Pulaski Automotive Skills unveils new car wash

Christine June
415th Base Support Battalion

***image1***State-of-the-art facility provides free car washes 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. today

Pulaski Automotive Skills Center holds a grand opening ceremony for their new Speedy Wash 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. today in Bldg. 2859, Pulaski Barracks.
The event offers free car washes throughout the day, refreshments, giveaways for children and one free Buff and Shine, worth $40, given every hour.
“This is the latest, newest technology of soft car washes,” said Henry Roeder, program manager, 415th Base Support Battalion’s Pulaski Automotive Skills Center. “Instead of plastic bristles, it has soft, cloth strips that are very gentle on vehicles.”
The new Speedy Wash offers customers a choice of four programs, which include undercarriage cleaning, shampoo and hot wax.
“It works great, and it’s going to be a great addition to the community,” said Jorge Blanco, director, 415th BSB Public Works Department, which was responsible for the contract and construction of the new car wash.
The $400,000 wash facility is a stand-alone building with a pull-through tunnel-wash system, opposed to Pulaski’s roll-over facility where customers had to drive in and back out.
“The tunnel-wash system is much faster and has the capability of washing 40 cars per hour, about what the old machine could wash in a day,” said Mr. Roeder. “This is the only car-washing facility on Vogelweh, and our old machine just couldn’t meet the needs of the community.”
Customers who save 10 car wash receipts will receive a free car wash, and if they save 20 receipts, they will receive a free Buff and Shine.
A new option for the KMC is the three Wand Wash stalls that are connected to the Speedy Wash, where customers can manually wash their cars. The stalls are coin operated and only accept U.S. currency.
The stalls have a selector switch that gives cleaning choices, and customers also can choose two wands – a nozzle or a brush.
The Pulaski Auto Skills Center will provide new operating hours, 7 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., starting Monday.
For more information, call the center at 489-6162.