I could not agree more. The ambience is great, and the people working there are super friendly. The fact that this business is true to its roots provides the customers with the great budget prices! I am happy to see such businesses recognized for their achievemts. If you are eco-friendly you will like their services; no fancy machines just hard working individuals who will take care of your car. I am a regular customer and highly recomend you give it a try! You will not be dissapointed!
BEST HAND CAR WASH (UNLESS YOU HAVE AN SUV) - 2009
Soto Car Wash - CLOSED
Just $8 for a real, hand car wash? Yes, indeed. Okay, an SUV is $15. There's no big, high-tech, water-wasting machine. Just energetic guys at a family-run place. No fancy AC'ed waiting room, no copies of The New York Times, no Muzak. Skip the respadura (perfume spray). It's still a deal, and you can go to La Princessita nearby, get some fresh tortillas, then come back and sit on the benches and relax. Everyone working at Soto Car Wash is related or is related to someone who knows someone. Stopping by on Sunday, after attending one of the many churches in this Eastside neighborhood, is a local ritual — and the already busy place really bustles. Sometimes you can buy CDs of the latest in norteño, which may or may not be bootlegged. There's usually a taco truck parked nearby, which sells good horchata and outstanding al pastor tacos and a paleta vendor can be counted upon to swing by, peddling fruity ice pops on sticks. 2416 E. Fourth St., L.A.—Kate Coe