Getting Car Washes at Costco (Only in 5 States)

Yes! Costco has its very own car washes.

These car washes offer exterior wash and wax, tire shine and wheel cleaning, undercarriage wash (with rust inhibitors), and a spot-free rinse. They’re even equipped with Envirosoft foam brushes to ensure that your car won’t be damaged, and Costco is a certified member of WaterSavers.

But only five states in the US host Costco Car Washes, so this Costco member perk is pretty exclusive.

Costco Car wash

Car Wash Locations 

The states that currently host Costco car wash locations include…

  • Arizona
  • California
  • Idaho
  • Tennessee
  • Washington

California has the most Costco Car Washes of any state, with seven individual car wash locations. However, most states on the list only have one or two.

Here’s the full list, including addresses…

Costco Car wash states

Costco Car Wash hours vary by location, but the ones near me (in Washington State) are open from 10AM to 8:30PM.

Types of Car Washes Offered

As far as we can tell, there is just one car wash option when you visit a Costco Car Wash. So, you can be sure you’re getting the premium package every time you go.

Here’s what’s included in a Costco car wash…

Costco Car wash includes


According to the most up-to-date information we were able to find, a Costco car wash costs just $7.99. Similar to Costco Gas, you can pay with any Visa card, any debit card with a PIN, or with a Costco Shop Card.

It’s worth noting that Costco car washes have cost just $7.99 ever since they first launched almost 10 years ago. Cheers to Costco for keeping prices low!

To pay for your Costco car wash, you’ll either need an active Costco membership or a Costco Shop Card with a sufficient balance. Costco Car Washes cannot be used by non-Costco members without Costco Shop Cards.

If you have any questions about Costco Car Wash services, pricing, etc., contact Costco via email at [email protected].


What is the duration of a Costco car wash?

The car wash itself only takes about three minutes once you’re inside, but between having to pay and wait in line, you could be there for about 10-15 minutes depending on how busy it is.

Do Costco Car Washes have vacuums?

No. As far as we’ve been able to confirm, Costco Car Washes only offer the automated drive-thru portion of a car wash, with no self-service stations.

Can you get a free Costco car wash?

No. But they only cost $7.99 per wash, even at full price.

Does the Costco Car Wash ever scratch a car?

Rarely. Costco is known for using super soft brushes that shouldn’t cause any damage to your vehicle. However, we did find a few rare instances of customers reporting small scratches or chips. This is bound to happen on occasion at just about any car wash. The vast majority of customers have had great experiences. In most cases, cars that end up with chipped paint after going through a car wash probably already had aging paint to begin with.

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