Wash up the hill on Two Nations Crossing several times in the less than a months time we’ve lived in Fredericton. There are signs at this Car Wash saying [We should] “Try their Super Vacs”. … We needed a good vacuuming. We could have used a decent car wash. We were in the neighbourhood, so, we gave it a try. I think we were there at about 5 pm today (a Saturday) and we discovered that there does not seem to be anybody attending this car wash. That was almost spooky.
There are six “Do It Yourself” bays and One “Automated” drive-through bay. We opted for the Automated bay. I think we went for the “Extreme Clean”, ten dollar clean which includes an undercarriage clean. We didn’t see anybody working there, which reminded me that one Car Wash I went through had a customer who missed getting his or her tire in the right spot and the attendant needed to shut the whole system down to go into the washing area and I think he had to jack the car up with one of those big gas station rolling jacks and move the car an inch or two before that car, and those of us behind him, waiting our turn, could proceed.
Luckily, we didn’t have anything like that problem today. And maybe the tubular steel guides built into the car washing machine/apparatus would keep such a thing from ever happening here.
There is a machine that will accept Canadian Paper Money in $5, $10, or $20 denominations, or, through a different slot, It will accept a credit card. (Duh- I forget whether it would have taken a debit card or not. I’ll tell you next time-)
*** (( REPORTING BACK: We brought the Jeep up to the Car Wash on Sunday, and sorry- they don’t accept debit cards. )) ***
And after the machine accepted our money we drove (possibly over cautiously) into place and stopped, put the transmition in ‘park’, turned our engine off and watched the automated process commence. It was fun. I took photos. But it was too much fun and I didn’t take enough time to frame the photos all that well, so we will not bore you with goofy photos that need too much explanation.
The vehicle we went through this with was a Grand Caravan. There was so much sand, gravel, and bits of shredded plastic bags, and dog hair and people hair, salt, and who knows what else- that we went through 3 Two-nies worth of Supervac experience. But the Supervac did a reasonably good job. and we plan to go back tomorrow with the Jeep to clean it up as well as we can.
So, while there were no wonderful Fred-ites there to warmly welcome us to our Car Wash Experience, we did feel good about this. And also came to the conclusion that if we ever wanted to clean and wash a vehicle at some ridiculous hour, like maybe 3 am, we could probably do that here. And that’s probably a good thing.