Jorge Castillo: OK snow birds, you've just driven the family sedan 1,800 miles from somewhere in the middle of Iowa. Your vehicle is covered with road salt, mud and a few clumps of good old Iowa manure.
Glenn Lindgren: In short, your ride looks like hell.
Raúl Musibay: Well never fear, once you get to Miami your troubles are over.
Glenn Lindgren: Don't make the mistake of looking for a large, mechanized car wash like they have back home.
Jorge Castillo: What you need is a good Nicaraguan car wash. Just travel down any of the major thoroughfares...
Raúl Musibay: ...Bird Road for example...
Jorge Castillo: ...and you'll see many examples of this great Miami invention. You'll normally spot them next to a gas station or parking lot. For as little as ten dollars, you can have your car washed by hand by four of the friendliest guys you'll ever meet.
Jorge Castillo: For about $35, you can get the hand wash plus hand waxing -- a "detail" job that will cost you two or three times as much in most major cities.
Raúl Musibay: They do it all, inside and out - including the carpets and upholstery.
Glenn Lindgren: Here's another tip. If your snow-birding is going to keep you in Florida for a month or more, lose the Iowa plate on the front of your car. Get one of those "I Love Miami" plates instead!
PRICES: Hand wash and dry from about $8 to $20. Hand wash and wax $20.00 to $45.00
LOCATIONS: All over Miami.
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