Checkered Flag Hand Car Wash

★★★★★
  • 5289 Alton Pkwy

    Irvine, CA 92604

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  • 949-786-3081

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Damaged my car and refuse to be responsible for it.

Checked your car for damages throughly before you drive off the lot. Otherwise you are stuck with the bill because they won't take responsibility for it.

It is my first time at this car wash. I did a yelp and this car wash has a slightly better rating than the one that is closest to my house.

Paid $129.99 for a completed inside detail of my mini van.

When I picked up my car I realized the foot rest on one of the seat in the second row was popped up.

I thought they don't know how to put it back and I tried it myself but I wasn't able to. I figured I will have my husband do it since I have a weak arm.

Next morning we are off to Mammoth. When we stopped at a gas station I remembered it and ask my husband to put the foot rest back for me.

He did everything correctly but the foot rest is till up and that is when I realized there is a crack on the foot rest.

I called the car wash right away and was told to bring my car in when I get back from the trip.

Chuck the manager took a look at my foot rest and basically told me he will advise the owner not to pay for the damage because I didn't notify them before I drive the car off the lot.

He thinks my husband broke it when he tried to put it back. I told him I didn't hear any crack sound when my husband try to put it back. If so I would know it was us that caused the damage not them. And I asked him how does he know it was my husband that causes the damage not his employees that causes the damage. He didn't even ask his employees. The fact the foot rest was up when I picked up the car it means his employees don't know how to put it back. How does he know his employees didn't broke it.

Anyway they refused to be responsible for the damage. My only mistake is I trusted them and drove the car off the lot without checking for damages.

I am never going back. There is nothing worst than a company that won't be responsible for their own actions.

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★☆☆☆☆

Damaged my car and refuse to be responsible for it.

Checked your car for damages throughly before you drive off the lot. Otherwise you are stuck with the bill because they won't take responsibility for it.

It is my first time at this car wash. I did a yelp and this car wash has a slightly better rating than the one that is closest to my house.

Paid $129.99 for a completed inside detail of my mini van.

When I picked up my car I realized the foot rest on one of the seat in the second row was popped up.

I thought they don't know how to put it back and I tried it myself but I wasn't able to. I figured I will have my husband do it since I have a weak arm.

Next morning we are off to Mammoth. When we stopped at a gas station I remembered it and ask my husband to put the foot rest back for me.

He did everything correctly but the foot rest is till up and that is when I realized there is a crack on the foot rest.

I called the car wash right away and was told to bring my car in when I get back from the trip.

Chuck the manager took a look at my foot rest and basically told me he will advise the owner not to pay for the damage because I didn't notify them before I drive the car off the lot.

He thinks my husband broke it when he tried to put it back. I told him I didn't hear any crack sound when my husband try to put it back. If so I would know it was us that caused the damage not them. And I asked him how does he know it was my husband that causes the damage not his employees that causes the damage. He didn't even ask his employees. The fact the foot rest was up when I picked up the car it means his employees don't know how to put it back. How does he know his employees didn't broke it.

Anyway they refused to be responsible for the damage. My only mistake is I trusted them and drove the car off the lot without checking for damages.

I am never going back. There is nothing worst than a company that won't be responsible for their own actions.

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Damaged my car and refuse to be responsible for it.\r
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Checked your car for damages thoroughly before you drive off the lot. Otherwise you are stuck with the bill because they won't take responsibility for it.\r
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It is my first time at

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★★★★★

Damaged my car and refuse to be responsible for it.\r
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Checked your car for damages thoroughly before you drive off the lot. Otherwise you are stuck with the bill because they won't take responsibility for it.\r
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It is my first time at

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Just got my car washed and I am in a very good mood. I don't know why this place always puts me in such a good mood?! I think it's because of the kind staff or probably the fact that my car is spotless or MAYBE and most likely because of

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★★★★★

Just got my car washed and I am in a very good mood. I don't know why this place always puts me in such a good mood?! I think it's because of the kind staff or probably the fact that my car is spotless or MAYBE and most likely because of

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Ever since we moved to Irvine almost 3 years ago, we've been washing our cars here. They're friendly, and the wait is minimal. For the fast service, they do a thorough job. Their price is also great. They also offer various loyalty

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★★★★★

Ever since we moved to Irvine almost 3 years ago, we've been washing our cars here. They're friendly, and the wait is minimal. For the fast service, they do a thorough job. Their price is also great. They also offer various loyalty

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They are very fast and do a pretty good job!

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★★★★★

They are very fast and do a pretty good job!

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I live in irvine and thought this would be a nice place to get my car detailed, but unfortunately I was wrong. The car already looked nice and new on the outside, but the inside needed some serious help. I had just purchased the car from

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★★★★★

I live in irvine and thought this would be a nice place to get my car detailed, but unfortunately I was wrong. The car already looked nice and new on the outside, but the inside needed some serious help. I had just purchased the car from

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This is a convenient car wash I can go to during my lunch break. They do a great job and the wait time is very reasonable. If I take my car there on the weekends, I usually walk to the plaza next by to get some Starbucks or donuts.

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★★★★★

This is a convenient car wash I can go to during my lunch break. They do a great job and the wait time is very reasonable. If I take my car there on the weekends, I usually walk to the plaza next by to get some Starbucks or donuts.

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I have used this place many times in the past and they have done a good job but in the last three visits they have broken things on different vehicles twice.... alot of people that work in the same department at my wife's work go here and they have had problems lately too.

Not sure what is going on here but not cool to get a $20 wash and have to repair $100 worth of damage to your vehicle.

The manager said "I don't know what to tell you" and walked away when the damage was pointed out. This damage was pointed out while still sitting at the car wash.

Just not cool unless you have a junk car to start with and don't care about it.

Very disappointed Checkered Flag !!!

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★★☆☆☆

I have used this place many times in the past and they have done a good job but in the last three visits they have broken things on different vehicles twice.... alot of people that work in the same department at my wife's work go here and they have had problems lately too.

Not sure what is going on here but not cool to get a $20 wash and have to repair $100 worth of damage to your vehicle.

The manager said "I don't know what to tell you" and walked away when the damage was pointed out. This damage was pointed out while still sitting at the car wash.

Just not cool unless you have a junk car to start with and don't care about it.

Very disappointed Checkered Flag !!!

Pros: quick

Cons: break car parts

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Having visited many car washes in Orange County, I found Checkered Flag in Irvine 15 years ago when they first opened.

I admit to being ?? A Mother Hen? about my cars , Checkered Flag meets and frequently exceeds my expectations.

One of my cars is shiny black requiring advanced car washing skill for routine washing and detailing to maintain that showroom appearance. Each week, after driving home from this car wash, I walk around my car in my garage and am pleased to see a spot free result.

Their facility, management, product -services, and results make them ??Best of Show? in the car wash contest.

In addition, their waiting room includes internet access, TV, beverages , frequent customer benefits, and the best selection of Greeting Cards in the area.

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★★★★★

Having visited many car washes in Orange County, I found Checkered Flag in Irvine 15 years ago when they first opened.

I admit to being ?? A Mother Hen? about my cars , Checkered Flag meets and frequently exceeds my expectations.

One of my cars is shiny black requiring advanced car washing skill for routine washing and detailing to maintain that showroom appearance. Each week, after driving home from this car wash, I walk around my car in my garage and am pleased to see a spot free result.

Their facility, management, product -services, and results make them ??Best of Show? in the car wash contest.

In addition, their waiting room includes internet access, TV, beverages , frequent customer benefits, and the best selection of Greeting Cards in the area.

Pros: Excellent Car Wash

Cons: Nothing Important

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I brought my Lexus RX350 here for a simple car wash after a rain. I was rather shocked to see an employee eating what looked like a burrito while cleaning the interior of my car. The employee also used compressed air to clean my interior, blowing dust behind the instrument panel which can never be removed. Other employees balanced themselves on my tires so they could clean and dry the top of the SUV and wash the front window. When I returned home I noticed a large scratch (3 inches long) on the top of my hood right next to the windshield which, needless to say, was not there before. If you take care of your car, do yourself a favor and find a reputable auto detailing shop which also offers hand washes or wash it yourself. Don't take it here.

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★★☆☆☆

I brought my Lexus RX350 here for a simple car wash after a rain. I was rather shocked to see an employee eating what looked like a burrito while cleaning the interior of my car. The employee also used compressed air to clean my interior, blowing dust behind the instrument panel which can never be removed. Other employees balanced themselves on my tires so they could clean and dry the top of the SUV and wash the front window. When I returned home I noticed a large scratch (3 inches long) on the top of my hood right next to the windshield which, needless to say, was not there before. If you take care of your car, do yourself a favor and find a reputable auto detailing shop which also offers hand washes or wash it yourself. Don't take it here.

Pros: Car wash results were OK for price ($15)

Cons: Procedures for Car Washing

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It does a very good job cleaning inside and out. I have tried so many different hand car wash places, and they don't do as great as Checkered Flag. I recommend any car lovers to try this place.

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★★★★★

It does a very good job cleaning inside and out. I have tried so many different hand car wash places, and they don't do as great as Checkered Flag. I recommend any car lovers to try this place.

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I used to go here until my neckalce was stolen from my ashtray. They didn't clean my car very good anyway and the prices were too high. What I hated the most is when I would drive off, the water would drip down my windows....poor service!!!

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I used to go here until my neckalce was stolen from my ashtray. They didn't clean my car very good anyway and the prices were too high. What I hated the most is when I would drive off, the water would drip down my windows....poor service!!!

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An excellent car wash in a matter of minutes (7 minutes to be exact). It is easy to understand why Checkered Flag has been selected as the Number 1 car wash in Irvine. Competitive coupons and specials. The owners are Irvine residents and are generous supporters of the community. A good opportunity to support locally. You will not be disappointed by the service and the quality of the car wash.

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★★★★★

An excellent car wash in a matter of minutes (7 minutes to be exact). It is easy to understand why Checkered Flag has been selected as the Number 1 car wash in Irvine. Competitive coupons and specials. The owners are Irvine residents and are generous supporters of the community. A good opportunity to support locally. You will not be disappointed by the service and the quality of the car wash.

Pros: Fast service with attention to detail

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Each time I visit checkered I'm always pleased with the service I receive. Although it's far from where I live, I come after work to get the special care and attention my car needs to look good. I've also refered lots of friends and family to your car wash and they have been very pleased as well. I very pleased to write this review and I encourge you to keep up the good work. You're AWSOME!

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★★★★★

Each time I visit checkered I'm always pleased with the service I receive. Although it's far from where I live, I come after work to get the special care and attention my car needs to look good. I've also refered lots of friends and family to your car wash and they have been very pleased as well. I very pleased to write this review and I encourge you to keep up the good work. You're AWSOME!

Pros: Excellent Service

Cons: None of Interest

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There were multiple people working on my car at once. my car was done and fully cleaned in under 10 minutes which is incredible timing compared to all opther car washes. Checkered Flag is just a great place to get ur car washed quickly, and have it looking like new in under 10 minutes

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★★★★★

There were multiple people working on my car at once. my car was done and fully cleaned in under 10 minutes which is incredible timing compared to all opther car washes. Checkered Flag is just a great place to get ur car washed quickly, and have it looking like new in under 10 minutes

Pros: Fast yet luxurious car wash

Cons: little higher prices

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checkered flag did a great job on cleaning my car.
will go back again!!!!

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★★★★★

checkered flag did a great job on cleaning my car.
will go back again!!!!

Pros: fast service

Cons: none

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Checkered flag is fast and does a nice job on our vehicles. They have a nice waiting area both inside and out. Their frequent visitor card is a definite bonus as are the early bird discounts, double stamp Wednesdays and coupons. As a side note, this is the best place to get funny greeting cards in the area.

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★★★★★

Checkered flag is fast and does a nice job on our vehicles. They have a nice waiting area both inside and out. Their frequent visitor card is a definite bonus as are the early bird discounts, double stamp Wednesdays and coupons. As a side note, this is the best place to get funny greeting cards in the area.

Pros: Fast and friendly

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Checkered Flag is the best carwash I have been to in Irvine. It usually only takes about 10 minutes to get in and out, and the quality is usually excellent. Additionally, they offer free coffee and fruits while you wait.

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Checkered Flag is the best carwash I have been to in Irvine. It usually only takes about 10 minutes to get in and out, and the quality is usually excellent. Additionally, they offer free coffee and fruits while you wait.

Pros: Fastast and best quality wash

Cons: A little pricey

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I was in need of a car wash and read all the great reviews on yelp about this place. So I went on my 30 minute lunch break. I was in and out of that place in 10 minutes with my car very clean in and out. The staff is very nice and the price isnt too bad considering the short wait time and job well done. I recommend this place to everyone. They also have a stamp card and get a free wash after your 9th wash - not bad. You can also shop around while you wait whether in the store or across the st at the market.

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★★★★★

I was in need of a car wash and read all the great reviews on yelp about this place. So I went on my 30 minute lunch break. I was in and out of that place in 10 minutes with my car very clean in and out. The staff is very nice and the price isnt too bad considering the short wait time and job well done. I recommend this place to everyone. They also have a stamp card and get a free wash after your 9th wash - not bad. You can also shop around while you wait whether in the store or across the st at the market.

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This is the only car wash I use. The staff is fast, efficient and courteous. While you're waiting for your car (which isn't long), you can make your own flavored coffee drink in their machine or surf the Internet -- for FREE! They also sell a nice selection of cards, candy, soft drinks and assorted gift items. You can't go wrong here!

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★★★★★

This is the only car wash I use. The staff is fast, efficient and courteous. While you're waiting for your car (which isn't long), you can make your own flavored coffee drink in their machine or surf the Internet -- for FREE! They also sell a nice selection of cards, candy, soft drinks and assorted gift items. You can't go wrong here!

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I highly recommend Checkered Flag and I will be using them for all of my car wash and detailing needs. Great service, great prices, and a free wash on your birthday! Check them out, you will be glad that you did.

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★★★★★

I highly recommend Checkered Flag and I will be using them for all of my car wash and detailing needs. Great service, great prices, and a free wash on your birthday! Check them out, you will be glad that you did.

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Friendly service and fast service. Great car wash. Nice lounge to relax in. Never a long wait. Very efficient service.

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★★★★★

Friendly service and fast service. Great car wash. Nice lounge to relax in. Never a long wait. Very efficient service.

Pros: Friendly and fast service

Cons: expensive

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This is the only car wash I go to in Irvine. They are super-fast and super-friendly. They also have a fun gift shop with a large selection of cards, candy and other sundries. Best of all, they have a machine that makes FREE coffees, hot chocolates, lattes, etc. I also take advantage of their frequent visitor card, which gives you a free wash after it's stamped 9 times (with double stamps on Wednesdays)!

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This is the only car wash I go to in Irvine. They are super-fast and super-friendly. They also have a fun gift shop with a large selection of cards, candy and other sundries. Best of all, they have a machine that makes FREE coffees, hot chocolates, lattes, etc. I also take advantage of their frequent visitor card, which gives you a free wash after it's stamped 9 times (with double stamps on Wednesdays)!

Pros: Free Coffee/Lattes While U Wait!

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Fastest car wash with courteous service and excellent car wash.

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Fastest car wash with courteous service and excellent car wash.

Pros: fast and courteous

Cons: a little pricey

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I love this car wash. I go there often during my lunch break and usually can find coupons either from Albertsons receipts or in the local money mailer that make the deal even better. These guys do a great job and get your car hand-washed quickly inside and out!

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★★★★★

I love this car wash. I go there often during my lunch break and usually can find coupons either from Albertsons receipts or in the local money mailer that make the deal even better. These guys do a great job and get your car hand-washed quickly inside and out!

Pros: great for lunch break car wash

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Excellent service and I will return. Additionally, I will recommend the car wash to my friends. The facility is clean and well maintained. I also like the selection of items available for purchase from the store.

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★★★★★

Excellent service and I will return. Additionally, I will recommend the car wash to my friends. The facility is clean and well maintained. I also like the selection of items available for purchase from the store.

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For years Checkered Flag has been washing my cars. My whole family comes here and they each like it for different reasons. My girls like the school discounts and the coffee, my wife likes to shop while she waits, and I like the clean, fast, and courteous service.

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★★★★★

For years Checkered Flag has been washing my cars. My whole family comes here and they each like it for different reasons. My girls like the school discounts and the coffee, my wife likes to shop while she waits, and I like the clean, fast, and courteous service.

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Checkered Flag in Irvine is the place to take your car. Not only do they have a welcoming and relaxing atmosphere, they do a fantastic job.

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Checkered Flag in Irvine is the place to take your car. Not only do they have a welcoming and relaxing atmosphere, they do a fantastic job.

Pros: Clean, Fast, Fun

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Amazing place man,Free coffee and newspaper...They are the best in car wash and they use perfect cloth to clean it dry.Worth to give 10$ tip for the kind of work they do...

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★★★★★

Amazing place man,Free coffee and newspaper...They are the best in car wash and they use perfect cloth to clean it dry.Worth to give 10$ tip for the kind of work they do...

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I was really happy with the way they cleaned my car .It was sparkling after the wash.Not expensive.They give complementary coffee whcih is the best part.

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★★★★★

I was really happy with the way they cleaned my car .It was sparkling after the wash.Not expensive.They give complementary coffee whcih is the best part.

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I went here twice because I was new to the area. You pay a premium for the service and the location. They do a decent job at cleaning your car. During the weekend the place gets a bit packed because it's located right next to Home Depot so there is a lot of soccer moms traffic standstills.

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I went here twice because I was new to the area. You pay a premium for the service and the location. They do a decent job at cleaning your car. During the weekend the place gets a bit packed because it's located right next to Home Depot so there is a lot of soccer moms traffic standstills.

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