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Talkin’ ‘bout the car wash

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Talkin’ ‘bout the car wash

Once Hurricane Bay Car Wash construction wraps up next month, vehicles will receive an individualized automatic car wash — said to be environmentally friendly — thanks to three-dimensional mapping. 

Twenty-year veterans to Bolivar business, owners J.F. Foster and Cindy and Brian Templeton wanted to give residents a car wash option with advanced technology, Cindy Templeton said. 

Hurricane Bay currently operates at 2100 Springfield Ave. with two automatic and four hand-wash bays. The new site is one-tenth of a mile north, on the east side of Springfield Avenue between Pizza Hut and Walgreens. 

“There was no room to grow,” Templeton said of the current location, adding the most up-to-date equipment needed more space. 

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Hurricane Bay’s second Bolivar location will utilize up-to-date equipment in its three automatic wash bays.

Three-dimensional mapping in the D&S Car Wash Equipment will adjust to every vehicle in the wash bays, she said. 

“(Brushes) will only go as far as they need to, so it will do a better job washing,” Templeton said. 

In addition to providing a better wash, the system is considered “green.” The 3D mapping helps prevent using excessive water or soap. 

Two soft-touch and one touch-free automatic bays will accompany five hand-wash bays, Templeton explained. 

Another noticeable difference between the old and new locations will be the vacuum area. 

“There will be a covered vacuum bay. That way they’re not exposed and not in front of the wash bays,” Templeton said. 

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The new location has one more automatic and one more hand-wash bay than the existing Hurricane Bay down the street. 

Both car wash locations will remain open for the time being, with owners not yet sure if Bolivar needs two washes or just one, she said.

The owners plan to open the car wash at 1918 S. Springfield Ave. in mid-February, she said. They’ll also introduce membership plans with unlimited washes and other packages.  

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The car wash is expected to open in mid-February. It will feature a covered vacuum area adjacent to the wash bays.

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