View Cart (0 items)

Ground Breaking

October 11, 2010
/ Print / Reprints /
| Share More
/ Text Size+
Battlefield, MO

The new Battlefield Auto Spa is nearing completion here and will feature a combination of wash options for customers.

The 4,715-square-foot wash is in the final stages of construction and will feature two automatics and four self-serve carwash bays.

The carwash is being developed by ST Auto Spa LLC, and designed by architect Casey & Associates. The project is the company's third such carwash.

Mt. Pleasant, MI

The Lube Depot, a local lube shop and carwash, expanded recently with the addition of a pet wash area.

Rosie and Paul Dixon, owners of the site, said that the addition is similar to a self-serve carwash and dog owners can choose between regular shampoo, oatmeal treatment, conditioner, flea and tick shampoo, and de-skunking solution.

Rosie Dixon said that she got the idea of a do-it-yourself dog wash after she saw ads and information in carwash trade magazines and saw one at a carwash show in Texas.

The tub, which visitors can sanitize before using, is large enough to accommodate large and small canine breeds and has a triggered wand with a showerhead that provides heated water for the various wash and rinse options.

A 10-minute wash costs $5, with each additional minute being 50 cents.

Des Moines, IA

Fuel Right, a carwash, gas station and convenience store that opened here recently, exemplifies the growing trend of multi-profit center car-care facilities.

The entire facility, owned by Paul Wilken and Brent Haverkamp, spans 7,000-square-feet and has a 100-foot-long tunnel wash.

The wash options include touch-free or soft touch, and wash prices range from $6.50 - $9.50, depending on the type of wash and whether wax is added.

Fuel Right is open 24-hours every day. This is Wilken and Haverkamp's fourth station and a fifth is set to open in the near future.

Belleville, IL

Auto Spa Car Wash recently began offering oil changes and other under-the-hood car services to stay competitive in an increasingly multi-service industry.

According to Auto Spa Car Wash Owner, Bob Gregory, his wash is just keeping up with a West Coast trend where customers expect to be able to bring their car in to be cleaned inside and out and get an oil change all in one stop.

Gregory built an $850,000 building to house the oil change center next to his carwash, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this summer.

Co-Owner Steve Campo said that he and Gregory installed a high-tech system of 12 high-resolution digital cameras — which cost around $30,000 — to monitor the whole car servicing process because they want people to feel like their vehicle is safe and provide trust and peace of mind.

Hagerstown, MD

The Washington County Planning Commission voted unanimously to approve a site plan for a new carwash and store just north of Hagerstown.

Senior Planner Stephen T. Goodrich said the plan proposes building on a parcel near the Pizza Hut restaurant, including a 790-square-foot carwash and a 5,480-square-foot store, which will have a dining area inside.

The authorization is contingent on approval from county agencies on rear-yard setbacks, sidewalks, sewer allocations and traffic controls.

The site will have three points of access and will be across the intersection, diagonally, from an existing Sheetz store, which will be replaced by the new store facility.