|Category:||Car Detailing Service|
|Address:||85 Reenders Dr, Winnipeg, MB R2C 5E8, Canada|
|Working:||8AM–8PM 8AM–8PM 8AM–8PM 8AM–8PM 8AM–8PM 8AM–6PM 9AM–5PM|
I went to the Chamois on Reenders and I must say its a rip-off. For the $30-something incl. tax that you pay for a gold wash, I *really* think they need to upgrade their technology for external car washes. At first glance, the car looks fine, but I just took a closer look and there are several several areas that still have brown smudges all over and took me a good 20-30 minutes to scrub out myself. Even soap and foam from plastic grills around the car remain and you need to wash them off yourself at home. Its completely fine if you want a less-than-mediocre wash and youre not OCD about cleanliness, but Id STILL say youre over-spending with a gold wash. The ESSO touchless car wash does a WAY better job than the Chamoiss, and for $12.45 incl. taxes (if you havent been there already, Id HIGHLY recommend the Portage Avenue ESSO for a brilliant touchless car wash experience). The interior - apart from the mats being washed, I can see almost no difference in the cleanliness before and after. Chamoiss vacuum seems to be really low powered because even the simplest/easiest-to-reach places had dirt that still remained. The dashboard and windows (both inside and outside) had smudges from the cloths post drying and basically had been done in haste. Just to make sure that this hadnt happened only to my car as a one-off, I went and inspected my friends new Dodge he got washed and all of the above applied to his too. Conclusion: Id definitely swear by ESSOs touchless car wash to do a PERFECT wash, way better than Chamois, for almost $20 lesser, and Id clean out the mats/vacuum dirt off the interiors myself. I totally concur/agree with Tony Cs review. I definitely wont be going back here again. Sad that businesses like this still rip-off the majority of the public though. Adding a maple leaf logo or rebranding it as Canadian owned and operated might be great to get more folks to use your product/service, but neednt a quality service make. :) OR - reduce the gold washs price to some $15 OR invest in some tech that *actually* does a better job. Its not the money, its the principle and a fair get-what-you-pay-for thing people look for.
Today (2015-JUN-10) took 33 minutes from the time I exited my vehicle to the time I left. And this was for an exterior wash only (as I figured a long time ago that cleaning the inside properly was well beyond their capabilities)! My vehicle stayed unattended, at the entrance, for 15 minutes before they decided to process it, letting newcomers I front of me. I enquire to one employee, who, without stopping or giving me a response, simply told someone about it on the radio. I was never told what had happened. Nothing. Once they decided to grace me with some service by doing what I had paid them for, the line kept stopping, so I only got 2/3 of the "clear coat" I had paid for. Just before exiting, both outside mirrors were still filthy, as was the top of the hood by the bug deflector and dirt streaks still showing by both windshield washer nozzles on the hood ( and more problems at the back). Once I pointed this out to one of the two poor lost souls who had acted as if they had actually hand-wiped it (also what I had paid for), they simply looked annoyed and just wiped the parts I had to apparently point out to them!! I would have spoken to the Manager by then (assuming they have one), but I already had lost 30 minutes of my life that I will never get back. And if I had spoken to one, I suspect that he/she probably would have been as useless than the rest of them. Once I got home, I wanted to send them this comment (or rant) via email. SHOCKER: Their website does not have an email where they can be contacted! I could hazard a guess as to why that is... In closing, I would suggest to them that they could cut down on costs by simply putting a bucket at the entrance, for motorists to just throw money as they drive by as their vehicles wouldnt be any cleaner if they actually went in. Do I really have to give them 1 star?? a "0" would be more appropriate, with some jail time. Thank you for reading my rant.
The wash here is ok, not fantastic but really for $20-$25 dollars for an inside and outside wash I think people need to manage their expectations better, a detailed inside outside wash and wax at a pro shop is $300 So when I hear people complain that their wheel wells still had dirt in them or that there was still dust in the interior air vent I just shake my head, these people are just chronic complainers who have no idea how much work goes into a true detail job. I typically was and detail my own truck at home and it is spotless but that takes hours of hard labour, if you think you can reasonably expect to pull in to an establishment turn over your keys and get the same quality of wash for $25 and 20 minutes of time you are out to lunch! I have brought my work vehicles here and yes there is sometimes the odd bit of dirt left behind but for the price I think its a good value and I never make them re wash it, this causes a backup for everyone else. If you are a perfectionist take the time to do it yourself of pony up some real dough to have it done professionally Cudos to all the staff that works really hard in some hot stuffy conditions and is always been very courteous and friendly!
I have given this place opportunity after opportunity to maintain my business and I am finally done with throwing away my money. Every person I talk to "used" to bring their vehicle to Chamois but now spend the time to clean it themselves. I always get the Gold package and it never fails they always miss numerous spots within the interior. Spraying down the dash or gauges and forgetting to wipe off or not even cleaning out the cup holders. They cant even wipe a window down properly. Ive even paid more money and had an appt set up for a full detailing and I still had to return because they didnt put the seats down in my van to wash the carpets. The staff appear to be 16 - 22, good on them working their butts off in this fast paced environment, but you can clearly tell they dont care, how could they when probably more than half of them dont own a vehicle. Even when I went back in to complain and they set out a detail person to clean the missed spots, I clearly pointed them out and he STILL missed two of the spots. Save yourself the money, do it yourself or go through a $10 auto wash around the city during the winter.
I GIVE UP!!! I bring my vehicles here at least twice a month but no more. Today a stranger at this place, got her car cleaned and came up to me and complained that she had to spend extra time cleaning her vehicle. When my vehicle was completed, I was not happy. The exterior was not impressive and interior was a joke of a job. For the amount you pay to clean your car and the quality of the job are worlds apart. If you look at my car,i swear I payed 6 bucks for left over dirt and when I look at my receipt, I get peed off. When my car is clean, I drive with a smile, but when I pay you to clean my car and it looks like crap, Im not happy. Im really patient person and this is not my first experience. Enough of me and my dissatisfaction!!! Heres my advice, take your car to a regular car wash at the gas station (if you dont have time) And clean the interior yourself. Save yourself the money and the fact that The Chamois aint gonna do a Good job. Disclaimer: I mite bring my vehicle here for a complete emergency clean. But I will prevent this from happening at all costs. Thank you