Rain Tunnel expands with seventh site

ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Rain Tunnel Express Car Wash opened its seventh location on May 1, according to a press release.

The new facility is the company’s fourth site in Illinois. It has three other washes in Missouri.

"Illinois is where we started, and our locations there have consistently done very well over the years," says President and owner Scott Knight in the release.

"With more than $200,000 in improvements, installing the most advanced cleaning technology from the A.V.W. Equipment Company and environmentally friendly cleaning products from Kaady Chemical, we expect this new facility in Glen Carbon to be a great addition,” Knight adds in the release.

Rain Tunnel Express established its first location in Granite City in 1995.

Magnolia Car Wash’s customers aren’t just locals

VICKSBURG, Miss. — The new Magnolia Car Wash is keeping up with carwash advancements to attract clientele inside and outside of the state, according to the Vicksburg Post.

The wash features an LED light show and scents inside the tunnel that stay inside vehicles for up to 24 hours, stated the article.

Customers’ vehicles receive a lava bath and triple foam during the wash. Patrons can add the Buff n Dry option for $4.

“You get hot wax applied to the car, and at the end of the wash, there’s a buffer that will drop down and buffs your hood, your top and the back, which gives it a hand-buffed look,” says owner Doug Hudgins in the article. “It’s the newest technology.”

Once through the tunnel, customers can use the free vacuums and mat cleaners.

Hudgins owns other businesses in the area, but Magnolia is his first carwash venture. The wash has attracted customers from outside the state in Louisiana as well.

“A lot of people responded to it very positively,” Hudgins adds in the article. “Everyone tells me they’re very glad we’re here. It’s been very positive, which makes me feel good, obviously."

Quick Quack celebrates 15 years as a customer favorite

AMARILLO, Texas — Quick Quack Car Wash celebrated 15 years in business with free carwashes during its Customer Appreciation Days April 1-5 at the original Coulter Street location, according to a press release.

Customers can view building improvements designed to enhance the wash experience. Improvements include a light show and free towel drying.

“We wanted to do something special to let our customers know that we appreciate them and show off a few improvements we have made to provide the fastest, cleanest — and now driest — carwash in Amarillo,” says President and CEO Jason Johnson in the release.

“We love our Amarillo fans, some of whom have been with us for all 15 years, and we thoroughly enjoy being a part of this wonderful community,” Johnson continues in the release.

Readers of Amarillo.com and the Amarillo Globe News have recognized Quick Quack as the “Best of Amarillo” five years in a row.

The company held a grand opening celebration for its newest location in the Houston area by giving out free carwashes for 10 days, April 28 through May 7.

Quick Quack has 19 exterior-only locations in Texas, California and Colorado. The chain has plans to open three or four more facilities within the next year.

Autobell expands with 67th location

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Autobell Car Wash Inc. has opened new facilities in Georgia and Virginia, according to a press release.

The new Georgia wash is located in Marietta on the former site of Wash Barn. It is the company’s first location in Marietta and the sixth in the metro Atlanta area.

Autobell’s newest Virginia facility is on the former Car-Robics site in Newport News. It marks the second in the town and the ninth in the Hampton Roads area.

The two new locations bring the company’s total wash count to 67. Autobell was founded in 1969 in Charlotte, N.C.