GALLIPOLIS — Anytime Shine Car Wash recently celebrated its grand opening on Eastern Avenue in Gallipolis.
Owner Nick Dobbs explained this is not any ordinary car wash and is a state-of-the-art facility. It maps a car when it enters the bay. This ensures that whether you drive a big truck or a small economy car, the jets and the brushes will be exactly where they need to be to get the vehicle clean.
“We run all of our water through a water softening system,” Dobbs said. “Softening the water makes it do a better job of cleaning your car. Next we run it through a huge boiler to get it good and hot. Many automatic car washes don’t use hot water but we do because hot water is the best for removing dirt. We have four different packages available at each bay. Carnuba Wax, RainX, Under carriage spray, and ‘Spot Free Rinse’ are just a few of the options you can get in each of our bays.”
Dobbs explained the “Spot Free Rinse” is also state of the art because the water they use has been run through a reverse osmosis system that removes all the impurities from the water. The impurities are what causes spots, Dobbs explained. Then, drying agents are added and the dryers are the best on the market, according to Dobbs.
“They pass back and forth over your car twice during the cycle,” Dobbs said. “However, mechanical dryers are only able to get about 85-90 percent of the water off your car. That’s where our drying agents come in. Once you leave the wash bay and head down the road, the drying agents that we’ve added to the ‘Spot Free Rinse’ will ensure that your car will be dry in just few minutes and you wont have spots.”
Each of the bays are different. Dobbs said the facility has a “Touch Free Laser Wash” and a “Soft Touch Tandem Brush Wash.” The “Touch Free” bay has powerful jets that wash the dirt off without ever touching the car, while the “Soft Touch” bay has brushes made of a unique and proprietary material similar to Neoprene, Dobbs explained.
“It doesn’t hold water or dirt which keeps it from getting heavy and beating your car to death like brushes from places you may have been to in the past,” he said. “It also has special wheel scrubbing brushes that apply cleaner directly to your wheels and than scrub them and rinse them off.”
Dobbs and his wife Jennifer, live in Gallipolis along with their children. The ribbon cutting and grand opening included remarks from Meagan Matura Barnes, vice president of the Gallia County Chamber of Commerce who welcomed Anytime Shine as a member and a new business in Gallia County.
“We built this car wash because we felt the town needed one,” Nick said. “We want to thank everyone that has visited our wash already and encourage those that haven’t, to give us a try.”
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