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5 of the Best Car Washes in Cork

A cleaner car results in an overall a more pleasant experience driving in your vehicle. Cleaner cars also increase in overall longevity, which is something drivers should consider especially when planning to sell.

In this article, we listed down the best car washes in Cork that can help give your vehicle that brand new look.

How much do car washes cost?

The price of the car wash is mainly determined by the products used, the process, any subsequent add-ons as well as the technology they utilize.

Below is a table of price estimates of different car wash prices.

ProviderCar Wash PackagePrice Estimates
Aqua Valet CorkExterior Car Wash€ 10 to € 12
Diamond Detailing and ValetingHand Wash€ 10 to € 15
AutospaHigh Foam Hand Wash and Wax€ 15
Auto-Pro ValetingCar Wash€ 10
Crystal ValetMini Valet€ 45
TOPWASH Car ValetingHand Car Wash€ 9 to € 15

Top Car Washes in Cork

We assessed the car washing service based on the following criteria:

Car Wash 
> Thoroughness – Are their processes and steps exhaustive and thorough in cleaning the car?
> Add-ons – Add-ons like other services and products can help enhance the options out there for the customer.
Cost Range – Are there different tiers of car wash packages to choose from that can suit different budgets?
Availability – Driving to the car wash itself should be convenient and easy for customers to access.
Feedback 
> Satisfaction – The customers are overall satisfied with the quality of the wash and the look of their car.
> Customer Service – Staff are helpful, friendly and professional when it comes to dealing with customers.

1. Auto Spa Bart

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SERVICES

Full Dry Interior

Mini Valet

Paint Correction Level 1

Paint Correction Level 2

Best Gloss Enhancer for Cars Cork

Paint Protection Service

WEBSITEhttps://autospabartcork.ie/
ADDRESSThe Plaza, City Gate Mahon, Cork T12CR23 Cork
CONTACT DETAILS+353871446977,[email protected]
OPERATING HOURS

Weekdays: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Car wash★★★★★(5/5)
> Thoroughness★★★★★(5/5)
> Add-ons★★★★★(5/5)
Cost range★★★★☆(4/5)
Availability★★★★☆(4/5)
Feedback★★★★★(5/5)
> Satisfaction★★★★★(5/5)
> Customer Service★★★★★(5/5)

Auto Spa Bart in Cork has over 10 years of experience in serving customers. Although they specialize in ceramic coatings and paint protection films, we were very impressed with what they have to offer in terms of car washes.

We appreciate that they only use natural solvents for all of their services, which helps assure customers that their approach to cleaning is gentle and careful.

What we really like is that you can select from different types of car washes to best suit your vehicle. We were impressed with the look of the results and we highly suggest checking out their gallery for more details

Additionally we really like the other features that make their services even more convenient. Customers can opt to avail of their collection service as well as their quick turnaround so that pickup is much easier.

What probably sets them apart from other car washes, however, is that they have outstanding supportive services that customers can ask for to take the cleaning to the next level.

For example, they offer two levels of paint correction which gives the customer’s vehicle a new look and polish, especially from those that have suffered scratches. Also they have a full dry interior service, for help with thoroughly cleaning its interior.

The one thing we do have to note however, is that their services are available through appointment only. Other than that, Auto Spa Bart is a solid choice if you’re looking for a top to bottom car cleaning service.

Pros

  • Offers different types of car washes to choose from
  • Has options for cleaning car interiors
  • Substantial amount of experience
  • Collection service available

Cons

  • Collection service available
  • Through appointments only

Customer Reviews

Did an Amazing Job

Excellent, did an amazing job on my van today, its like brand new, I didn’t think anyone could make it like that but bart did it and more , a huge thanks , 5 star – Trevor Forde

Great Quality Work

Very friendly and great quality work – Mark McNicholas

2. Crystal Valet

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SERVICES

Valet Services

Smart Repair

Alloy Wheel Repair

Specialist Car Services

Car Care

Eco Car Wash

WEBSITEhttps://crystalvalet.ie/
ADDRESSQ - Park, Grand Parade, Cork
CONTACT DETAILS0818855855,[email protected]
OPERATING HOURS

Monday to Saturday: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Car wash★★★★★(5/5)
> Thoroughness★★★★★(5/5)
> Add-ons★★★★★(5/5)
Cost range★★★☆☆(3/5)
Availability★★★★☆(4/5)
Feedback★★★★★(5/5)
> Satisfaction★★★★★(5/5)
> Customer Service★★★★★(5/5)

A car wash that has multiple locations sprinkled throughout the city, Crystal Valet has the experience and know-how to provide quality car cleaning services.

They were founded in 2006 and have since then grown their family business to servicing different types of car brands. Some of these brands include Skoda, Volvo and Land Rover. 

We like that their services are tailor fit to the customer. So if you’re looking for a car wash or car cleaning service with good attention to detail you may want to check out what they have to offer.

Additionally, we also really like that they have multiple branches available throughout the area. Keep in mind though that their Grand Parade branch could be more difficult to reach because of the busy location.

In terms of their car wash service, what we really like is that their methods are environmentally conscious. 

They make use of waterless, no H2O and dry cleaning for cars. We appreciate how considerate they are about the impact of their services as well as the methods and products they use.

On top of this, customers can avail of a Wash Club membership which is especially beneficial for repeat purchases. However, these are issued in very limited quantities.

If you’re looking for a car wash with some great features as well as more eco friendly options we highly suggest taking a look at what they have to offer.

Pros

  • Multiple available locations
  • Offers mobile valeting
  • Tailor their services to different car brands
  • Great range of additional selection of services

Cons

  • Grand Parade branch may be difficult to get to due to the business
  • Slightly more expensive options

Customer Reviews

Extremely Friendly and Helpful

Amazing service from crystal valet today in cork. Will definitely book again and will recommend this to everyone else for a valet. Noah was extremely friendly and helpful and my car looked like it did the first day I bought it. – Damian Leahy

Fantastic Service

I used Crystal Valet service while in Cork for the day on Wednesday 10th August, it was a fantastic service. The guys were so obliging and did a great job on the inside and outside of my car. I would highly recommend their service and will be back again when in Cork. Thank you, regards Katrina – Katrina Collins

3. AutoSpa Car Valeting

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SERVICES

Car Wash

Interior Valet

Paint Protection

Paint Correction

WEBSITEhttps://auto-spa.ie/
ADDRESSUnit 6, Westpoint Trade Centre, Link Road, Ballincollig, Co. Cork
CONTACT DETAILS0214289222,[email protected]
OPERATING HOURS

Weekdays: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Car wash★★★★★(5/5)
> Thoroughness★★★★★(5/5)
> Add-ons★★★★★(5/5)
Cost range★★★★★(5/5)
Availability★★★★☆(4/5)
Feedback★★★★★(5/5)
> Satisfaction★★★★☆(4/5)
> Customer Service★★★★★(5/5)

Auto-Spa Car Valeting has a wonderful selection of car services like paint correction, car wash and interior valets, that make it a great option for an all-in-one visit.

What we like about them is that they have had substantial experience working with different types of vehicle companies. These include for taxis, coaches, as well as delivery and transportation.

If you have a non-personal vehicle that you want cleaned, we highly recommend seeking their expertise and experience. 

Aside from this, we really like the location of their shop. It is located right near the M D O’Sheas and Sons which is perfect for those looking to pass the time while shopping for other DIY and home products.

In terms of their car wash service, it is more limited to a high foam hand wash type. But we appreciate how thorough they are with the process, even using a separate brush for the wheels and tires.

This thoroughness in process is also seen in their other services, like their multiple stage polishing. This, in particular, makes use of high quality paint protection and really helps the car look brand new and fresh.

Admittedly however, they can only be reached through appointment only, but if you are looking for a car wash that really pays attention to the details, have a look at Auto-Spa Car Valeting.

Pros

  • Excellent location
  • Make use of high quality cleaning products
  • Have worked with different types of vehicle companies
  • Very thorough process

Cons

  • Appointment only
  • Limited to foam wash type of car wash

Customer Reviews

Very Hands On Customer Service

I was a straight road carwash customer for years but disappointed with the drop off in standards and attitude recently. Decided to give Auto-Spa a twirl last week and was delighted with the results. Always good sign to see the owner of a business on the ground to oversee the work and ensure quality control. Kevin and his team removed fingerprints from my boot (by polishing) which were bugging me for a while. They did a fantastic job on my car and it never looked better. You can tell they take pride in their work which is key. I will be back. – Seamus Kennedy

Looking Better than It Ever Was

From start to finish a great service. Kevin was a pleasure to deal with and very responsive – clearly have pride in their work here. A lot of work has gone into the car, it’s now looking better than it ever has (from when I’ve had it). The car was professionally cleaned when I first bought it, but that does not compare to the current work done. Happily recommend Auto-Spa in Ballincollig – James Watton

4. Auto-Pro Valeting

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SERVICES

Car Wash

Valet Service

Fleet Service

Ozone Sanitizing

WEBSITEhttp://autoprovaleting.ie/
ADDRESSUnit, 8 Mayfield Park, Mayfield Business Park, Cork
CONTACT DETAILS021 455 2347,[email protected]
OPERATING HOURS

Weekdays: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Saturday: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Car wash★★★★★(5/5)
> Thoroughness★★★★☆(4/5)
> Add-ons★★★★★(5/5)
Cost range★★★☆☆(3/5)
Availability★★★★★(5/5)
Feedback★★★★☆(4/5)
> Satisfaction★★★★☆(4/5)
> Customer Service★★★★☆(4/5)

Located in Mayfield Business Park, Auto-Pro Valeting is a great option to consider for those looking to have a standard car wash alongside some unique services.

We like their attention to detail in providing customers with quality products that have some convenient features. For example, they offer collections and delivery services as well as use quality Autosmart branded products for their cleaning.

What we also like about their services is that they’re very versatile in dealing with different scenarios and more distinct vehicle requests. They can deal with vehicles for weddings and special occasions.

On top of this, they also have quite the experience in servicing corporate and flood damaged cars. If you have a unique vehicle cleaning case on your hands, we highly suggest checking out what they have to offer.

Looking at their standard car wash service however, it is a little more simple compared to what others have to offer but nonetheless still a good deal at 10 euros. They use a two bucket handwash and liquid wax amongst other features.

Auto-Pro Valeting also has an ozone sanitizing service, which we find excellent for a real deep clean targeting bacteria, odors and insects.

If you are looking for more unique offerings in terms of car cleaning, we suggest checking out their distinct quality services.

Pros

  • Open on Saturdays
  • Offer a collection and delivery service
  • Have a valet service for fleets
  • Excellent quality of previous works

Cons

  • Only one option available for car washing
  • Valeting service have pricier options

Customer Reviews

Great Attention to Detail

I’ve bee bringing every car I had here for valets for a very long time, and go here once every 2 weeks for a car wash, the attention to detail is always outstanding, they truly are amazing. I just brought my car here today for a quarterly full valet and as per usual the car was spotless after them. I couldn’t recommend them enough. Thank you 😊👍 – Debbie Kiely

Looks Better than the Day I Bought it

These guys are miracle workers. I sent my car in for a service 3 valet, it was in pretty bad condition from having the dogs in it after walks in woods and beach. When I collected it only a few hours later it was immaculate, it looks better now than the day I bought it. I would highly recommend this team, I set them a big challenge with my car and they ace’d it. Thank you – Siobhan Harty

5. Aqua Valet Car Valeting Service

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SERVICES

Car Wash

Car Valeting

Pickup and Drop Off

WEBSITEhttp://aquavaletcork.com/
ADDRESSNew Park, Centre Park Rd, Ballintemple, Cork
CONTACT DETAILS0834618226,[email protected]
OPERATING HOURS

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Car wash★★★★☆(4/5)
> Thoroughness★★★☆☆(3/5)
> Add-ons★★★★☆(4/5)
Cost range★★★★★(5/5)
Availability★★★★★(5/5)
Feedback★★★★☆(4/5)
> Satisfaction★★★☆☆(3/5)
> Customer Service★★★★☆(4/5)

Aqua Valet Car Valeting service has a very customer oriented approach which makes it a very attractive choice for your next car wash visit.

What we like about them is that their customer service is very friendly and approachable. Numerous testimonials have noted how professional and knowledgeable the staff are, making the process for scheduling a wash much easier.

On top of this, we really appreciate the quality of their work, which anybody can see in their gallery of before and after pictures. A lot of the end results show cars that almost look as if they were brand new.

However, we do find their car wash services a little limited. From the features and the process, we wish that there was more to choose from.

Moreover, if you’re looking for a flat rate no matter how dirty your car is, we suggest checking other options. The price at Aqua Valet can change depending on how dirty the car is.

But aside from that, the rates are very affordable and we like that customers also have a great selection in terms of valet services. This company has different options to choose from allowing for more flexibility.

They really are an excellent choice for both customer services, affordable car washes and variety in terms of car valeting.

Pros

  • Very affordable services
  • Open on Saturdays
  • Excellent customer service
  • Also offers valet options

Cons

  • Not the most thorough car wash service
  • Price can change depending on how intensity of the mess

Customer Reviews

Absolute Pleasure to Deal with

Excellent service, I would highly recommend.

I had my Toyota Avensis valeted today, Aqua Valet were an absolute pleasure to deal with top notch customer service. They went above and beyond with the valet with great attention to detail, even though my car is 9 years old they had it looking in showroom condition. They really surpassed my expectations and again they are a really nice couple who were a pleasure to deal with. Very competitive pricing and everything was talked through and agree before work began. Nice location too with the Marina Market directly opposite across the road from them. I don’t normally write reviews but I was so impressed I just had to, I would highly recommend to anyone looking to get their car valeted. – Edward McGrainor

Brilliant Customer Service

Got my car done here, brilliant customer service and job done to a very high standard. The booking needed to be pushed and the contact from them to let me know was great also. Don’t have one bad thing to say about the quality or service. will definitely be back again. – Megan Daly

FAQs about Car Washes


Proper vehicle maintenance means considering the best methods to clean your car and we hope our list helps you find the best services for this out there. If you would like to read more, we also have an article on the best dealerships for used cars in Cork.