Vehicle REstrictions

The Wave Car Wash is devoted to keeping your car safe, which is why we cannot wash:

  • Vehicles at a height greater than 86″ (84″ at our Frederickson location)
  • Vehicles with tires wider than 12.5″ (except at our Frederickson location)
  • Vehicles that sit 5″ or lower to the ground
  • Vehicles with excessive mud
  • Vehicles with bike racks or any rear-mounted rack
  • Vehicles with large ladder racks
  • Trucks/vans with ladders
  • Trucks with beds containing fuel tanks
  • Trucks with dual rear tires (except at our Frederickson location)
  • Vehicles with permanently affixed, tripod-style mirrors
  • Full-size Hummers / H1

To ensure the safest and cleanest wash, before entering our tunnels please ensure the following:

  • All antennas removed or down – no after market antennas
  • Turn wipers off – front and rear
  • Automatic & extended mirrors folded in
  • Truck beds completely empty & free of any kind of debris
  • All hitches and hitch covers removed
  • License plates secured
  • Windows up, sunroofs closed
  • External covers, magnets, etc. removed
  • Assisted anti-collision turned off
  • Vehicle in proper mode (ex. car wash mode)
  • Do not touch steering wheel, switch out of neutral, or apply brakes/accelerator in tunnel

Although our wash process is very safe and we wash thousands of cars without incident, please note this is a mechanical car wash. Our equipment applies friction to provide you a clean car! We diligently try to identify any pre-existing damage prior to entering the tunnel and ask you do the same if you have any concerns. We are not responsible for the following items:

  • Any damage on cars older than 5 years or vehicles without warranty
  • After market, non-factory, and modified items
  • Any previous damage, known or unknown
  • Damage to loose, rusted, or cracked parts
  • Damage from previously chipped, cracked, scratched or oxidized paint
  • Paint newer than 6 months
  • Previously repaired or refinished vehicles
  • Antennas or antenna removal damage
  • Wipers or assembly damage from wipers activated in car wash
  • Bug guards
  • Parts blown off by air dryers including wipers, lights, molding, trim, & mirrors
  • License plates, frames, and covers
  • All types of racks
  • Running boards & louvers
  • Spare tire & plastic wheel covers
  • Wheels & hubcaps
  • Classic vehicles
  • Damage due to customer error