A new car wash in Leland, North Carolina celebrated its grand opening last month with a special offer for customers. Anyone who stopped by the new businesses during its first four days got a free wash. The Star News Online reports that the turn out was pretty good. About 1,500 people showed up to take advantage and scope out the new location.
Owner Scott Baker is a real estate investor. He bought the 2-acre parcel of land back in November. Construction began in January and the new wash opened officially in August. Baker bought the property in a commercial area of Leland and had the bright idea for the four days of freebies. He told the news outlet he hopes to attract customers from the surrounding suburbs as well as downtown Wilmington, North Carolina.
The car wash features a 132-foot tunnel that takes about three minutes from start to finish. After the wash, customers can use one of 24 cleaning bays to add the finishing touches. There are vacuums as well as small air guns for use. The guns blast away dirt in hard-to-reach places. Plus, customers can use Windex and microfiber towels for free. The car wash boasts that it recycles 85 percent of the water that runs off after a car is washed.
A car wash at Carolina Shores Car Wash won’t be free forever. The basic wash runs for $6 while a monthly, unlimited pass starts at $25.