LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Zips Car Wash expanded its territory with the acquisition of Rain Tunnel Express Car Wash, according to a press release.

This growth allows Zips to serve customers, for the first time, in Missouri and Illinois, the release continued.

The acquisition of Rain Tunnel’s seven stores took place on Aug. 21, 2018, and those sites are now operating as Zips Car Wash locations, the release added.

“We are so excited to be serving customers in Missouri and Illinois, and we are thankful to welcome the Rain Tunnel Express team into the Zips Family,” said Jon Gray, executive vice president of Zips Car Wash. “We look forward to meeting our new customers, becoming familiar with local, community organizations and supporting schools and their programs in these new areas.”

According to the release, Zips’ newest locations include:

  • 10215 Watson Rd., St. Louis, MO 63127
  • 12864 Tesson Ferry Rd., St. Louis, MO 63128
  • 11355 Gravois Rd., St. Louis, MO 63126
  • 1601 Troy Rd., Edwardsville, IL 62025
  • 4192 Hwy. 162, Pontoon Beach, IL 62040
  • 12 Junction Dr. West, Glen Carbon, IL 62034
  • 1511 Niedringhaus Ave., Granite City, IL 62040.

“We are planning to expand even more in 2018 and in this part of the country, with the ultimate goal of truly changing the culture of carwashing,” said Gray. “Our goal each day is to become a leader in our industry because of the service and value we provide to our customers through our Unlimited Wash Club program and other community-focused initiatives.”

With this acquisition, Zips Car Wash now operates 132 locations in 14 states, the release concluded.