Frequently Asked Questions


Below, we have tried to answer the most common questions visitors to this this site may have. If you find that your question is not answered on this page please go to out contact page and fill out the contact form or call us anytime at (303)-384-WASH (9274).


1. What makes your automatic carwash better?

At A Better Carwash we utilize state of the art equipment manufactured in Stuttgart, Germany near the homes of Mercedes Benz and Porsche automobiles. In fact these are the same machines that are used at the factories for Rolls Royce, Mercedes Benz, and Porsches. The Karcher equipment uses laser beams to measure your car’s length, height, and width (any vehicle from a Mini Cooper to a Crew-cab type duelly pickup truck) in order to customize the wash pressure (impingement) for the best results.  There is no extra charge for larger vehicles.

We use superior, biodegradable chemicals for a low and high pH factor in each of the two presoaks and then clear coat conditioner, along with heated and softened rinse water for better cleaning with a water repellency treatment that will help keep your car cleaner longer, and mineral free water (reverse osmosis) for a spot-free rinse.

Finally we use high-volume air dryers that follow your car’s contour.

2. What makes your self-serve facilities better?

Unlike other carwash locations, we offer treatments to remove mag chloride from your car in the winter, and “bugs” in the summer.  We also have a triple color foam conditioner available that your car will love (it smells good too).

As with our automatic washes we use superior formulations of soap with softened and heated water water.

3. What forms of payment do you accept?

We accept cash, credit cards, and we offer fleet account services all of which can be used for washes, vacuums, carpet shampooing, fragrance machines, and air dryers. We also offer V.I.P. accounts to save money for our regular customers. Call us for information on how to get yours.

4. What is an “Air Shammee”?

It is a hand-held hose and diffuser that will blow air up to 180 mph in order to dry your car or motorcycle more effectively than a towel such as when trying to remove water from mirrors, grills, lights, and etc.

5. Do your machines give me “real” change or worthless tokens?

Yes - only “real” change is given in U.S. currency.  (We won’t cheat you with tokens that can’t be used anywhere else.) Although our machines accept quarters, we also use dollar coins for convenience.

6. What are your hours of operation?

We are always open, no matter the weather or time of day. (24/7/365) High resolution video surveillance is in use at all hours for your safety.