What's In Your Wash
Business: Minute Car Wash
Type: Full-service carwash, detail center and auto accessory boutique.
Owner(s): Anthony Pezzo and Robert Brehaut
Location: Newburgh, NY
Year opened: Originally opened in 1956. It was completely renovated in 2008 by two industry veterans.
Equipment/chemicals: Econocraft tunnel with Micrologic POS and controller, Aerodry Blower, C.A.R. products.
Unique features: Two entrances, a 160–foot tunnel, 50 car stacking, and a hot glass streak free window cleaning system.
Volume: Around 100,000
Pricing: Express exterior: $6; Full service: $11; Deluxe: $14; Special: $19
Menu includes: Express detailing, mat dry cleaning, tire cleanings, vacuuming undercarriage blast, C.A.R. Products Inc. Bodyguard, Ecolab Rain–X, and odor removal.
Also of note: This state–of–the–art facility includes granite throughout — even in the 160–foot tunnel. The operators also focus on creative marketing, featuring a Ladies’ Day, Mens’ Day, Seniors’ Day, free birthday washes, and even a Lotto Day. The wash offers a 48–hour clean car guarantee and also sells wash books and customer rewards points. Minute Car Wash also works with charities to raise money for various causes in the community.