State’s largest car wash tunnel set to open in Grand Junction

What’s billed as the largest car wash tunnel in Colorado is scheduled to soon open in Grand Junction.

Splish Splash Car Wash is set to open Dec. 27 at 2475 U.S. Highway 6 & 50.

Besides the ribbon cutting ceremony with the Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce set for 11 a..m. that day, the grand opening celebration will include free car washes for the first 10,000 customers.

Splish Splash Car Wash will operate from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sundays.

Car washes sell for $7, $10 and $13. A $30 a month unlimited pass, which includes the $13 wash, is also available.

The foam-brush car wash offers heated power dry, underbody flush with rust guard, triple foam protectant, tire and wheel cleaner, clear coat protectant, tire shine and complete windshield and surface protectant.

Car Wash Express, the Denver-based parent company of Splish Splash Car Wash, has invested $4.5 million to construct the state-of-the-art facility in Grand Junction. The new business employs 13 people. Car Wash Express also operates five locations in the Denver metro area.

With the largest car wash tunnel in the  state, Splish Splash Car Wash can accommodate 200 cars per hour in an assembly line fashion. That capacity reduces or eliminates the wait for customers, who remain seated inside their vehicles while their cars travel down the automated conveyor tunnel.

The facility also features 24 free vacuum stations, free mat cleaners and free air stations to inflate tires.

Splish Splash Car Wash is an environmentally friendly operation, too. Using green cleaning products, the chemicals used are non-toxic, friendly to the ozone and free from aromatic solvents and other harmful substances.

Splish Splash Car Wash reclaims and reuses about 90 percent of the water required to run the facility, saving 150 gallons of water per minute in the process.

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