Motorists will be able to wash their car, do their laundry and even give the dog a bath all at once after a new state-of-the-art car wash opened in the Scenic Rim.
The region’s newest and biggest car wash, Charlie’s Car and Dog Wash represents an investment of more than $2 million.
Charlie’s Car and Dog Wash replaces the old scrap metal yard on the corner of Hereford Street and Helen Street, Beaudesert.
The facility has two automatic and four self-serve wash bays, two dog washes, six vacuum bays, eight washing machines and eight dryers, with one washing machine and one dryer reserved entirely for washing horse blankets and dog beds.
Payment is via cash and card, the site is managed seven days a week from 8am to 5pm and there are also on-site vending machines dispensing cleaning cloths, air fresheners and other accessories.
The facility processed more than 500 vehicles during its grand opening weekend on September 1-2, with curious locals and visitors queuing up to claim a free car wash to celebrate.
Charlie’s Car and Dog Wash was opened in a partnership between National Car Wash Sales boss Greg Scott and Australian car wash manufacturer David Wallace, of Mr Magic Automation, who are both based on the Gold Coast.
Mr Scott and Mr Wallace have a combined 50 years of experience in Australia’s car wash industry, with Mr Scott having sold about 70 car washes nationally since he founded National Car Wash Sales five years ago.
Mr Scott said he and Mr Wallace were excited about servicing the Scenic Rim.
“We both have country backgrounds – we’re both originally from country Victoria – so Beaudesert is a little bit close to our hearts,” he said.
“We want to cater for people who are on tank water. We understand water is precious, we’re very water conscious and all our machinery, built by Dave, is designed to be water efficient.
“We’ve put a lot of thought into what we’ve built here. We’re car wash people – I’ve been in the car wash business since 1998 and Dave’s had more than 30 years’ experience.”
Mr Scott said he was keen to support community groups where possible.
“We encourage local groups to approach us if they’re interested in doing sausage sizzles here on the weekends, for example, to help with their fundraising,” he said.
“In time, we’d be happy in time to look at things like junior sporting club sponsorships or donating free car washes for their charity raffles. We want to be very much involved in the local community.”
To contact Mr Scott, visit https://www.nationalcarwashsales.com.au/contact
In a coup for the Scenic Rim, the region went from having no automated car washes to two automated car washes in a matter of weeks, with the Beauy Car Wash also recently opening at Oakland Estate.