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OMG! Carwash customers can now pay by texting

February 16, 2012
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BLOOMINGTON, IL — Customers at Empire Auto Wash here can now activate a wash cycle using a text message, pantagraph.com reported.

The Feb. 15 story stated that the recently launched Text4Wash program lets customers purchase credits online or in person. Then, customers can pull up to the carwash and send a text to begin the wash cycle.

“It avoids the need to pay at the pay station with cash, credit cards or tokens,” Owner Jared Tomlin said in the story. “You can do this without rolling your windows down.” The system also speeds up the wash process for customers.

Empire is currently selling a $25 credit for new Text4Wash customers for $19.99. Multiple cell lines can be used with one account to accommodate families and businesses, the story noted.

Tomlin also works as an iPhone app developer, and he plans to create similar features for Android devices, according to the story.

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