Best Car Wash - 2010
General Grant Car Wash
The hassles of car ownership are many: car payments, insurance premiums and being party to our nation's dependence on oil are all tempting reasons to sell the four-wheeled beast and take the bus. But St. Louis is not a commuter-friendly city, and you probably need the car more than you'd like to admit. So take pride in your set of wheels and treat it right — get an honest-to-God car wash at General Grant Car Wash. They've been doing this for 40 years and know more than a few things about making your car sparkle. Once it leaves the automated rain tunnel, a gaggle of neon green-shirted fellows wipe down the vehicle with soft towels and douse the windows liberally with bright blue window cleaner, assuring that dried water spots don't negate the process. The exterior wash starts at $7.75, but car lovers can pamper their rides with the Five Star BodyShield for $25.95, which offers all types of protectants and amenities. The General Grant Car Wash is open Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., weather permitting.