What Makes a Car Wash Amazing?
By Lynn Blamires Content Writer for My Local Utah
A new car wash is coming to Layton – new because it wasn’t there before and now it is or will be when they hold their Grand Opening at the end of March. However, it is new for another reason – The Wash Factory is a totally new concept in car washes. While it is not new to Utah, it is new to Layton. Two locations are open and operating in Roy and Syracuse.
I have been going to a car wash operated by a national franchise for years. I have been happy with the wash because I didn’t know that there was anything better.
I met John Hammond who owns The Wash Factory car washes and asked him, “What is so special about The Wash Factory?” He replied, “Bring your car to The Wash Factory and find out.” I did and the experience was amazing.
Here are some reasons that set the Wash Factory apart from other car washes –
In each of the top three wash levels, the car is sprayed with a product called “Bug Juice” that literally melts the bugs that get splattered on your car making them easy to remove. The Wash Factory uses a wand with a nozzle that produces a wide fan of “Bug Juice” that is sprayed over your car which is in effect, a pre-wash.
John offers four levels of clean to take care of his customers
The Express Wash is a drive through car wash with a Soft Touch double brush wash and an air dry.
The Deluxe Wash includes the Express Wash plus –
- Bug, snow, and ice removal
- Triple foam polish
- Soft touch triple brush wash
- Under carriage rinse
- Weather guard
- Grill and bumper scrub
- Tire and wheel scrub
- Hand dry
The Super Wash includes everything in the Deluxe Wash menu plus two add-on choices from a list of three –
- vacuum inside
- clean interior windows
- clean door jams.
The Ultimate Wash includes everything in the Super Wash menu plus –
- Wheel wells
- All three options in the Super Wash menu
- Dash and console wipe down
- Fragrance added
- Premium tire shine
- Wheels hand cleaned
A monthly pass is the best value at the Wash Factory. Choose a wash level from any of the four options described and for the cost of two washes in that category, you can take your car to any of the Wash Factory locations for the entire 30-day period. An RFID sticker is placed discreetly inside the windshield that tells John who you are and assures that you get the wash level you have chosen every time.
The Wash Factory pays attention to every detail of your car wash experience, including –
- John explained that the hand dry is done with a microfiber cloth that is treated not only to clean, but to polish the surfaces of your car.
- The soap formulas are changed with the seasons. Each season presents its own challenge as to the type of grime that needs to be removed.
- The brushes are made from wetsuit material. John learned that this material is very gentle on car finishes and most effective in removing dirt. The material also repels dirt from itself. When a brush comes full circle, it is clean and ready to remove more dirt from your car.
No water is wasted at the Wash Factory. Twenty-three gallons of water is used to clean your car and it is all reclaimed. A system of four 2,000-gallon tanks filters the water so that it is ready to be used again. An RO unit softens the water to clean better. In contrast, to clean your car at home requires a garden hose that runs at ten gallons of water per minute and none of that water is reclaimed.
I chose the Ultimate Wash. The wash itself was great because of all the things I had learned from John about what was going on as I was passing through.
The real magic happened when I entered the waiting room. I watched at the window as a crew of attendants appeared and began to clean the inside of the car. My windows were cleaned inside and out along with a thorough cleaning of the interior. Part of my surprise was that I could see through the windshield so well and the top of the dash was so clean, it looked new. As I drove away, the shine was noticeable.
The Ultimate Wash includes a fragrance. When I was ready to go, the attendant explained that fragrance emitted from a cube that was dropped in an inconspicuous place in the car. Not only was my car clean, but it also smelled fresh.
One of the best parts of my experience at The Wash Factory was the price. I can have the Super Wash for the same price I was paying for the top tier at my previous car wash without the hand dry and the entire interior cleaning.
The location for the new Layton Wash Factory is on the south side of the Midtown Crossing where it meets Woodland Park Drive (1280 North Main). As a part of their grand opening, you can see the white Mercedes Benz E-350 coupe John will be giving away soon to commemorate the new location.
Look for the Grand Opening later in March and remember when you take your car to the Wash Factory, John cares about your car as much as you do, and he trains his personnel to show you that they care. Come and experience a truly amazing car wash.