Wax On, Wax Off: 12 Closed & Deserted Drive-Thru Car Washes

Here are 12 more car-less washes left high, dry and brushed-off. in San Antonio, TX has been abandoned since December of 2009 according to The Sample Spoon. This opening quartet of images depict a VERY dry-looking abandoned car wash located on Hempstead Rd. While many photos of abandoned buildings and businesses stand on their own when it comes to evoking a certain atmosphere, skillful image processing can enhance the emotional content to near-palpable levels. In the above image taken in mid-April of 2012, it can be seen that some life does stir amid the stilled brushes and congealed wax at the ex-business’s car wash as local homeless folks have taken advantage of the structure’s protective overhang and plentiful hooks and shelves. Comment on Facebook “Inside the actual wash bay I had to be careful not to fall down the sludge pit, which was full of nasty fluids.” BP… bringing you nasty fluids since 1908. Credit Flickr user AquaValet with this pair of strikingly gloomy yet inexplicably beautiful images of the car wash as it looked on October 1st of 2009. Yet Another BP Disaster

At least no wildlife was made to suffer when operators of a Mobil/BP petrol station near the Bramham Crossroads, North Yorkshire, UK decided to close and abandon its Wesumat Soft Wash W86.1 car wash system. Home For The Homeless

Lone Star Auto on Broadway St. – that’s all Flickr user Edna J Sandoval is stating and that’s fine with us.

Updated: 01.12.2014 — 17:53