• UberPeople.NET - Independent community of rideshare drivers. It's FREE to be a person and enjoy all the benefits of membership. JOIN US! CLICK HERE

Car washes and maintenance

Pjackbar

New Member
Where does everyone get their cars cleaned? Anywhere that has unlimited car washes? What about oil changes and general car maintenance? Share your thoughts please .
 

Disgusted Driver

Well-Known Member
I've been washng the car myself to keep expenses down. I never found an unlimited but the cheapest one I found was by the car dealers on wake Forest road, of you buy a card you get a little bonus.
 

yassir

Active Member
When I used to drive full-time, I got a membership at Carolina auto spa in Cary. It was $30/month and you get a 40% discount if you are an Uber driver which brought it to $18/month with unlimited washes. for oil change, I go to Mr.Tire $20 with tire rotation as well.
 

Hogg

Well-Known Member
I mostly drive after dark so I don't have to keep my car as clean. I spent a bunch of money keeping it tidy when I started but don't care anymore, its just not worth it. I spend $1 in quarters to vacuum it out every now and then.

I do all my own maintenance on the car.
 

staceman

New Member
I use Speedy McClean on MLK in Durham. Subscriptions are $25-45. Use the $35 myself; includes wax and sidewall polish. Great vacuums and provides drying/cleaning towels. Also has floor-mat cleaning station. Open 8-8 daily.

BTW, this is not an ad for them, this is what I use at least twice a week.
 

Dahkei

Well-Known Member
Car gets washed at home but when cold I do Sheetz only when needed. Don't worry about keeping the exterior spotless anymore.
Maintenance (oil, brakes, tune up, etc) get done in my garage along with any other repairs that are not too difficult.
 

Disgusted Driver

Well-Known Member
Car gets washed at home but when cold I do Sheetz only when needed. Don't worry about keeping the exterior spotless anymore.
Maintenance (oil, brakes, tune up, etc) get done in my garage along with any other repairs that are not too difficult.
I hear that. It has to be pretty dirty before I'll bother. I will also just do a quick spray the car off to extend time between washes but it's unlikely I'll wash the car more than every other week. I just don't care enough. The margins are to the point that I'm not going to do any bit more than I have to since Uber sees no need to raise fares for drivers (they've taken care of themselves with flat rate pricing).
 

Pjackbar

New Member
  • Thread Starter Thread Starter
  • #8
Thank you for all the replies. I also wash at home and can't find more viable option. I'm definitely going to check out Mr. Tire.
 

Hogg

Well-Known Member
The only time I wash my car is when someone throws up, then I do the whole thing. I've found that that's frequent enough cleaning.
 

Disgusted Driver

Well-Known Member
The only time I wash my car is when someone throws up, then I do the whole thing. I've found that that's frequent enough cleaning.
Nice! I've managed to avoid the in the car pukers for a while now so occasionally I have to clean just for the normal grunge, grime and fingerprints on the glass. They actually have expectations on select :wink:
 

Stephen

Well-Known Member
Oil Changes: NTB (Was Merchant's Tire). They usually have a coupon online for a $20 oil change + tire rotation. Beware: they will usually try to upsell you on some BS, then send you a coupon for it in the mail shortly after your visit.

Car Wash: Autorific on Hillsborough Rd. in Durham has a club, $29.99/mo or $39.99/mo. Details at their website: http://autorific.net/
 

RDUber

New Member
Detail my own cars since 2004, maintenance gets done at the mechanic or with the help of other friends who are a bit more mechanically inclined.
 
Top