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What's In Your Wash

October 11, 2010
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All Star Car Wash and Detail Center logo

Business: All Star Car Wash and Detail Center

Type: Full-service conveyor wash, detailing, and express detailing.

Owner(s): John Vengalli and David McDonough

Location: Danbury, CT

Gotham Auto Works is located in an old car showroom.

Year opened: Location was first opened in the 1980s. It was purchased by its current owners in September 2008.

Equipment/chemicals: MacNeil conveyor and side wraps; Belanger mitters; Worldwide 60-hp touchless dryer; and SONNY’s wheel blasters. They also use C.A.R. Products along with Platinum Car Wash Systems.

Pricing: Full-service wash: $13-21; Exterior packages: $8-15; Full detailing starts at $135; Express detailing packages: $30-75

Work is done here on all types of vehicles.

Menu includes: Hand washes, mini details, complete details, headlight restoration, window tinting, paintless dent repair and windshield repair.

Unique features: High-quality detailing products (Menzerna from Germany, Zymol waxes), as well as a detail canopy for displaying finished cars. In the carwash, there is a Rain-X shower head and wheel blasters.

Staff: 8-12

Also of note: Vengalli and McDonough have been in the carwash business for over 20 years. They started with a high-end hand carwash, detail and auto storage facility at the Westchester Country Club in Rye, NY. They have also operated carwashes in office parks, as well as a mobile carwash business and Cyclone Car Wash and Detail Center in Monroe, CT.

Prices range from $20 for a basic hand wash to $1,000 for a total car restoration and protection package.