Vehicle Restrictions

Can Mike’s wash your vehicle?
We work hard to provide our customers with the best technology available to guarantee a clean, dry and shiny vehicle, along with the peace of mind that their vehicle won’t be harmed in any way. And although we’d love to wash every vehicle, there are some we just can’t.
Conveyor Stores

Most Mike's locations use a conveyor system in which the driver's side tires are guided onto a motorized track, then the car is pushed through the tunnel.

See the image below for vehicle dimension guidelines for our Conveyor Stores.

 

 

Belt Stores

At our belt locations listed below, front and back driver's side tires pull onto an extra-wide belt, then the vehicle is transported through the tunnel.

Cincinnati/Eastgate

     814 Eastgate North Drive

Cincinnati/Oakley

     4605 Marburg Ave

Fort Wayne/Dupont Road

     4010 Dupont Road

 

Vehicles we can't wash:

  • Trucks with beds containing fuel tanks
  • Trucks with uncovered beds that are not completely empty and free of any kind of debris
  • Trucks with dual rear tires
  • Vehicles with permanently affixed, tripod-style mirrors
  • Full-size Hummers; 1965-1969 Cadillacs
  • Trucks/vans with ladders
  • Vehicles with large ladder racks
  • Vehicles with bike racks or any rear-mounted rack
  • Vehicles with excessive mud
  • Vehicles with flaking rust or perforated metal
  • Vehicles with items attached/held with bungee cords, rope, twine, etc

If you have any of the following, we cannot be responsible for damage that might occur and caution against going through Mike’s.

  • Parts of the vehicle that are loose, rusted, cracked or previously damaged
  • Previously chipped or cracked paint
  • Non-factory parts or modifications
  • Power antennas (HINT: Lower power or manual antennas and remove magnetic signs, balls or flags from antennas)
  • Spare tire covers
  • Ski racks
  • The license plate housing on 2003 and 2004 Cadillac CTS models
  • Dodge full-size truck antennas/fenders
  • smart® car engine bay covers (hood)
  • Classic vehicles (20 years or older)

Your vehicle’s safety is our number one concern.

* This list is not comprehensive, please ask an onsite team member for more information regarding your vehicle