A1A Car Wash

TV show Breaking Bad (2008)
Faced with an unprecedented situation, the Whites don't know what to do with the money they've earned through the special skills of Walter White, aka Heisenberg (Bryan Cranston). They then decided to buy the A1A car wash where Walter had worked for a long time. All the scenes taking place at A1A were shot in a real car wash called Octopus Car Wash.
Octopus Car Wash
Octopus Car Wash by Zruda. Flickr.

“Excellent day A!”

Skyler White (Anna Gunn)

Dirty money to launder

The A1A car wash appears in the first season under the name Velvet-Touch Car Wash. It is indeed here that Walter White (Bryan Cranston) works to make ends meet. Later, he decides to buy it back in order to launder the money he made from the methamphetamine manufacturing. He then places his wife Skyler (Anna Gunn) at the head of the company.

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Car wash: an important place in the saga

Always keen to use real locations, showrunners Peter Gould and Vince Gilligan chose to shoot the car wash scenes in an authentic car wash, called Octopus War Wash. Thus, no major modifications were necessary. The decorators just had to replace the original sign, and all the elements on which the brand name appeared. The Octopus Car Wash is featured in seasons 1, 3, 4 and 5. The company has since been bought out and is now called Mister Car Wash.


The A1A car wash appears in 16 episodes of Breaking Bad. It is visible from the first episode.

A1A Car Wash
Car Wash A1A. All rights reserved: AMC.
Car Wash A1A
Car Wash A1A. All rights reserved: AMC.

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By Gilles Rolland

Friday, August 26, 2022

Passionné de cinéma, de rock and roll, de séries TV et de littérature. Rédacteur de presse et auteur des livres Le Heavy Metal au cinéma, Paroles de fans Guns N' Roses, Paroles de fans Rammstein et Welcome to my Jungle : 100 albums rock et autres anecdotes dépareillées. Adore également voyager à la recherche des lieux les plus emblématiques de la pop culture.

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