By Tamas Mondovics
Featuring the very latest in car wash technology, Washed Up, one of the community’s newest businesses, has been drawing a lot of attention as an attractive and beneficial addition to Brandon’s main thoroughfare.
Washed Up celebrated its grand opening last month at the well-selected location on Highway 60, next to the RaceTrac gas station in Brandon, and owner Layne Williams and his partner, Frank Orobello, are pleased with the great reception the business has received by motorists, residents as well as nearby businesses.
“A visit to the new Washed Up Carwash is a little like a trip to Disney World’s Tomorrowland,” Williams said, commenting on the fully-automated system that uses the very latest in car wash technology including the virtual cashier on an LCD touch screen that guides customers through their purchase.
For those who prefer a monthly VIP Club membership with an unlimited number of car washes each month, they may skip the cashier completely and advance quickly through an automatic scanner, which identifies the car and the car wash option chosen.
The approximately three-minute “ride” through the 120-foot tunnel begins with an assortment of sprays and soaps, while closed-cell foam (not cloth) wraps glide across the surfaces of the car to eliminate dirt and debris.
Once finished, customers are welcome to use any one of the 18 free vacuum stations offered with each wash.
Orobello emphasized value as the business’ greatest appeal including the four a-la-carte wash packages, ranging from the $3 Value Wash to the $11 Ultimate Wash, as well as the VIP Club membership.
“For less than the price of three washes, you can visit as often as you like each month,” he said. “It’s about being a good neighbor and finding opportunities to serve others.”
On Saturday, March 23, and Saturday, March 30, Washed Up is teaming up with Manna on Wheels as part of an upcoming monthly promotion.
Buy a combo – hot dog, drink, and chips – for $3 and Manna on Wheels will donate $2 and Washed Up will donate $1 to ensure that 100 percent of the proceeds from every sale will go directly to feeding the hungry in the area.
For more information, please visit Washed Up located at 834 E. Brandon Blvd. in Brandon.