Professional Carwashing & Detailing

Road salt and the carwash business

February 24, 2014

STROUDSBURG, Penn. — The carwash business has been doing really well this year in the area, and a main reason why is wash customers cleaning their vehicle’s undercarriage, according to the Popcono Record

George Kaizer, manager of Sparkle Car Wash, said the salt is damaging to vehicles. “It rots the underneath off. It’s just horrible.”

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He also cautions people who are cleaning snow off of their vehicle to be careful and use proper measures. He said people need to use brushes instead of snow scrapers or shovels, which can do damage.

Business has been good for his wash, but they have needed to purchase extra heaters to keep the tunnel warm during business hours.

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Owner of Dynamite Castrol Premium Lube Express and Car Wash, Sahil Patel, said “these past couple of weeks have been absolutely crazy.”

He said business has been good, and most people are paying for a premium wash that has undercarriage cleaning, which is necessary this time of year.

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