How to Tip at a Carwash

Getting that mat cleaned

Getting that mat cleaned

Southern etiquette encourages gratitude toward professionals who offer you their services. A tip is an excellent way to say “job well done” and “thank you for your extra care.” But with so many services we use daily, it’s difficult to know when a tip is necessary. Should you tip for a haircut? A meal? A carwash?

Unless you’re visiting a Woodstock restaurant that adds automatic gratuity, tipping is never required; but when you’re working with a local business and a hardworking crew, a bonus is always appreciated.

When to Tip the Carwash Guys

At Towne Lake’s Carwash and Detail, we never expect extra compensation for our services. We always clean cars, wipe down wheels, and shine paint to the best of our abilities, regardless of the customer’s tipping habits. But with a crew that cleans, waxes, and details each car as if it were their own, a little extra appreciation never goes amiss. If you’re not sure whether to tip the guys at the carwash, take a look at these 3 reasons to tip your carwash professionals:

  1. Your car is extra dirty. At Towne Lake’s Carwash and Detail, we treat every vehicle with the utmost care. If you’ve been off-roading in your SUV or moving furniture in your truck, it may take extra effort to restore that new car shine. Show your Woodstock carwash guys you appreciate their services with a $2-$5 tip.
  2. To show your gratitude. We love our customers, but cleaning cars can be a thankless job. If you appreciate the services provided at your Woodstock carwash, consider dropping a few bucks into the tip jar.
  3. You’re a regular customer. If you get a carwash every week, chances are you’ve gotten to know our staff. Show them you appreciate their hard work by paying a few extra dollars in tips. You never know when a $5 bill is just what they needed to fill up their gas tank this week.

Does tipping make you feel uncomfortable? There are plenty of ways to show gratitude to your local carwash crew. Ask if you can bring them lunch, go out of your way to thank them for their services, or bring them treats on working holidays. You’ll never get better service than at Towne Lake’s Carwash and Detail!

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