Modern Marvels

Season 15 Episode 37

Car Wash

Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Dec 08, 2008 on The History Channel



  • Trivia

    • Over 60% of full service car wash customers are 50 years and older.

    • A survey by the International Carwash Association shows that more than 50% of car owners wash their cars less than once a month, and 16% never wash their cars. About 32 million owners report that "Wash Me" has been scribbled on their cars at least once.

    • The world's most expensive car detailer works in the U.K. and only does exteriors. His rate is over $9,000 a job.

    • Professional car washes in cold climates wash more cares in winter than any other time of the year because of the corrosive salt on the roads.

  • Quotes

    • Narrator: It's where we wash our cars, where it spins, it sprays and it's powerful enough to suck up a bowling ball. How about some tips for doing it yourself? Or a challenge to clean this stuff off a $160,000 Porsche. And how do you clean a train that carries radioactive waste? Time to get blown away. Now, Car Wash, on Modern Marvels.

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