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The 7 Spots Giving the Best Car Wash in Edmonton, as Tested by Yours Truly

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I finally found the thing that hurts more than a break up – seeing that hairline scratch on a car I paid $800 a month for. What happened? Well, I went to a car wash I shouldn’t have, and as you can tell, they damn near broke my heart.

Traumatized, I went and tested every car wash in Edmonton with my older sedan. No way was I again risking the new one I hadn’t paid off yet until I knew the place was reliable!

Many weeks and about $300 after, I finally found car washes I can personally use and even strongly recommend to my friends – count yourself in!

How much does a car wash in Edmonton?

A basic car wash in Edmonton usually costs about $10-$20, but if you get a full-service wash, that can go up to $100. Things like car sizes, add-ons, and tips will increase the price. For the lowest rates, choose self-service, followed by automated car washes.

Top Car Wash Service in Edmonton

Services – Based on the types of car wash services available, as well as the general methods and process of car clearing. We also prefer having a decent selection of add-ons during and post-car wash session. 
Quality of equipment and procedures – Based on how well we perceive their range of equipment and procedures. We’re fine as long as they have a complete set of car wash tools at all times.
Turnaround time – Based on the average time it takes to complete a car wash. Faster service is better service for us (in consideration with quality of work too).
Cost – Based on the average price of car wash plans available. We look at value for money in this regard.

1. Ming Shine

SERVICES 3M Paint Protection Film, 9H Ceramic Coating, Automotive Interiors, Automotive Paint Protection, Automotive Undercoating, Basic Car Washes, Boat Detailing, Car Body, and Car Care Products
ADDRESS10575 108 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5H 2Z8, Canada
OPERATING HOURS Monday to Friday: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Type of car wash service5/5
Quality of equipment and procedures5/5
Turnaround time5/5

We recently stumbled upon a hidden gem in the world of professional car washes, and we just couldn’t wait to spill the sudsy beans about our delightful experience with Ming Shine/

When it comes to services, Ming Shine impresses us. They offer a dazzling array of options that make our cars feel like they just rolled out of a showroom.

From their basic wash that banishes dirt and grime with ninja-like precision to their mind-blowing paint protection treatments that make our rides shine like a supernova, they’ve got it all.

No matter what we choose, our jaws drop at the stunning results.

Convenience? Ming Shine is the king.

With their mobile service, they come to our doorsteps and work their magic on our four-wheeled beauty, saving us precious time and effort.

We felt like royalty as we lounged on our porch, sipping a cold beverage, while the Ming Shine team transformed our cars into a gleaming work of art. It was like a car wash concierge service, and we were loving every second of it.

Ming Shine has been the talk of the town among car aficionados, and for good reason. Their skilled technicians are wizards wielding their wands (or in this case, microfiber cloths) with finesse.

Trust us, they know their stuff. Plus, they’ve earned a loyal fan base who swear by the Ming Shine experience.

Additionally, Ming Shine offers competitive prices that don’t leave our wallets crying for mercy. The value we get for the price is simply unbeatable.

However, Ming Shine is closed on weekends. Be sure to pay them a visit on a weekday to give your car the grooming it deserves.


  • Professional and high-quality car wash services
  • Convenient mobile service that comes to your location
  • Strong reputation and positive reviews from satisfied customers
  • Competitive and affordable pricing options


  • Promos and discounts change monthly

2. Cupid’s Car Wash & Detail Centre

Cupid's Car Wash & Detail Centre Homepage
SERVICES Exterior wash and interior clean
ADDRESS7303 Gateway Boulevard NW, Edmonton, Alberta T6E 6N3, Canada
CONTACT DETAILS(780) 439-5664
OPERATING HOURSMonday - Saturday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Type of car wash service5/5
Quality of equipment and procedures4/5
Turnaround time5/5

The range of car wash services is what made Cupid’s Car Wash & Detail Centre earn a spot in our list. Besides the exterior wash and interior cleaning they provide, they’re also one for deluxe services (pretty nice if you want that extra shine).

But before we get into that, we found that they’re pretty affordable for complete car hand washing. You can get your car hand-washed and the door sills wiped for a very reasonable price (ranging from $19 to $25 depending on the type of vehicle).

They can also provide special care and attention to other exterior components such as bumpers, grills, headlights, side mirrors, wheels, and so on. However, this one will cost you more ($55) but we believe the price is reasonable given the service you’ll receive.

Cupid’s, as previously stated, provides deluxe exterior services. That’s why, in addition to complete hand washing, your car can receive a clear coat protectant and hot wax sealant, which will provide total protection for your car but is also costly.

We also reached out to past clients and the majority were impressed and satisfied with the outcome. One thing that stands out to us is their honesty, as we’ve heard that if the car isn’t too dirty, they’ll recommend a less expensive option.

Although there were minor complaints about the quality of service, we find the feedback relatively minor in the big picture. For now, we’ll consider short reviews of poor performance as an area of improvement for the business.


  • Specializes in hand car washing
  • Provides exterior wash and interior clean
  • Has deluxe exterior services
  • Reasonable pricing
  • Offers wash passes


  • Minor inconsistencies

3. Clean Car Wash

Clean Car Wash Homepage
SERVICES Self-serve car wash, car detailing
ADDRESS3515 Allan Drive SW Edmonton, Alberta T6W 3G9
CONTACT DETAILS 780-705-6612 | [email protected] 
OPERATING HOURSMonday - Sunday: 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Type of car wash service4/5
Quality of equipment and procedures5/5
Turnaround time4/5

Self-service car washes may not be ideal for some, but with Clean Car Wash, customers might find themselves hooked to cleaning their own cars. They’re easily accessible as they’re open every day and have a station located outside of Edmonton.

If it’s the waiting in line you are worried about, we believe you’ll find the experience pretty satisfactory. It turns out that they have a total of 12 self-wash bays, which for us, is enough to accommodate customers (on regular days, at least).

Even larger passenger vehicles can do self-service car wash with them through their extra-large wash bays. This goes with vans and small buses (capacity of 24 passengers), including F-450 trucks – safe to say they can cater to various vehicles.

We’re also impressed by their extensive selection of car wash services. Clients can wash their entire vehicle from the ground up using high-pressure soap, foaming brush soap, clear coat protectant, vacuums, and there’s even a tire engine cleaner.

However, we’re afraid there’s quite a drawback with their equipment and tools. We’ve learned about problems with their water pressure, which clients say is sometimes choppy and low or not at a steady stream.

On the plus side, Clean Car Wash is one of those businesses that don’t seem to be mining gold from their clients. As a result, they don’t charge any additional fees such as transaction or setup fees, and it’s a truly appreciated effort.


  • Self-serve car wash
  • Very accessible location
  • Open every day
  • Has a total of 12 self-wash bays
  • With an extensive selection of car wash services


  • Minor issues with water pressure

4. Rainbow Car Wash

Rainbow Car Wash Homepage
SERVICES Basic wash, wash and rinse, deluxe and super wash
ADDRESS2978 106 St, Edmonton, AB T6J 5M5, Canada
CONTACT DETAILS+1 780-466-9649
OPERATING HOURSMonday - Saturday: 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM | Sunday: 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Type of car wash service4/5
Quality of equipment and procedures5/5
Turnaround time5/5

For a quick touchless wash, we recommend you go to Rainbow Car Wash. They offer an automatic car wash service as well as available staff who can assist you in operating the machine (pretty standard, but nice to know).

We believe they’re the right car wash for you if you’re in a hurry as you’ll be in and out of their wash in less than 6 minutes. Although it made us think of potentially poor wash quality, most of their customers reassured us that the outcome is satisfying. 

They have their staff do a pre-wash before your car goes under a fully automated car wash. Plus, they’ve been getting compliments on how they dry cars, and bring them out clean and shiny – a nice note for service quality.

When it comes to car wash services, they have a good selection, although somewhat limited. They have four options in total: basic wash, wash and rinse, deluxe wash, and super wash, with the first being the most popular with customers.

Rainbow Car Wash also impressed us with its low prices – in fact, their best car wash is available for less than $20. That’s why it’s not surprising that they’ve been getting a lot of customers from outside the town.

Unfortunately, despite providing a quick car wash, customers frequently wait in line for 15 minutes (tops). However, this doesn’t have a negative impact on the quality of their service, at least not for us, since having a spotless car after is a priceless experience. 


  • Full-service automated car wash
  • Quick and touchless car wash
  • Staff pre-wash cars
  • Have a good selection of car wash services
  • Low prices


  • Limited car wash services
  • Complaints of waiting in line

5. Ultra Car Wash

Ultra Car Wash Homepage
SERVICES Self-serve car wash
ADDRESS4381 167 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T5Y 3Y2, Canada
CONTACT DETAILS 587-686-0706 | [email protected] 
OPERATING HOURS Monday – Sunday: 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Type of car wash service4/5
Quality of equipment and procedures5/5
Turnaround time4/5

Another self-service car wash on our list is Ultra Car Wash, which is regarded as an absolute gem by the majority of its customers. Our own evaluation attested to this, as they met our criteria for an ideal car wash location.

The first is that they are outfitted with advanced technology, allowing them to provide their customers with a complete detailing and showroom finish. They even have undercarriage washers for removing salt and dirt buildup in the chassis and wheel wells.

Just like what we saw in other car wash centers in this list, Ultra Car Wash has a complete exterior cleaning system. This includes foam cannon pre-soak, high-pressure soap, tri-colored wax, spotless rinse, and tire dressing (to finish the job).

During our personal visits, we saw their attendants demonstrating equipment on-site, which we totally appreciate. This means you don’t have to worry at all if you’ve never used a wand wash before as they’re pretty accommodating to help you with it.

On top of that, they have complete instructions for a perfect wash even on their website. It covers everything you need to know, from spraying and applying pressure to shampooing and vacuuming the carpet.

There’s just one minor snag: they can be quite pricey. Anything other than the foam cannon pre-soak costs 85 cents per minute. So, a 10-minute rinsing (which can happen to newbies) will cost you $8, which is a bit steep when compared to a fixed rate.


  • Outfitted with the advanced technology
  • Has a complete exterior cleaning system
  • Attendants demonstrate equipment for newbies
  • Has complete instructions for a perfect wash on their website


  • Can be a bit pricey

6. Bubbles Car Wash & Detail Centre

Bubbles Car Wash & Detail Centre Homepage
SERVICES Exterior wash, interior and exterior detail
ADDRESS11614 Jasper Ave, Edmonton, AB T5K 0N2, Canada
CONTACT DETAILS+1 780-423-5206
OPERATING HOURSMonday - Thursday & Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM | Friday & Sunday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Type of car wash service5/5
Quality of equipment and procedures4/5
Turnaround time4/5

Bubbles Car Wash & Detail Centre hand washes everything when they clean cars, that’s why we reckon they’re the best fit for meticulous car owners. They’ve been in the business for over 30 years, which we believe demonstrates expertise.

As mentioned, they perform ‘old-fashioned’ hand washing where their staff pressure washes the entire car to remove dust, dirt, and other debris. Then they hand wash with lamb’s wool mittens and horse hair brushes to remove any film.

Another thing we liked about them is their variety of exterior washes. The basic hand wash and dry; the high gloss exterior package (which includes clear coat, spray paint, and hot wax); and the platinum exterior package, which is identical to the latter but only includes tire dressing.

We also liked that they’re fairly open about their pricing, though we think it is pretty expensive. The regular exterior wash with them ranges from $19.95 to $100.00 – luckily, they have packages where customers can save tens of dollars.

If you’re in a hurry, their quickest car wash service can be completed in as little as ten minutes, which is perfectly acceptable. Bubbles’ premium car wash service, on the other hand, typically takes hours to complete.

All things considered, Bubbles, for us, is made for clients looking for premium services. Just take note of their rates as we said since high-quality car wash does come at high prices as well.


  • Over 30 years in the business
  • Does old fashioned hand washing
  • Has a variety of exterior washes
  • Popular for their ‘Hand Wash & Dry’
  • Fairly transparent with their pricing


  • Expensive

7. Mobile Auto Detailing

SERVICES Car Detailing

Truck Detailing

Commercial Fleet Detailing

Minor Paint Correction

Ceramic Coating
ADDRESSEdmonton, Sherwood Park, AB
CONTACT DETAILS[email protected]

(587) 612-5092

OPERATING HOURSMonday – Sunday, 8:00 AM – 6 PM
Type of car wash service4/5
Quality of equipment and procedures5/5
Turnaround time4/5

When it comes to automobile detailing services, they are among the best you will discover. Their attention to detail for automobile detailing sets them apart from the competition. They want you to be proud of driving a pristine automobile.

Many of us consider our automobiles to be our pride and pleasure. They have dedicated time, money, and personal interest in caring for and maintaining it so that it runs well and looks great. When it comes to the interior and exterior detailing of your investment, you want to rely on specialists that utilize the best methods and supplies to perform the job. 

Mobile Car Cleaning Edmonton treats your vehicle like the prize that it is; they would not accept anything less, and they believe you should not either. With everything they have to offer, we genuinely believe that they are one of the best companies to provide automobile services in Edmonton.


  • Uses quality and proven products
  • Experienced staff
  • Prompt customer support
  • Available seven days a week


  • Website needs to be updated