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What's In Your Wash

October 11, 2010
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Business: Wash Wizard Car Wash #1

Type: Self serve and in-bay automatic

Owner(s): Brian Cook and Casey McKinley

Location: Moncks Corner, SC

Year opened: 2007

Equipment/chemicals: Jim Coleman Water Wizard 2.0, as well as Jim Coleman self-serve equipment and vacuums; MacNeil dryers; SoBrite reclaim system; GE Osmonics reverse osmosis system; American Changers change machine; Vend Master vending machine; Rugged CCTV cameras and surveillance system; and ArmorAll Professional Soaps.

Unique features: Carwash features a contouring wash boom on the automatics. In-bay credit card system for the self-serve bays allows the timers to count up until the customer is finished washing their vehicle.

Staff: One full-time manager and part-time attendant

Pricing: For automatics: $6-$11. For self-serve: $2 start-up and $.50 per minute.

Menu includes: Low pH presoak; high pH presoak; high pressure rinse; spot-free rinse; undercarriage spray; rocker panel blasters; dryer; tire cleaner; triple shine; clear coat sealant; and body shield hot wax.

Also of note: There is a self-service Mr. Zippy’s self-service ice machine on premises, as well as Duraport awnings for shade structures. Cook and McKlinley own three other locations and have a fourth location in the works. For more information, visit

The carwash has an IBA and self-serve option. An in-bay credit card system makes payment more convenient for customers.
Customers can get ice from the Mr. Zippy's self-serve ice machine. In drought-stricken South Carolina, this carwash has both reclaim and reverse osmosis systems.