Originally Posted by cacofonix
What is the best carwash for an M3 in the SouthBay (Mountain View/Santa Clara/Palo Alto area)?
Long story short, after lots of research here's your best option:
Fernando Campos is the owner and he will work with directly. He's been doing this for almost 20 years and he takes care of you personally. (he's on vacation right now, but his manager is the same)
I used to live in the mid-west with a 3 car garage so I had the space and all the stuff: foam gun, two bucket system, PC, lake country pads, menzerna, etc I washed my car myself weekly and it would take about 2-3 hours.
Now, does Fernando do a better job than me? of course not
but truth is he does many things better than I do and he does it in a LOT less time. I'm VERY happy with his work.
He's located in a private country club community (Silver Creek) on the weekends and is in downtown SJ during the week. Believe me, he's used to working on nice cars. Some guys rotate driving 3+ cars and he'll wash them after each use!
I recommend the club just because it's a nice place to hang out if you want. You can sit right in front of your car and work with team as they do your car.
Course I used to do that ...
but now that I've been there I usually walk down the hill to starbucks. He'll do the whole pick up / drop off thing, but I just drive down to the club and hang.
I started out with a full polish since I'd done ED (and then trucked to CA) and now do detail washes. I was planning to do a full concours this summer but haven't gotten around to it yet.
It's probably a drive for you but very worth it for great customer service and careful work. BTW, I have no interest in his business whatsoever I'm just newly moved here and thrilled to have found his service.
PM me if you want more info.
UPDATE: looks like he has a Palo location! Didn't know that ...
Palo Alto Hills Golf & Country Club
3000 Alexis Dr.
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Tue - Sat. 9 AM - 6 PM