Costco is closed today for the long weekend.
I hope you are having a great long weekend (and last day of summer vacation). We just came back from the Gulf Islands yesterday after closing the cabin up for the summer and my car could sure use a Costco Car Wash in Vancouver!
A couple of weeks ago, our family headed to Seattle to visit some friends and go to the Zoo and the Space Needle. When I heard that Costco had a Costco Branded Car Wash near Downtown Seattle, I had to make a stop.
The Costco the Car wash is located is actually the location of the first Costco store. It is worth going in to check out the little homage to the first Costco after the checkout.
The Costco Car Wash is located right next to the Gas Station on 4401 4th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98134 (https://goo.gl/maps/gTP6ifdNBbtAsviZA) If you stop to fill up at the Costco Gas Station it will ask you if you want to purchase a Car Wash at the same time. Just keep your receipt with you and show it to the car wash attendant.
If you don’t pay for your Costco Car Wash at the Gas Station you can also pay for it at the self service terminals in the Car Wash Lineup. I was able to tap my CIBC Costco Mastercard to pay for mine.
EDIT: It looks like the Costco in Bellingham is getting a Costco Car Wash which is slated to open this fall!
You can’t miss the Costco Car Wash if you head on over to the Costco Gas Station at the location.
The Costco Car Wash has the same hours as the Costco Gas Station. We went in the middle of the day, but even though there was quite a lineup, we weren’t in line for very long. There are actually two lines that merge into one Car Wash line. There is one lineup after the gas station (long) and one lineup from the lane coming from the warehouse (shorter)
There are no options at the Car Wash, but it does offer a premium wash including an undercarriage wash for only $7.99 plus tax (USD).
The Costco Car Wash accepts cars and trucks up to 7′ 2″ so the average car or truck will have no problem.
Going through the Costco Car Wash was pretty simple, there is an attendant working there to help you go through if it is your first time to tell you what to do.
We did have a problem going through the Costco Car Wash due to our car’s automatic braking feature. When it sensed there was an obstacle in front of us it automatically braked, which took us off the track that automatically pulls you through the car wash. We ended up getting stuck halfway through and had they had to reset the car wash (Oops). Just remember to turn this feature off before you go through!
The Costco Car Wash was fast and only took a couple of minutes.
Our car was perfectly clean when we came out. The warm and sunny Seattle day dried the car off with no waterspots. If you find yourself in Seattle with a dirty car, I would definitely recommend visiting the Car Wash.
Unfortunately, there are no Costco Car Washes in Canada as of yet. You can find out all the locations of the Costco Car Washes here: https://www.costco.com/car-wash-service.html
Happy Car Washing!