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    Thread: Sonic Car Wash in LI...monthly? Winter?

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      12-05-2010 12:24 AM #1
      I know a few dubbers go to the Sonic car wash in Bellerose but do any of you actually get the monthly plan? I was actually thinking about doing so for when the first snow falls just to keep the snow and salt off the car since you can come practically everyday lol

      EDIT: I wanted to suggest a day or something that a few guys can come through and do a mini-G2G of some sort.

      For those who don't know, address is:
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      *in no way am I affiliated with the shop car wash just passing some info.
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      12-05-2010 12:28 AM #2
      i don't have the monthly plan but i go there all the time , great car wash

      - was there this morning
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      12-05-2010 02:20 AM #3
      When they first opened a lot of us DoQ guys went
      there and we all got the plan and they hooked us up.
      Some still go monthly and daly...
      Great Spot..
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    4. 12-05-2010 03:58 AM #4
      Great place to go! dont feel its worth it to get the monthly plan though. A car wash will never do as good a job as u do urself. But once again sonic is a great place to fall back on when your having one of those lazy days

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      12-05-2010 12:29 PM #5
      Im the same way I much rather do it my-self but when
      it gets to the point where the water is freezing on the car
      as you wash it...I think that means its to damn cold out
      to be doing it your self...
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      12-05-2010 02:13 PM #6
      I'm proud to say I was the first customer a well as the first monthly subscriber at Sonic.

      Like Mr. Red, I'm a detailing freak and take extreme pride in taking care of all my cars with the best products available.

      I have been to several so called "hand car washes" over the past 6-7 years.. And I have never seen the care and time taken like Sonic. Granted, if your a regular customer, the guys know all the details about your car, (in my cc for example..they make sure they use the air compressor to blow out every drip in every crevice including under the sideview mirrors). They really take their time.

      They have a supervisor in charge of the guys that are drying and doing the final details (his name is Efrin). He does a great job, and I usually hit him off every once in a while for keeping his guys on point.

      The discount they gave us is bonkers, considering their Ultra Sonic wash is $25.00... If I go twice a month I make out. I'm usually there twice a week depending on the weather.

      Some beautiful cars come there too. Last week I saw a RS4, Lexus isf, 911 gt, and a Rolls Royce Phantom. Always a nice show.

      They even sponsered our bbq last year, giving a full detail raffle and a monthly membership for 3 months.
      Generally nice people, family owned and operated.

      I'd say go for it. You won't be dissappointed.

    7. 12-05-2010 05:35 PM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by DOQ fastlane View Post
      I'm proud to say I was the first customer a well as the first monthly subscriber at Sonic.

      Like Mr. Red, I'm a detailing freak and take extreme pride in taking care of all my cars with the best products available.

      I have been to several so called "hand car washes" over the past 6-7 years.. And I have never seen the care and time taken like Sonic. Granted, if your a regular customer, the guys know all the details about your car, (in my cc for example..they make sure they use the air compressor to blow out every drip in every crevice including under the sideview mirrors). They really take their time.

      They have a supervisor in charge of the guys that are drying and doing the final details (his name is Efrin). He does a great job, and I usually hit him off every once in a while for keeping his guys on point.

      The discount they gave us is bonkers, considering their Ultra Sonic wash is $25.00... If I go twice a month I make out. I'm usually there twice a week depending on the weather.

      Some beautiful cars come there too. Last week I saw a RS4, Lexus isf, 911 gt, and a Rolls Royce Phantom. Always a nice show.

      They even sponsered our bbq last year, giving a full detail raffle and a monthly membership for 3 months.
      Generally nice people, family owned and operated.

      I'd say go for it. You won't be dissappointed.

    8. 12-05-2010 08:32 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by DOQ fastlane View Post
      I'm proud to say I was the first customer a well as the first monthly subscriber at Sonic.

      Like Mr. Red, I'm a detailing freak and take extreme pride in taking care of all my cars with the best products available.

      I have been to several so called "hand car washes" over the past 6-7 years.. And I have never seen the care and time taken like Sonic. Granted, if your a regular customer, the guys know all the details about your car, (in my cc for example..they make sure they use the air compressor to blow out every drip in every crevice including under the sideview mirrors). They really take their time.

      They have a supervisor in charge of the guys that are drying and doing the final details (his name is Efrin). He does a great job, and I usually hit him off every once in a while for keeping his guys on point.

      The discount they gave us is bonkers, considering their Ultra Sonic wash is $25.00... If I go twice a month I make out. I'm usually there twice a week depending on the weather.

      Some beautiful cars come there too. Last week I saw a RS4, Lexus isf, 911 gt, and a Rolls Royce Phantom. Always a nice show.

      They even sponsered our bbq last year, giving a full detail raffle and a monthly membership for 3 months.
      Generally nice people, family owned and operated.

      I'd say go for it. You won't be dissappointed.
      congrats on the CC man

      got to say, though, i've not been super stoked on them of late. last three times i've gone they've missed spots on the car (like, large areas on the roof by the antenna and lower rockers), the sealant they apply at the end has not completely rinsed off, and while they use to to ask you if you wanted them to use brushes or the mitts (mine is a BMP -- and can be a swirl fest if you look at it sideways), i had to run out last time as they were going to use brushes on the car.

      as far as automated hand washes go, i guess they are the best in the area, but they definitely used to be better.
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      12-05-2010 08:43 PM #9
      No way in hell im washing my car during the winter. I think i'll need to stop by one of the days you guys go and introduce myself. I've went a few times. I like the free coffee with the wash too with the vip card or whatever.
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      12-05-2010 11:41 PM #10
      going here this week

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      12-06-2010 07:23 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by vDuByu92 View Post
      going here this week



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      12-07-2010 01:55 AM #12
      I will be going this week too. Probably wednesday noon time
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      12-08-2010 02:00 PM #13
      They really need to open a car wash like this place out in central Suffolk by me. There's a "hand car wash" out west a bit in Smithtown but they still have the old school metal tracks from what I've seen
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      12-08-2010 02:20 PM #14
      I remember the first couple of times I went to Sonic. I paid extra for the undercarriage wash every-single-time I went, until one of the employees told me on the down-low that the undercarriage wash never even worked.

      The next (and last time) I took it there, I stood outside and kneeled down as my car entered the wash....the undercarriage was never even touched.

      I wonder how many people paid the extra $$ for the undercarriage wash and never even got it. Wack.

      In my opinion- the best car wash in Queens will always be Beverly Car Wash in Astoria Queens.

      Miami Car Wash off of Northern Blvd in the Astoria/LIC area is top notch too.

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      12-08-2010 07:09 PM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by 1.8TIM View Post
      I remember the first couple of times I went to Sonic. I paid extra for the undercarriage wash every-single-time I went, until one of the employees told me on the down-low that the undercarriage wash never even worked.

      The next (and last time) I took it there, I stood outside and kneeled down as my car entered the wash....the undercarriage was never even touched.

      I wonder how many people paid the extra $$ for the undercarriage wash and never even got it. Wack.

      In my opinion- the best car wash in Queens will always be Beverly Car Wash in Astoria Queens.

      Miami Car Wash off of Northern Blvd in the Astoria/LIC area is top notch too.
      Prices? Low car friendly?
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      12-08-2010 08:10 PM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by Coderedpl View Post
      Prices? Low car friendly?
      If I remember correctly, a full service wash inside & out with vacuuming was $20.00. They spend a minimum of 25 minutes per car.

      You don't have to worry about how low your car is because you don't drive onto a track. These places are big indoor lots...you just pull into a spot and they wash your car. They also blow dry the car with leaf blowers so you don't get water marks.

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      12-08-2010 08:42 PM #17
      Just not too excited about going to astoria just to wash my car lol. Sonic is closer to me
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      12-09-2010 01:09 PM #18
      I go there all the time with my car, love the work they do !

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      12-09-2010 01:11 PM #19
      Very good points on the shops in Astoria as well...
      When I used to live there those were my 2 fav spots to
      go to...Well worth the money...
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      12-10-2010 09:30 AM #20
      Going there today in about 3 hours
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      12-10-2010 09:39 AM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by Coderedpl View Post
      Going there today in about 3 hours
      I'll be there at 11 am, come earlier, ill show you how to handle these guys

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      12-10-2010 09:58 AM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by DOQ fastlane View Post
      I'll be there at 11 am, come earlier, ill show you how to handle these guys
      NOO go later. I finish class at 11:15am and i go to school in brooklyn. I should make it by 12:30 or something. PM Me your number.
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      12-10-2010 12:58 PM #23
      Got here later but im here now
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      12-15-2010 12:39 PM #24
      For an excellent car wash in this area, try Five Corners at the intersection of Marcus and Hillside. They do an excellent job, and give the car all the attentuion it deserves.

      And no, I have no interest in the business other than as a satisfied customer.
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      12-15-2010 07:26 PM #25
      Will have to find time one day and just visit them and see. I got the monthly plan at sonic so not planning to just stop going, need to get my moneys worth =P
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      12-16-2010 12:53 AM #26
      Will be going soon , cars dirty

      thanks snow
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      12-16-2010 08:56 PM #27
      I'm going again on Monday.
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      12-18-2010 01:16 PM #28
      i need something by me in medford im not driving all the way to jerico, my car will get dirty just driving back home
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      Went today Ultra Sonic package
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      12-21-2010 03:27 AM #31
      I'm going again either Wednesday or Thursday.

      My car gets dirty quick i noticed. I request they use the mits and I did a quick scratch removal on my quarter panels and trunk top and didnt notice any new scratches other than the real deep ones I had and ive been there about 2-3 times since compounding.

      Some of you guys that go often post up your numbers and maybe we can hit up the place together. I could use a few tips and advice on how to get the guys to clean my car perfectly lol
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      12-29-2010 01:45 AM #32
      Planning on stopping by tomorrow afternoon sometime. Car is filthy =/
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      01-13-2011 12:59 PM #33
      Going to be stopping by sometime today, anybody coming by?
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      01-13-2011 01:33 PM #34
      Quote Originally Posted by Coderedpl View Post
      Going to be stopping by sometime today, anybody coming by?
      I will be there for sure. My ish is filthy.

      Probably head there around 5ish

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      01-14-2011 01:14 AM #35
      They were closed when i got there around 2:30pm. I will be going Monday then since i have the monday-thursday plan
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