How long does a car wash take?

I just got a new car and want to keep it shiny and clean. I can get a monthly car wash pass that costs about $25 per month. But maybe I should save the money and wash the car every week myself? I am worried about the time commitment, though. How long does it take to wash a car?

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Congratulations on your new car! Those monthly car wash passes are very convenient, but you’re right—$25 per month can start to add up. Of course, time is money too, so it depends on what matters to you most.
The average car wash will only take about 7 minutes. The average time to wash a car yourself will be about 45 minutes. So the odds are that you will use the monthly pass more than cleaning the car by hand. Either way you go about it, taking care of your vehicle is always a good thing.
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Shannon Martin
Answered on Nov 05, 2021
Shannon is an expert in personal lines liability insurance with 13 + years of insurance industry experience. She also served as a special insurance liaison to AARP members for 6 of those years. She is a graduate of UL Lafayette and currently resides in NY with her family. Shannon is also an amateur juggler, ukulele player, and is a time travel paradox theory enthusiast.
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