Car Washes are Proliferating Across the U.S. Here’s Why.

Ailsa Chang interviews Patrick Sisson of Bloomberg on NPR:

You also talked about how, like, some small towns – they’ve resorted to banning car washes. It’s really that bad. Like, car washes has – they’ve become this invasive species in some parts of the U.S.

The number of car washes is expected to double in the next six years because there’s a ton of money to be made in subscription model, the labor costs are low and culturally we’ve shifted from “I can do it” to “I want someone to do it for me”.