On a mild day in February, Always Clean Mobile Car Wash sent Hernard to my home in North Jersey to wash my Tesla Model S and clean the interior, using less than a gallon of water.
Editor's note: Always Clean Mobile Car Wash is offering $20 off the basic in-and-out cleaning for new customers.
I've paid as little as $12 or $13 for a hand car wash in North Jersey, but have always left dissatisfied.
I'm willing to pay more, just as long as I don't have to wait on line or for two or three other car owners to have their cars washed before me.
Yet getting an appointment at a brick-and-mortar car wash is nearly impossible.
That's where Always Clean has you covered.
Always Clean is mobile, bringing "luxury car wash and detailing services" to "your parked vehicle."
I first saw Always Clean in action at Garden State Plaza in Paramus, where two employees were cleaning Model S demonstrators for the Tesla store in the mall.
I've used them twice, once to have my Model S washed in my driveway, and again to have about a dozen exterior chips touched up.
As you'd imagine, Always Clean isn't cheap, but if are busy, want to drive a clean car and can't find the time to go to a traditional car wash, this mobile service might be for you.
The best deal is to schedule a weekly exterior and interior cleaning for a total of $40 (sedan and coupes), and up to $60 for bigger vehicles.
That same service costs a minimum of $50, if scheduled every two weeks, and $60 on call.
Detailing packages start at $350.
Always Clean Mobile Car Wash (Bergen and Hudson counties, and part of Essex County)
Web site: By hand. Convenient. On-Site
Call or text owner Felix Lin: 1-201-982-8678