By Mimi Vanderhaven
Keeping your vehicle clean is not only better for your car, it offers an ongoing boost to your self-confidence. And here’s why Strongsville Superwash is likely the best touchless car wash – in the universe.
Do you know that feeling of panic you get when your boss asks you to lunch and wants YOU to drive, revealing that you haven’t washed your car in six weeks? Or when your mother-in-law asks you to pick her up from the beauty shop when your SUV is covered with pollen, leaves, and bird droppings, confirming that you are indeed a slob, a bad mother, and had no business marrying her son? Of course, she won’t know that washing the cars is supposed to be your husband’s job.
Driving a clean car isn’t about them, darling. It’s about you. Having your car washed is an easy, essential and affordable act that says much about your own self-confidence.
You deserve to drive a clean vehicle.
And it’s easier than you think – with a little help from your own personal super man.
Ed Loos doesn’t wear blue tights, but he’s a hero to local drivers who care about their car’s finish. And his touchless Strongsville Superwash is far more than a laser car wash.
“Too many laser washes are cutting corners by using cold water, hard water, and detergents that foam up and look impressive, but don’t really clean very well,” Ed explains.
“Laserwash, he says, refers to a specific brand of car washing technology. Since many touchless washes use the equipment, they have generally used the word “laser” in their names.”
But that doesn’t make them “super”.
“For a few years most washes used the same formula, utilizing only hot water and the best detergents to compete with friction car washes”, he recalls. “but many facilities have since been replumbed to use cold, hard water in an effort to cut costs. If you don’t use hot water you are not going to get the car clean.”
If you’ve ever accidentally washed a filthy load of whites in the cold cycle, you know what Ed means.
Strongsville Superwash uses 120-degree fresh water heated in a brand new, high efficiency, super capacity boiler. The boiler is surrounded by softeners and filters that remove calcium and other minerals to avoid water spots. The final spot-free rinse at Strongsville Superwash is comprised of reverse osmosis water with zero total dissolved solids. It ensures that the final rinse is crystal clear.
And don’t underestimate the importance of water softening.
“As soon as soap hits hard water it stops working,” Ed explains. “when you take a shower in very hard water you notice that it doesn’t lather up. We aim for zero hardness, which makes the soap 100-percent effective. In a touchless wash, you are relying completely on your soap and water because there are no brushes.”
While many car washes charge extra for drying and an undercarriage wash, both are included on all washes at Strongsville Superwash, which offers four washes, ranging from $10 to $14. They all begin with a high-pressure water blast from the Gatling Gunners that contain sixteen rotating oscillating nozzles reeminscent of the old time rotating machine guns.
“I am the only one in Northeast Ohio that has the Gatling Gunners,” Ed says. “when you drive in you can feel power.”
Options include real Carnauba wax (not synthetic alternatives) and a new product called “HOT GLOSS”, which keeps your car cleaner longer by bonding to the paint surface.
“Real Carnauba wax brings out the shine of the paint, and HOT GLOSS enhances and seals it,” Ed says.
Strongsville Superwash offers a loyalty card program that features volume discounts and is reloadable online at www.StrongsvilleSuperwash.com. “They make great gift cards for any occasion,” Ed suggests.
Or better yet, get one for yourself, darling.