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Public-images-osm logo.svg amenity = car_wash
A facility used to clean the exterior of motor vehicles Show/edit corresponding data item.
Rendering in OSM Carto
Car wash-14.svg
Group: amenities
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesshould not be used on waysmay be used on areas (and multipolygon relations)should not be used on relations (except multipolygon relations)
Useful combination
Status: de factoPage for proposal
Car wash where interior ways qualify for tunnel=building_passage, even under strict definition - road going through a car wash is not indoors

A car wash is a facility used to clean the exterior and, in some cases, the interior of motor vehicles. Car washes can be self-serve, fully automated, or full-service with attendants who wash the vehicle. There are also washing facilities for trucks, buses and trains.

In some cases, the same facility may also be used for washing dogs.

How to map

Set a node at the centre of the car wash or draw an area along its outline.

Tag it with amenity=car_wash and name=*.

In cases where the road intersects with the car wash building on the map, some tag the road section that passes through the building with tunnel=yes or tunnel=building_passage if such way is not indoors to indicate that the road is supposed to go through the building. Additionally, tag the road segment as highway=service and service=drive-through to indicate to routers that the road is not to be used for normal routing (e.g. as a shortcut).

Tags used in combination

  • self_service=yes/no – Indicates whether an object is self service
  • automated=yes/no – Indicates whether an object is operated automatically
  • opening_hours=* – Describes when something is open or closed. There is a specific standard format for this data
  • Payment tag family – can be used to specify how one may pay at this location
  • Address tag family – can be used to specify an address
  • operator=* - Company, corporation, person or any other entity who is directly in charge of the current operation of a map object
  • vacuum_cleaner=yes/no – Is there a vacuum cleaner available to clean the inside of the vehicle?
  • high_pressure_washer=* – If there is a (high-)pressure washer/cleaner available
  • maxwidth=* – The legally restricted maximum width of a vehicle
  • maxheight=* – The legal maximum height in metres

Similar tags

  • railway=wash – A train carriage/car wash
  • car_wash=yes/no – if a car wash is integrated at a gas station
  • truck_wash=yes/no - if a truck washing system is available

See also

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