Team-BHP > Shifting gears


Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 23rd November 2007, 05:50   #1
Team-BHP Support
 
moralfibre's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: MH-12
Posts: 8,148
Thanked: 12,470 Times
Default Hi-Tec Auto wash - Pune

Name: Hi-Tec Auto wash
Location: University Road (Very close to the new flyover at F.C. Road jn.)
Rates:
  • Complete wash and wax: Rs. 200/- (Includes automatic car wash using state of the art machinery running on hydraulics)
  • External wash: Rs. 150/- (Wash the car body and dry it).
Driving Directions:
  • On north end of F.C. Road towards university take a left.
  • You'll come across a huge H.P. Pump on your left.
  • Take a left in the lane adjoining this petrol pump and the washing center is on your right at about 10 meters once you turn left.

Here is the procedure they follow for a car wash:
  • Remove mats from the car. Blow compressed air everywhere with all the doors open for dust to escape.
  • Spray water on the car and apply liquid shampoo on the exteriors.
  • Rinse the soap.
  • Turn on the machine which does rest of the job without human interference.

I chose this place because my car was covered in tree sap and it wouldn't go so easily even after 2-3 repeated washes at Sagar.
The machine wash was what helped. Thats the only reason I visited this place although I know it from quite some time.

Service is ok ok. There is a long queue of cars always since they have just one bay. Short staffed facility with just 2 guys doing all cars and bikes coming their way. Nice underbody jet sprays used to clean the underbody.

Here are a few poor quality pics taken from my cell phone:













Hope this helps.
moralfibre is offline  
Old 23rd November 2007, 11:38   #2
Distinguished - BHPian
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Pune
Posts: 2,980
Thanked: 2,654 Times
Default

Thanks MF.

It really helps.
Just one question - this automatic machine is "contact" type or "non-contact" type? Will it leave any swirl marks?
anandpadhye is offline  
Old 24th November 2007, 12:46   #3
Team-BHP Support
 
moralfibre's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: MH-12
Posts: 8,148
Thanked: 12,470 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by anandpadhye View Post
Thanks MF.

It really helps.
Just one question - this automatic machine is "contact" type or "non-contact" type? Will it leave any swirl marks?
I haven't seen swirl marks yet. Dunno what you mean by "Contact and non-contact" type?
moralfibre is offline  
Old 11th December 2007, 10:53   #4
Distinguished - BHPian
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Pune
Posts: 2,980
Thanked: 2,654 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by moralfibre View Post
I haven't seen swirl marks yet. Dunno what you mean by "Contact and non-contact" type?
I meant if their cleaning brush touches the car or is it pure pressure wash...


I went to them on Sunday 6:45 PM. They were closed :-(
It seems they close a bit early on Sundays...

Then I found a pressure wash, air spray facility (pretty much street side) on my own Pashan - Sus road. They are at the intersection of Sus road and Balaji mandir road. very plain, uncomplicated place. Open air, but they have a ramp for underbody wash.

They charge Rs. 150 for NHC size cars (complete body, underbody, engine wash + air cleaning of the cabin). Decent. Just one catch - they rub the washing cloth on the floor under hose water to clean it and use on the next car

Last edited by anandpadhye : 11th December 2007 at 10:56.
anandpadhye is offline  
Old 17th December 2007, 14:12   #5
Senior - BHPian
 
spadival's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Dayton, OH
Posts: 1,771
Thanked: 21 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by moralfibre View Post
Name: Hi-Tec Auto wash
Location: University Road (Very close to the new flyover at F.C. Road jn.)
There is one more @ E-Square basement parking area. Has anyone tried that?
spadival is offline  
Old 17th December 2007, 19:49   #6
Team-BHP Support
 
moralfibre's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: MH-12
Posts: 8,148
Thanked: 12,470 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by spadival View Post
There is one more @ E-Square basement parking area. Has anyone tried that?
Don't try it. First of all its a pain to get parking at E-Square which is why I never watch any movies there unless someone is driving me there. They have a valet service which sucks and banged a team-bhpians brand new Civic while parking.

Not well equipped to even hold one car in the shade they have. Good to park your bike in and get a wash while you catch a movie but nothing great about them when it comes to quality.
moralfibre is offline  
Old 6th January 2008, 12:29   #7
Senior - BHPian
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Kolhapur
Posts: 1,621
Thanked: 1,449 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by moralfibre View Post
Complete wash and wax: Rs. 200/- (Includes automatic car wash using state of the art machinery running on hydraulics)
I think this is the type of machines which Shell Pumps have in the
USA. You get a free wash if you fill 8$ of gas. You sit in the car while
it's being moved through the wash. It's good fun. You can get
some extra detergents added for a couple of dollars more.
carboy is online now  
Old 15th March 2011, 10:49   #8
BHPian
 
hrishig's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Pune
Posts: 405
Thanked: 48 Times
Default Re: Hi-Tec Auto wash - Pune

Quote:
Originally Posted by spadival View Post
There is one more @ E-Square basement parking area. Has anyone tried that?
Don't waste your money over there!!
hrishig is offline  
Old 10th February 2012, 09:00   #9
Team-BHP Support
 
moralfibre's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: MH-12
Posts: 8,148
Thanked: 12,470 Times
Default Re: Hi-Tec Auto wash - Pune

This washing center has closed down and a commercial complex is being built in its place. Mods, please close this thread.
moralfibre is offline  
Closed Thread

Most Viewed
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Copyright 2000 - 2021, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks