CarBuff's Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

General Questions

+ Do I need an appointment for a carwash, oil change or detail?

Appointments are not needed for a carwash or oil change service. You are welcome to come at anytime during our business hours for either of these services.

Regular Business Hours:

  • Mon-Sat: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • Sun: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

We do require appointments for a car detailing service. Please call us at 715-241-9090 to schedule. (Online booking coming soon!)

+ What is the price for a carwash, oil change or detail service?

For pricing information, please reference the pages below. Please note that prices listed are starting prices only and there may be an addtional charge for larger vehicles including SUV's and trucks.

  • Carwash
  • Oil Change
  • Detail Center

    + How long does a carwash, oil change or detail appointment take?

    Once our staff gets started on cleaning your vehicle, your car will be completed in:
  • 10 mintues or less for a full-service carwash
  • 30 minutes or less for an oil change
  • 4-6 hours for a detail - depending on the size of your vehicle and type of detail

+ Are you open during the rain or snow?

Our oil change and detail centers are open everyday, regardless of the weather. The carwash may close during extreme conditions. Please call 715-241-9090 if you have questions about carwash hours during a rain or snow storm.

Regular Business Hours:

  • Mon-Sat: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • Sun: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

+ Are you hiring?

At Carbuff's, we are always looking for friendly, fun-loving people who work well with others and enjoy pleasing our customers. Please visit our "Join The Team" page for more information and to apply online.

+ What is the minimum age requirement to work at CarBuff's?

Employees must be 16 years of age with a valid driver's license.

Carwash Questions

+ What is the carwash clearance level?

7 feet 6 inches in height.

+ What is the maximum tire width for the carwash?

325 mm or 12.5 inches.

+ Is there amonia in the glass cleaner?


+ Is Rain-X, hand wax, or Armor-All included with the best wash?

No, but we would be happy to do this for an additional cost of $5 per extra service.

+ Can you clean between my seats?

Yes - we can do this in the detail center during a deep cleaning service.

+ Why are the flashers / hazard lights on my vehicle?

This signals to our staff that this is a best carwash.

+ Do you spray out truck beds in the carwash?

Not in the carwash, but this can be done in our detail department. Please schedule an appointment by calling 715-241-9090.

+ Do you wash dually's?

Not in the carwash, but this can be done in our detail department. Please schedule an appointment by calling 715-241-9090.

+ My car cannot have wax on it, can you shut your wax off when my car goes through the wash?

Sure, but our wax is 100% safe for any vehicle.

+ What kind of brushes do you have in the carwash?

No brushes, we use soft cloth wraps.

+ Can you turn your wraps off in the carwash when my vehicle goes through?

No, our side wraps are 100% safe and will not cause damage to any vehicle.

+ Why is someone riding my Jeep through the carwash?

Some newer vehicles have to be left running with the engine on to track through the carwash. An employee rides through inside these vehiclces as a safety measure.

+ Are you a touchless wash?

We are a hybrid fresh wash using soft cloth wraps, we are proessionals and hand towel dry each car.

+ Do you spray out truck beds in the carwash?

Not in the carwash, but this can be done in our detail department. Please schedule an appointment by calling 715-241-9090.

+ What are the orange spots on my white vehicle?

This is rail dust and can be removed in the detail center.

Detail Center Questions

+ Can you get salt out of my carpet?

Yes - this can be removed in the detail center. Please schedule an appointment by calling 715-241-9090.

+ How do I book a detail appointment?

You can book an appointment by calling 715-241-9090 or stopping by in person to the front counter in our lobby.

+ Can you buff out scratches or remove swirls?

Yes - please bring your vehicle in and one of our detail technicians will inspect it.

+ Is there a key drop for the detail center?

Yes. If you would like to drop off your car outside our normal business hours there is a key drop located on the detail door.

+ What kind of wax do you use in the detail center?

We use Meguiars Car Care products. Read more on the Meguiars line here.

+ What is body clay?

The modern detailing clay bar is a synthetic plastic putty that physically pulls embedded dirt out from your car’s paintwork. If your car has ever felt rough and “dirty” even after a full car wash, you need to use the clay bar. The rough feeling on your car’s exterior is pollution, industrial fallout, and environmental contamination stuck in the pores of the paintwork. If you don’t remove this contamination, it can:

  • Block fresh wax from sticking to the paintwork, causing wax coats to wear out faster and not look as shiny as they could.
  • Cause paint to oxidize, corrode, and fall off the car prematurely.
  • Block light from reflecting off the clear coat as it should, giving a dull, muted shine to the finish.
  • Get pulled out in your drying towel and physically scratch your finish with every wipe.
  • Only the clay bar removes this contamination without causing more damage.

Read more here.

+ Do you detail trailers, boats, or motorcycles??

Not yet - but stay tuned.

+ Do you detail vomit?

No - sorry, no bodily fluids.

Oil Change Questions

+ What are your hours of operation for the lube?

We are open Monday - Saturday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm and Sunday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm.

+ Do I need to make an appointment for an oil change?

There is no appointment necessary for an oil change.

+ Do you rotate tires with a full service oil change?

Although a tire rotation is not included with a full service oil change, you can add one onto any service for only $20.

+ Do you offer a package deal with your carwash?

Yes, our full service oil changes give you $10.95 off of your carwash. You can use this credit for a free exterior only carwash or upgrade to any of our other carwashes.

+ Will my warranty be voided if I do not get my oil changed at the dealership where I purchased my car?

No, having your vehicle serviced by CarBuff's maintains your warranty.

+ How do I know what kind of oil my vehicle needs?

The manufacturer of your vehicle identifies the viscosity and specification of the oil needed. This can be found in your owners manual.

+ What other services do you offer?

We offer differential services, tire rotations, headlight restorations, bulb replacement, wiper replacement, batteries, serptentine belts, fuel system cleaners, air filters, cabin air filters, & more to maintain and service your vehicle. Please call us at 715-241-9090 with questions on any of the above or visit with us in person and one of our lube technicians would be happy to assist.

+ How long will my oil change take?

Most of our services can be performed in 15 minutes or less.


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