How Much Is It to Wash a Semi Truck?

Washing a semi truck can be a daunting task, given its size and complexity. Not only is it difficult to reach all the nooks and crannies of the vehicle, but it also takes longer than washing a car or a pickup truck.

Fortunately, there are many services available to help with this chore. The cost of washing a semi truck will depend on the size of the truck, the type of service requested, and any additional services that may be required.

For those who would rather DIY, basic supplies such as water hoses, pressure washers, soaps and waxes can be purchased at most automotive supply stores. Once you have your supplies ready, you can start by rinsing the entire vehicle with water to remove loose dirt and debris.

After that’s done, use soap to clean the exterior surfaces. If your truck has windows or chrome trim, use a separate cloth to clean them using window cleaner. Finally, rinse off all soap residue with clean water and dry the vehicle with towels.

If you’re looking for professional help with washing your semi truck instead of doing it yourself, there are many companies that specialize in this type of work. Prices for these services vary depending on what you need done and where you live; however most companies charge around $200-$400 for a basic wash job.

For those who want their trucks looking extra shiny after washing it themselves or having it professionally done, there is always an option for waxing as well. Wax will provide an extra layer of protection against dirt and grime buildup while also giving your semi-truck an extra glossy finish. Most professional detailers offer waxing services for an additional fee.


Overall, how much it costs to wash a semi-truck depends on the size of the vehicle, what services are requested (e.g., basic wash vs detailed cleaning), and any additional services like waxing that may be needed. DIYers may spend around $50-$100 on supplies while professional washers typically charge around $200-$400 depending on location.

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James Gardner