Fall is a season full of excitement for sports enthusiasts. Whether you're gearing up for college football, pro football, or playoff baseball, there's nothing like the electric atmosphere of a tailgate party to get you pumped for the main event.

At EverWash, we don't just help you keep your car clean; we're also here to help you make the most of your tailgating experience. With nearly 1,000 locations nationwide, you can get your car sparkling before heading to the game. Without further ado, let's dive into our top 10 tailgating tips!

1. Plan Ahead

Before you head out, make a checklist of all the essentials you'll need, from food and beverages to seating and entertainment. Planning ahead ensures that you won't forget important items and sets the stage for a smooth tailgating experience.

2. Arrive Early

Secure the best spot by arriving at least 3-4 hours before the game starts. Early birds not only get prime parking, but they also have ample time to set up and savor the pre-game festivities.

3. Keep It Clean

Nobody likes a messy tailgate. Make sure you have plenty of trash bags and recycling bins. Better yet, swing by an EverWash location on your way to the stadium to get your car looking its best for the big day. Your clean car will be the envy of the tailgate!

4. Food & Beverage Station

Set up a designated area for food and drinks to keep things organized. Use insulated coolers to keep perishables fresh and beverages cold. Don't forget a portable grill for the quintessential tailgating experience.

5. Smart Snacking

Prep snacks that are easy to eat and won't make a mess. Think finger foods like sliders, chicken wings, and chips and dip. This way, you can keep your car interior clean while enjoying delicious fare.

6. The Right Playlist

Music is the heartbeat of any good party. Create a playlist of pump-up jams and classics that will get everyone in the mood for the game. A portable Bluetooth speaker is a must for this.

7. Tailgate Games

Cornhole, ladder toss, or a simple football toss can keep the energy up before the game starts. Just be sure to have enough space to play safely.

8. Comfort is Key

Pack portable chairs, blankets, and cushions to ensure everyone is comfortable. If it's a sunny day, don't forget sunscreen and hats.

9. Stay Hydrated

Amid all the excitement, it's easy to forget to drink water. Keep a separate cooler stocked with water bottles to stay hydrated throughout the day.

10. Post-Game Cleanup

Once the game is over and your team has (hopefully) secured a win, it's time to clean up. Remember, a clean tailgate is a successful tailgate. As a bonus tip, why not celebrate the win with another trip to EverWash to get your car ready for the next big game?


Tailgating is an art form that brings sports fans together to celebrate their favorite teams in a fun and enjoyable way. With these top 10 tailgating tips from EverWash, you're not just setting the stage for a memorable tailgate, but also keeping it clean and efficient. After all, car washing should be as enjoyable and carefree as your tailgating experience.

Looking to keep your car in tip-top shape all season long? EverWash has got you covered. With our month-to-month memberships offering unlimited washes at a fraction of the pay-per-wash price, keeping your car clean has never been easier or more affordable. Download the EverWash app now and find a membership plan that works for you. Happy tailgating!