Massive Cost Increase To Wash Cars In New York State
Raise your hand if you are ready for the warm and sunny days! Spring is here and, hopefully, we can put the cold and snow behind us. Until that officially happens, a great way to get in to the spring of things is to wash your car or truck!
There is nothing like the feel of driving a car that is clean! I mean really clean. Just out of the car wash, no spots and no slat or grime clean. The kind of clean that those who own cars in New York State know all too well!
The next time you go to wash your car, whether it is by hand or through the automated wash, things may be a little more expensive and New York State wants to help keep you from getting ripped off.
State AG Letitia James is issuing a consumer alert urging New Yorkers to be cautious of potential discriminatory pricing at car washes ahead of Passover. According to reports provided to James' office, some companies have advertised "specials" for car washing services related to Passover, but instead, charged higher prices to customers.
“Taking advantage of someone’s religious observances and practices is offensive, discriminatory, and absolutely unacceptable,” said Attorney General James. “For millions of observant Jews in New York and beyond, Passover is an important holiday, and their preparations should be respected, not manipulated for profit.
The car wash price gouging is, unfortunately, not something that is new. In fact, it was last year at this time when New York State issued the same warning.