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Car Wash Subscription

Tom was telling me about how he “subscribed” to his car wash, and gets as many washes per month as he wants for $20. That’s such a great idea and it’s surprising that more car washes don’t promote this concept.

I wonder what other things could be sold as subscriptions, that aren’t?

A few that come to mind: clothing (shirts, ties, shoes), snacks for the office, fruit delivery, oil changes and basic maintenance on vehicles, and so much more.

By Chris Tingom

Principal of Tornado Design, a Phoenix, AZ based web consultancy

10 replies on “Car Wash Subscription”

Man, I wish this was available somewhere around here. That’s such a fantastic idea. It’s $20/month, I assume? If that’s the case, it would save me at least $12 every month, as I spend $8 each week at the car wash (I have a black car).

I would also LOVE to see a Starbucks subscription. 😀

I have a black car too – and car washes in LA go for $10-$20 each! $20 a month for unlimited car washes?!?! I’m sooo jealous.

Besides that, I’d like a subscription to chocolate. And tea.

OMG that’s so against the environment! All that water if you wash 3 times a week!!! That’s typically American… 😛

When I lived in Virginia, my local GoodYear had maintenance subscriptions (oil changes, brakes check, transmission fluid changes, tune ups and tire rotations). It was so popular, that it ended up being a money loser for them. When asked why, they admitted that the subscription was a trojan horse to get people into the shop to buy other services, but that never panned out. Go figure.

The place where I get my oil change offers a subscription of sorts on Rain-X (that stuff that makes repels rain from your windshield.) You pay $10, and then you can come get it reapplied as often as you want for an entire year. Was definitely worth it to me.

It seems like subscriptions for oil changes wouldn’t work unless there was a limit of every 3k miles or something like that. The car wash idea is good because its not a necessity. They would make up costs of the regular users with those that only use it once or twice a month.

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