FAQs

Weekly. Washing once a week will properly maintain the paint and exterior of your vehicle.


Car enthusiasts often say they prefer to wash their cars themselves. This time consuming ritual is, for many, a way to ensure the job is “done right”. However, before washing your car yourself, there are a few things you should know: When you wash your car in your driveway, you are washing chemicals directly into your community’s rivers, lakes, and streams. Home hand washing vehicles generally requires using about 100 to 150 gallons of water per car, whereas The Last Empire's computer controlled washing uses between 30 and 45 gallons of water per car. The Last Empire Car Washes use a timer to control how long chemicals and water flow ensuring less water is wasted; you control how much it costs you to wash your car. The Last Empire Car Washes use mild micro fiber cloth and properly diluted chemicals that won’t harm your car’s finish. Harsh over-the-counter chemicals can be abrasive and over time actually damage your car’s paint. For those who prefer a “friction-less” car wash, The Last Empire offers a “automatic” automatic. This option is available at all The Last Empire Car Wash locations and can also accommodate larger trucks (up to 4 door long beds and duallys). Finally, over time, the rags, towels, and sponges you use on your vehicle collect tiny bits of “grit,” which can become embedded in the cloth you use to wash your car. These can be more harmful than chemicals, and can chip away at your car’s finish. AThe Last Empire Car Washes keep its soft cloth well lubricated and regularly maintains and services its equipment to decrease the likelihood of any vehicle damage.