About us

So, a little about Us, The American Carwash Company… Back in 1984, when double denim was first ‘on trend’, my brother Charles and myself opened up the first American Carwash Company branch. It was in the railway arches of Kings Cross (where the Euro Star lines are now).

One of the first ‘drive-through’ hand washes in the UK with some pretty famous names coming through the doors, Jeremy Clarkson was a regular to the branch with his Ford Escort Cosworth!

Hand washing cars in a ‘drive-through’ format quickly took off and today’s clients can experience The American Carwash Company across five central London branches. Up to half a million cars are cleaned by The American Carwash team members each year.

David Barnett at American Carwash Company

David Barnett, CEO & Founder

Now there are many different products you can clean your car with…… Over the years we’ve tested pretty much all of the products on the market but the best (in our eyes) is the Autoglym range. Which is why your car can experience these top of the range products in all of the branches. Just like picking the right shampoo for your hair, the team members in the American Carwash branches will pick the right products for your car when it goes through the wash.

Fleet owners will be pleased to hear that cars will be cleaned and on their way within 15 minutes and that’s our promise… how do we do it? We ensure that many hands make light work, each team member has a job and specific area of the car to assess and clean. Each site has upwards of 20 team members and just like a manufacturing production line, the drive-through process in each branch has been optimised to get you a clean car in the fastest time possible.

If you’ve been to one of our sites you may have seen me, I’m often spotted on a Saturday night with a microfibre cloth in-hand (things have moved on from the sponge), working with the team members. I must be mad you’re thinking… not at all… I’m just fanatical about, not just great service, but giving outstanding service. I believe in giving you 100% satisfaction every-time you visit.

The first ever American Carwash Branch nr Kings Cross

The first ever American Carwash Branch nr Kings Cross

The American Carwash Company is a well established car-cleaning business offering you a great service to look after your car. Every team member has been fully trained in car-cleaning to an extremely high level. Be assured that every-time you visit a branch, you’ll be met by the same experienced team who’ll treat your car with the utmost respect.

The team and myself look forward to welcoming you and your car to one of our branches. If your car needs any of the drive-thru services then please just pop along to your nearest branch. If your car needs a full detailed valet which includes upholstery and carpet shampoo, exterior paint renovating and wax polishing, please click here to make a reservation or call your nearest branch.

See you soon,

David Barnett
CEO & Founder

P.S. For fleet cleaning enquires please call 020 7278 0600 and we’ll be pleased to help you.

Car being washed at American Carwash Kings Cross

The first ever American Carwash Branch nr Kings Cross