Go Back   English Forum Switzerland > Help & tips > Transportation/driving  
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 26.07.2011, 10:38
Keefyd's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Basel
Posts: 247
Groaned at 2 Times in 2 Posts
Thanked 41 Times in 31 Posts
Keefyd has earned some respectKeefyd has earned some respect
Jet wash/Car wash in Basel?

Greetings all,

Yes, yet another ridiculous question, so apologies in adv -

Is there a jet wash (for cars) in Basel ??

I know it may sound daft/obvious, but am one of those drivers who is very happy waxing their car on a Sunday arvo.....

thank you in adv.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 26.07.2011, 10:44
KeinFranzösisch's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Washington, DC
Posts: 2,212
Groaned at 63 Times in 38 Posts
Thanked 2,549 Times in 1,115 Posts
KeinFranzösisch has a reputation beyond reputeKeinFranzösisch has a reputation beyond reputeKeinFranzösisch has a reputation beyond reputeKeinFranzösisch has a reputation beyond reputeKeinFranzösisch has a reputation beyond reputeKeinFranzösisch has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Jet wash/Car wash in Basel?

I used a carwash over by Dreispitz/St.Jakob (stadium) this weekend and I was NOT pleased with it. I think it was called "OME" or something of that nature. I went expecting a full-service wash/vacuum, cleaning of the interior, etc, and it was a complete waste of 20 Francs.

I had to vacuum it myself (for an extra franc) and then you drive into the chute and the guy pre-soaks the car for you. And that's it. To me it was no better than a gas station car wash, and I could have done it myself at my apartment for free.

So... I wouldn't recommend that place, but I'll be interested to see if anyone has other recommendations.
__________________
I would sooner have you hate me for telling you the truth than adore me for telling you lies. - Pietro Aretino
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank KeinFranzösisch for this useful post:
  #3  
Old 26.07.2011, 10:51
evilshell's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: UK, formerly Basel
Posts: 3,364
Groaned at 97 Times in 81 Posts
Thanked 3,093 Times in 1,341 Posts
evilshell has a reputation beyond reputeevilshell has a reputation beyond reputeevilshell has a reputation beyond reputeevilshell has a reputation beyond reputeevilshell has a reputation beyond reputeevilshell has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Jet wash/Car wash in Basel?

Do a forum search, it has been discussed before.

Self car-wash in Basel? (for example)
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 26.07.2011, 11:04
Keefyd's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Basel
Posts: 247
Groaned at 2 Times in 2 Posts
Thanked 41 Times in 31 Posts
Keefyd has earned some respectKeefyd has earned some respect
Re: Jet wash/Car wash in Basel?

Quote:
View Post
Do a forum search, it has been discussed before.

Self car-wash in Basel? (for example)
I did using Car / Jet wash and nowt came up - hence the post....but thank you for the link
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 26.07.2011, 11:26
17clarence's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Geneva
Posts: 803
Groaned at 15 Times in 12 Posts
Thanked 965 Times in 440 Posts
17clarence has a reputation beyond repute17clarence has a reputation beyond repute17clarence has a reputation beyond repute17clarence has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Jet wash/Car wash in Basel?

There's a jet wash in Kiesstrasse, Allschwil.
Has vacuums as well. Figure on CHF5 - 6 to jet wash and 3 to vacuum. Take plenty of coinage. Open on a Sunday, it may even be 24hr as it's on an industrial road.
There are maybe 6 bays, but, best to go off peak as I have seen queues there.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank 17clarence for this useful post:
  #6  
Old 17.03.2012, 22:18
KeinFranzösisch's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Washington, DC
Posts: 2,212
Groaned at 63 Times in 38 Posts
Thanked 2,549 Times in 1,115 Posts
KeinFranzösisch has a reputation beyond reputeKeinFranzösisch has a reputation beyond reputeKeinFranzösisch has a reputation beyond reputeKeinFranzösisch has a reputation beyond reputeKeinFranzösisch has a reputation beyond reputeKeinFranzösisch has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Jet wash/Car wash in Basel?

Spring has sprung and my car has yet only been washed ONCE in the past year. (yuck)

Is there a full-service car wash anywhere?!?
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 17.03.2012, 23:31
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Basel
Posts: 391
Groaned at 3 Times in 3 Posts
Thanked 309 Times in 149 Posts
terramundi has an excellent reputationterramundi has an excellent reputationterramundi has an excellent reputationterramundi has an excellent reputation
Re: Jet wash/Car wash in Basel?

I take mine through the car wash on the main road between St Jakobs and Muttenz - I think it's called soft wash They gave various options from 16-30chf - not sure if it's what you're looking for but it gets the car clean and waxed.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 18.03.2012, 00:29
moggy's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Thurgau (& London, UK)
Posts: 1,644
Groaned at 10 Times in 10 Posts
Thanked 911 Times in 598 Posts
moggy has a reputation beyond reputemoggy has a reputation beyond reputemoggy has a reputation beyond reputemoggy has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Jet wash/Car wash in Basel?

no idea about Basel.

In the cantons of Thurgau and Graubunden, they have the self service styles. the prices for the outside wash varies between about 2 and 5 francs depending what wash you choose. If you are in a town that has several, then would suggest you ask your local mechanic which one they recommend. They will know the one that has the best water pressure and so forth.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 18.03.2012, 14:12
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: north
Posts: 6,139
Groaned at 219 Times in 139 Posts
Thanked 5,100 Times in 2,636 Posts
rob1 has a reputation beyond reputerob1 has a reputation beyond reputerob1 has a reputation beyond reputerob1 has a reputation beyond reputerob1 has a reputation beyond reputerob1 has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Jet wash/Car wash in Basel?

Quote:
View Post
Spring has sprung and my car has yet only been washed ONCE in the past year. (yuck)

Is there a full-service car wash anywhere?!?
next to aldi in weil is a place, drive through swirl-o-matic machine full programme is 10 euro i think.

they also have jet wash and bays for vac etc.

if you want someone to do everything for you they do it also but are expensive - i had a quote for a full deep interior clean of 300 euro, its detailing standards but still!!

alternative is at eleclerc supermarket in st.louis. guy there has a small cleaning place and is far far cheaper and does a good job
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 28.06.2012, 10:37
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Basel
Posts: 58
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 26 Times in 18 Posts
karol.k has made some interesting contributions
Re: Jet wash/Car wash in Basel?

It seems that I'm the only person around here who doesn't enjoy washing the car on my own, so can someone recommend a place in Basel that would clean my car to the MFK inspection standards?
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 28.06.2012, 11:01
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: north
Posts: 6,139
Groaned at 219 Times in 139 Posts
Thanked 5,100 Times in 2,636 Posts
rob1 has a reputation beyond reputerob1 has a reputation beyond reputerob1 has a reputation beyond reputerob1 has a reputation beyond reputerob1 has a reputation beyond reputerob1 has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Jet wash/Car wash in Basel?

Quote:
View Post
It seems that I'm the only person around here who doesn't enjoy washing the car on my own, so can someone recommend a place in Basel that would clean my car to the MFK inspection standards?

its 10 mins at the jet wash or drive thru as a DIY or if you cant be bothered or have loads of spare cash and want a garage to do it go to the gargage with the red and green header opposite mcdonalds in weil
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 28.06.2012, 11:09
sashimiso's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: riehen
Posts: 550
Groaned at 58 Times in 30 Posts
Thanked 414 Times in 224 Posts
sashimiso has an excellent reputationsashimiso has an excellent reputationsashimiso has an excellent reputationsashimiso has an excellent reputation
Re: Jet wash/Car wash in Basel?

Quote:
View Post
It seems that I'm the only person around here who doesn't enjoy washing the car on my own, so can someone recommend a place in Basel that would clean my car to the MFK inspection standards?
Basel TCS
Reply With Quote
The following 2 users would like to thank sashimiso for this useful post:
  #13  
Old 28.06.2012, 20:05
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Basel
Posts: 58
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 26 Times in 18 Posts
karol.k has made some interesting contributions
Re: Jet wash/Car wash in Basel?

Thanks for the link sashimiso.


Quote:
View Post
its 10 mins at the jet wash or drive thru as a DIY or if you cant be bothered or have loads of spare cash and want a garage to do it go to the gargage with the red and green header opposite mcdonalds in weil
Ok, but the jet wash/drive thru will take care only of the exterior and from what I understood also the engine bay and chassis need to be spotless.
Do you happen to know how much this garage in Weil charges? The one from sashimiso's link wants 160 CHF.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 28.06.2012, 20:16
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: north
Posts: 6,139
Groaned at 219 Times in 139 Posts
Thanked 5,100 Times in 2,636 Posts
rob1 has a reputation beyond reputerob1 has a reputation beyond reputerob1 has a reputation beyond reputerob1 has a reputation beyond reputerob1 has a reputation beyond reputerob1 has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Jet wash/Car wash in Basel?

open bonnet and spray around engine and many jet wash places have chassis wash jets - or go to the garage suggested.
Reply With Quote
Reply




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Car Wash in Lausanne Adi86 Transportation/driving 26 22.04.2014 12:48
Self car-wash in Basel? Castro Transportation/driving 30 12.11.2013 10:35
Car wash in Neuchâtel MikeandDzet Transportation/driving 4 07.07.2011 11:15
Car wash in Geneva black_swan Transportation/driving 0 23.10.2010 19:33
Car wash in Bern? jent Transportation/driving 2 05.09.2007 09:10


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 20:29.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.1.0