Best of Philly

Best Car Wash

2016 BEST Convenient Car Wash

Waterless Works

This Malvern-based start-up run by a trio of local college-kids-turned-entrepreneurs comes to your home or office to do the job, eschews soap and water for a plant-based cleaning solution, and donates money from each wash (they start at $40) to provide water for communities in need. Service areas include Philly and its ‘burbs and select spots in Delaware and South Jersey.

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2014 BEST Car Wash

Pristine Hand Carwash Lube & Detail Center

1000 Haddonfield Road, Cherry Hill, NJ

Instead of the usual harsh spinning scrubbers and high-powered sprayers in an automatic tunnel, at Pristine you’ll find a team of workers, sponges up, ready to carefully soap away stubborn street grime. How carefully? Just ask the owners of all those fancy Italian sports cars in line with you. Read more »

2013 BEST Car Wash

Southport Plaza Car Wash

1600 South Columbus Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA

Your standard sudsy drive-thru, but bolstered by an army of elbow-greased, cloth-bearing shiners who keep your wheels looking showroom-new. Low prices, too. Read more »

2009 BEST Car Wash

Park and Polish

220-224 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA

Their $25 hand wash includes a dashboard cleaning and an interior vacuuming that will suck up all those crumbs the kids leave in the backseat. And if you miss that “new car smell,” you can splurge on the $200 Royal Treatment package, which includes a Vaportek odor-elimination system to bring back that just-off-the-showroom-floor aroma. Read more »