The first photo is the car wash sign straight across the street from where we live. We aren't sure what used to be there but this is what is there now.
Some car washes offer extra services along with the wash. The one below offers to vacuum and wax as well as wash the motor.
Some of the car washes are rather modern and sophisticated. This particular one has the swirling brushes to clean the cars plus several vacuum stalls to get the inside of the car clean as well as the outside.
So people with cars have lots of choices of where to have them washed--unless they do it themselves in front of their house...which we see fairly often.