Car Wash Small Business

dscf5165-1-copyI posted a similar photo several months ago, but I think these shots give a much better idea of this activity. In every part of Jeddah, there are hundreds of individuals who have taken up spots along the streets and the service roads who do a brisk business washing cars. They usually have a chair and a few buckets of water (some sudsy and some clean) and a rag or big sponge. First they wash with the sudsy water.  Next they throw a bucket of water on to rinse and then they towel dry the vehicle. In the hot summer months, they wait until later in the day to work. You can see them washing cars in total darkness. They seem to do a pretty good business. I don’t know how much they charge, but I’m sure it’s quite reasonable. I can’t vouch for the quality of the job either. I would think a day time wash might be a little bit better job though!


About SusieOfArabia

American woman now living in hubby's homeland of Saudi Arabia
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5 Responses to Car Wash Small Business

  1. Ali Khaled says:

    Really NIce Mashallah.

  2. umm muhammad says:

    great blog read it evryday.saw carwashers unplug pipes from water trucks stopped at the neverending signal.proceeded to fill up his bucket.just plugged it back with empty water bottle.can u imagine!

  3. Imtiaz says:

    Now susie… another great one from you !

    am looking for the day when I can chat with you personally. (My personal yahoo chat ID)

  4. Geogypsy says:

    In Mexico there are people offering to wash your windshield at stop lights.
    Thanks for all your kind comments. I really enjoy your blog.

  5. lynn says:

    Yes, I don’t fancy the night clean either! Hi Susie, Happy New Year! x

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