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    • LeeUK
    • By LeeUK 21st Jan 17, 11:01 PM
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    ASDA Jet Wash
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    • 21st Jan 17, 11:01 PM
    ASDA Jet Wash 21st Jan 17 at 11:01 PM
    Anyone know if they have a 'closing time' on the jet wash at Asda petrol stations?

    My local one is open 24hrs for the pay@pumps so I'm wondering if they leave the jet wash on too. I want to pop out and wash my car tonight while it's quiet. Don't like going when it's busy as I feel rushed when people are waiting.
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    • docmatt
    • By docmatt 22nd Jan 17, 12:04 AM
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    I'd just ask the people at the kiosk. You'll need to buy tokens from them anyway don't you? Or is it money straight into the machine?
    • LeeUK
    • By LeeUK 22nd Jan 17, 12:08 AM
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    • 22nd Jan 17, 12:08 AM
    I'd just ask the people at the kiosk. You'll need to buy tokens from them anyway don't you? Or is it money straight into the machine?
    Originally posted by docmatt
    Not sure never used Asda's jet wash before. Usually use one at a different garage and they take coins straight into the machine.
    • docmatt
    • By docmatt 22nd Jan 17, 12:09 AM
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    • 22nd Jan 17, 12:09 AM
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    • 22nd Jan 17, 12:09 AM
    Anyway won't it be dark?
    • LeeUK
    • By LeeUK 22nd Jan 17, 12:24 AM
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    • 22nd Jan 17, 12:24 AM
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    • 22nd Jan 17, 12:24 AM
    They have lights do they not.
    • LeeUK
    • By LeeUK 22nd Jan 17, 1:39 AM
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    • 22nd Jan 17, 1:39 AM
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    • 22nd Jan 17, 1:39 AM
    It's ok, I remembered about one on a local industrial estate which I thought might be open 24/7, so just been for a drive up and it is indeed open 24 hours.

    Car spick n span now, first time it's been cleaned since last summer.
    • custardy
    • By custardy 22nd Jan 17, 10:54 AM
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    • 22nd Jan 17, 10:54 AM
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    • 22nd Jan 17, 10:54 AM
    For future ref. Our local Asda with coin fed jet washes runs 24/7 alongside the pay @ pump.
    • LeeUK
    • By LeeUK 17th Apr 18, 4:19 PM
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    • 17th Apr 18, 4:19 PM
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    • 17th Apr 18, 4:19 PM
    Just been to Asda petrol station and they have installed a brand new jet wash bay so decided to use it as my car was covered in dust from a neighbour's building work.

    1 for 3 minutes soapy wash then another 1 for 3 minutes high pressure rinse. Bargain! I was paying 1 for 90 seconds at the place on the industrial estate.

    • IanMSpencer
    • By IanMSpencer 17th Apr 18, 5:05 PM
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    • 17th Apr 18, 5:05 PM
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    • 17th Apr 18, 5:05 PM
    Not all car washes are allowed to operate 24/7 if there are neighbours to disturb - depends on their planning permission (obviously an industrial estate is less likely to have issues with noise nuisance).

    Our local car wash has doors for noise reduction.
    • Norman Castle
    • By Norman Castle 17th Apr 18, 7:42 PM
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    1 for 3 minutes soapy wash then another 1 for 3 minutes high pressure rinse. Bargain! I was paying 1 for 90 seconds at the place on the industrial estate.
    Originally posted by LeeUK
    For an extra 50p you can watch someone else do it and they probably do a better job than you blasting it with a jet wash.
    This may be mse but for me the extra 1 on twice yearly car washing is an indulgence I'm happy to fund
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    • LeeUK
    • By LeeUK 17th Apr 18, 8:21 PM
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    For an extra 50p you can watch someone else do it and they probably do a better job than you blasting it with a jet wash.
    This may be mse but for me the extra 1 on twice yearly car washing is an indulgence I'm happy to fund
    Originally posted by Norman Castle
    I know the jet wash doesn't get your car 100% spotless as it won't get rid of tar spots or road grim, but it removes general muck, birds mess, and brick dust.

    And to be honest I'd rather do it myself then let the poles (other eastern Europeans are available) drag a stone covered dirty cloth along my paint work.
    • giraffe69
    • By giraffe69 17th Apr 18, 11:03 PM
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    A touch prejudicial. The two car washes in my town both have adequate loads of eastern europeans and they have done a decent job (better than i would) at a reasonable price and with one of them club card points as well! no stone covered dirty cloths I have spotted.
    • Norman Castle
    • By Norman Castle 18th Apr 18, 7:54 AM
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    And to be honest I'd rather do it myself then let the poles (other eastern Europeans are available) drag a stone covered dirty cloth along my paint work.
    Originally posted by LeeUK
    Based on the queues of expensive cars presumably from happy customers regularly lining up outside these places its unlikely they will miss your business.
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    • LeeUK
    • By LeeUK 18th Apr 18, 10:38 AM
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    Based on the queues of expensive cars presumably from happy customers regularly lining up outside these places its unlikely they will miss your business.
    Originally posted by Norman Castle
    Ha ha OK, shut up!

    I bet the expensive cars lining up are all company cars or cars driven by people who don't give a damn. You know, folk that would use a big yellow sponge and 1 bucket if they washed it themselves.

    And not missing my business? Funny! I Get flyers for them through my letter box all the time.

    I assume this is because I said Poles and Eastern European that means I must be a racist! Hardly! I'm a Labour member and I voted Remain!

    Also there is a big section on Eastern European car washers a couple of years ago in the Bangernomics thread.
    • agrinnall
    • By agrinnall 18th Apr 18, 11:01 AM
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    I assume this is because I said Poles and Eastern European that means I must be a racist! Hardly! I'm a Labour member and I voted Remain!
    Originally posted by LeeUK
    I doubt if it was because of that. However, you do come across as a bit racist, and neither of those things means you can't be one.
    • LeeUK
    • By LeeUK 18th Apr 18, 11:17 AM
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    I doubt if it was because of that. However, you do come across as a bit racist, and neither of those things means you can't be one.
    Originally posted by agrinnall
    Explain how.
    • agrinnall
    • By agrinnall 18th Apr 18, 1:37 PM
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    Explain how.
    Originally posted by LeeUK
    I think you know how, otherwise you would't have been the first person in the thread to use the word.
    • davetrousers
    • By davetrousers 18th Apr 18, 1:41 PM
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    I won't let a jet wash near any of my vehicles.
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    • Norman Castle
    • By Norman Castle 18th Apr 18, 5:09 PM
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    I won't let a jet wash near any of my vehicles.
    Originally posted by davetrousers
    Thats jetist. What about a jet wash with a Pole?
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    • James_N
    • By James_N 18th Apr 18, 5:25 PM
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    Polish
    The Polish may not polish the car correctly. You'd need to Czech.
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