Gas station car washes are automatic car wash facilities that allow customers to buy car washes when they stop to purchase gas. Typically the customer pays for the car wash, then drives into a car wash bay for the wash.
In a gas station car wash, unlike larger automated car washes, the car being washed stays stationary while the washing machinery moves back and forth across the surface of the vehicle. Some gas station car washes offer touch-free washing systems. A typical gas station car wash can wash a car in three minutes. Often, the gas station offers a discount on the car wash if the customers purchases a certain amount of gas.