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October 11, 2010
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?Nashville, TN
The owners of Super Speed Wash had to jump over several hurdles, relating mostly to environmental and safety concerns from the community and planning commission, but it is now open.

The automatic wash is the fifth Super Speed Wash, and like its predecessors the business is a glass exterior express tunnel. The carwash will have an attendant on duty to address some of the safety concerns. Ryan Tyrrell, chief executive officer for the company, said, “We listened to all those opinions [of residents and town government] and integrated them into the project.”

The carwash washed 525 cars on its opening day in August when free washes were given to residents.

?Burlington Township, MA
Residents protested against it due to concerns about increased traffic, noise and pollution, but a drive-thru carwash should be up and running here by December

The carwash received the township’s approval in early September and construction has now begun at the one-acre site.

The carwash will have a 15-foot buffer, a retaining wall, a 6-foot fence and two rows of evergreen trees.

Sana Ahmad, the spokesman and general contractor for the carwash owner said, “We are mindful of their concerns and their safety. We are going to do everything in our power to make sure we develop a good relationship with the community.”

?Grand Junction, CO
A new carwash hadn’t come along here in ten years, then within about one month, two washes opened up for business.

New Wave Carwash is one of the new carwashes. The self-serve/automatic combo features four self-serve bays and three touchless in-bay automatics. The cost of a wash is $10. Self-serve washes are also available for $2.50 for 3.5 minutes.

Canyon View Carwash also opened around the same time. It has four self-serve bays, two automatic bays, one of which is touchless and the other offers a friction wash, and one pet wash. The carwash uses solar panels to heat the water.

?Walnut Creek, CA
A new detail shop is coming into town here, designed as a job training center to help men involved in a recovery program.

The building will house a hand carwash, community food bank, and a thrift store. Men who are part of the Hope Rescue Mission recovery program will be able to work for the different businesses.

Prices for a carwash will start at $10 per car and “mini” details will start at $25 and could cost up to $100.

Barry Coccellato, executive director of Hope Rescue Mission, said that customers will not only be getting a service or product, but will help out hurting individuals by giving them the opportunity and the skills to change their life.

?Tiffin, OH
Fort Ball Car and Pet Wash was constructed over the summer and is now open.

The car and pet wash, owned by John Coppus and Tom Zirger, features two self-serve pet washing stations that offer oatmeal, flea and tick soap, deodorizers, and a disinfecting tub.

There are also three self-serve carwash bays and one touchless automatic bay. There is also a vacuum area.

?Tulsa, OK
Josh Hamilton and Mike Morgan, recent college grads who were also teammates on the Oral Roberts University basketball team, have opened Auto Haven Mobile Detail after they had been detailing cars together at Fine Airport Parking.

“We saw the need — we saw the potential,” Hamilton said “We wanted to offer the highest-quality service, with two people working on a car at the same time. We know people are busy and they want their car to look great, but they don’t have time to do it themselves.”

Using a Rightlook cleaning system and supplies, the business’s mobile unit uses self-contained water and electric system and reclaims all of the water and chemicals used.

A full detail job starts at $160 and takes about two-and-a-half hours.

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