Meyers Auto Wash opensWritten by Duane Ramsey | | firstname.lastname@example.org
Mark and Nikki Meyers are fulfilling their dream of owning their own business with the opening of Meyers Auto Wash at the corner of Heatherdowns Boulevard and Key Street in South Toledo this weekend.
“We have always had a very strong desire to be small business owners in the Toledo area and are overwhelmingly excited that our dream is now coming to the grand opening point,” said Nikki, who co-owns the business with her husband Mark.
To celebrate their opening on Sept. 21, the couple is offering free car washes to everyone through Sept. 28. They hope to wash as many as 1,000 cars daily. They said they thought it was a good way to introduce their business to customers in the community.
The new car wash with a Key West theme is located on the site of a former gas station. They maintained the original building and added on to it to accommodate the car wash business, Mark said.
“We went out of our way to make sure we included as many local companies and workers as possible throughout the building process,” Nikki said.
Meyers Auto Wash offers express car washes in three minutes with options costing $5 to $13 with the latest state-of-the-art Sun-Ease equipment. The free use of vacuums is included with every car wash, they said.
“We wanted to offer a convenient, quality wash with cleanliness, speed and free vacuums,” Mark said.
Sonny’s The CarWash Factory, the equipment manufacturer, also helped them to design the site plan for the business, which somewhat resembles a fast-food operation and with a drive-thru lane.
Cars pull into the lane and up to the menu board to view the various car wash options. They proceed to the automated pay station where they can pay with cash, credit card or a pay-as-you-go that is similar to the E-Z Pass used on the Ohio Turnpike.
“We are using technology that allows guests to skip the paying portion of their wash when they are on the pay-as-you-go plan we call Easy Breezy. Instead, they simply have a sticker in their window with a code that is read as they enter the tunnel so there is no need to delay when schedules are so busy,” Nikki explained.
The technology offers the latest in “green” car washes available with a Purwater reverse osmosis water recovery system that recycles 100 percent of the water used.
“We realize the value of offering a clean, bright, cheery location that caters to families with children,” Nikki said. “We have windows that allow children to see the cars going through the car wash.”
The business’ mascot, Ted the Turtle, was named after Mark’s father, Ted Meyers, a Toledo native who played football at The Ohio State University for Woody Hayes and served with the U.S. Marines in Korea.
Meyers Auto Wash will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday.