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Old 15th February 2013, 17:49   #1
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Found this great car wash place near Technopark. Excellent service. They charge 300/- for a car wash and 400/- if you want interior cleaning as well

Services Offered:
Car Wash, Exterior and Interior Cleaning/Waxing

What I like:
* Excellent service
* Very professional
* Well trained staff

What I don't like:
* Location is outskirts even though it is convenient for those in Technopark
* Slightly expensive - cannot afford it more than once a month

Speciality / USP: One of the few automated car washes in India. I found that this particular brand has only 3 dealers in India - Khanna(Punjab), Pune and Trivandrum!

Contact Information

- Name of the contact person: Pran Vijay / Shibu Sasidharan
- Phone numbers: +91-471-3273747 / +91-9605076836
- Postal Address: TC 81/2134 (3), Opp. Infosys Campus, Kulathoor PO, Medanada, Thiruvananthapuram 695583.
- Helpful landmarks / directions: Right opposite Infosys campus on the byepass.
- Email / Website : http://www.pitlane.co.in (not very informative)
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Old 15th February 2013, 19:36   #2
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I used their services 4 to 5 times in the past, and they clean the car pretty well. If there is a rush it has happened that they've missed some spots where the autowash can't get to properly. Its a good choice for those who have tight time schedules/have problem washing cars at home/those who live near by/frequent that route. I'm staying inside the city and it wasn't worth it for me so stopped going there.

10 full cleanup jobs is going to cost 4000 bucks and at 1wash/month its going to cost 4800 bucks a year. Monsoon months may require 2 washes maybe. Pressure washers are now available for as low as 5000 bucks (eg: Skil) and on the long run washing at home will be a better choice and the excercise is good too. I do the washing at home now, once or twice per month.
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Let the pix and video do the talk.

Its 350Rs for a wash like this and 500rs for full wash + interior cleaning for SUV.
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Nice! What they charge isn't too much then! Got to try it.
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Nice! What they charge isn't too much then! Got to try it.
Adding video.

The best part is a wash will be over in 15-20min!
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v...57658418990393

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This is good. Any idea if we have any on these here in Bangalore? With the ever growing population of cars in India I guess it is high time we need to have such services here as well and of course at reasonable prices.
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This is good. Any idea if we have any on these here in Bangalore? With the ever growing population of cars in India I guess it is high time we need to have such services here as well and of course at reasonable prices.
We are even getting one inside Technopark campus!
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Even though this is really cool, the washing quality does not match a good wash using pressure wash. In the US, auto wash have largely been replaced with the hand wash option.

The reason is because of washing quality and secondly because of the nature of the brushes that induce swirl marks. They are better than getting it cleaned by you building car wash guy who sand papers the car but the normal service wash is the best way for minimal scratches.
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Let the pix and video do the talk.

Its 350Rs for a wash like this and 500rs for full wash + interior cleaning for SUV.
Jk, the white baby must be yours, right? By the way the rates you mentioned are applicable only for SUV? Mine is a Ritz and what will be the rates? And it would be nice if we get some naked pics of that bathing beauty (of course, after grooming)
@vid6639. I completely agree to your point. A pressure wash using steam is any day better than these auto wash. The brushes may deteriorate very quickly over short time as theey do several washes the whole day. Another point is they don't care for the vehicle being washed or may use some wrong technique and could spoil the paint job.
@Jk, can you shed some light on the overall quality of the wash or even post a review?

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Let the pix and video do the talk.

Its 350Rs for a wash like this and 500rs for full wash + interior cleaning for SUV.
Good cleaning.. even my LCD screen got clean

My friends have used their service, they do recommend it.
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@vid6639. I completely agree to your point. A pressure wash using steam is any day better than these auto wash. The brushes may deteriorate very quickly over short time as theey do several washes the whole day. Another point is they don't care for the vehicle being washed or may use some wrong technique and could spoil the paint job.
Actually steam is also not good for the paint. What I meant was a regular pressure washer with cold water and the foam spray. There's nothing better than that. Steam wash if not done properly is risky and can damage paint.
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This is good. Any idea if we have any on these here in Bangalore?

There is one on the Kammanahalli main road near the Sena Vihar apartment complex. Its an alloy-cum-tires-cum-water service station.
I forget the name and I don't know their rates though.
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Jk, the white baby must be yours, right? By the way the rates you mentioned are applicable only for SUV? Mine is a Ritz and what will be the rates? And it would be nice if we get some naked pics of that bathing beauty (of course, after grooming)
@vid6639. I completely agree to your point. A pressure wash using steam is any day better than these auto wash. The brushes may deteriorate very quickly over short time as theey do several washes the whole day. Another point is they don't care for the vehicle being washed or may use some wrong technique and could spoil the paint job.
@Jk, can you shed some light on the overall quality of the wash or even post a review?
Yes, its mine. I have people ( charges Rs400 or so per month) to wash my cars at office and hence this service will be done once in a month or two.

The wash is quite qood.

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Good cleaning.. even my LCD screen got clean

My friends have used their service, they do recommend it.
LCD?
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Yes, its mine. I have people ( charges Rs400 or so per month) to wash my cars at office and hence this service will be done once in a month or two.

The wash is quite qood.



LCD?
I meant my monitor, by watching the photos.

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Still think the guys at Kochi do a better job. [The one opposite LULU Mall inside a petrol bunk]. Far more hands to pamper your car and they get the job done in 9mins! And Rs.50 or so cheaper than this. And they've got two lines to handle the washing.

Hate the fact that this is so far away from city :( earlier i used to club monthly subway dining with this but now that subway has opened up inside the city going all the way here for a car wash seems futile :(
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