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Public-images-osm logo.svg amenity = car_wash
A car wash station Edit or translate this description.
Rendering in openstreetmap-carto
Car wash-14.svg
Group: Amenities
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesshould not be used on waysmay be used on areasshould not be used on 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.

How to map

Set a node at the center 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

  • maxwidth=* - The legally restricted maximum width of a vehicle
  • maxheight=* - The legal maximum height in metres

Similar tags

  • railway=wash - A Railroad car wash
  • car_wash=yes/no - if a car wash is integrated at a gas station

See also