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Cen-Cal Car Wash

Cen-Cal Car Wash


In an era, rich in so many things to do in one day, it's helpful to have local businesses that will do the same thorough job at something you would do for yourself. An example is Cen-Cal Car Wash, located just minutes from Highway 99. How is it that I can make such a confident statement about a car wash business? Here's why. Cen-Cal Car Wash is the only place in Turlock that will hand-wash your car's exterior and detail the interior as well. Read on to learn more about this great way to make your vehicle look its best.

Machines Can't Do This

Cen-Cal Car Wash handles car washing the old-fashioned way. While there are advantages and disadvantages to various options for washing your car, experts agree that hand washing is the best way to go. There are a few reasons for that. The first is the attention to detail. Hand washing a car allows dirt to be spotted and removed from every nook and cranny. Automated car washes just can't do that, even with the most sophisticated equipment. That's why at Cen-Cal Car Wash, the motto is "Machines can't do this."

Of course, hand-washing decreases the need for harsh chemicals as the human effort part of the deal allows for a gentler wash. And, of course, there's the reduction of body damage. A hand wash is less likely to damage your car's mirrors, antennas, or other protruding parts. Hand washing includes hand-drying, which leaves no water spots behind to create mineral deposits and spotting. And finally, hand-washing services allow you to have a customized experience. You can share your knowledge of trouble spots or concerns with the attendant.

A Sparkling Clean Car and Sparkling Great Deal

A saying goes, "Do what you love for a living, and you'll never have to work a day in your life." You can tell someone providing a service loves what they do because the work is done well and the experience has a positive vibe. Cal-Cen Car Wash is owned by someone passionate about making cars look their best. Owner Chris Karam originally went into the mobile car detailing business because of his desire to do what he loves, and he is also very good at making cars shine. In 2019, his business was so popular that he decided to open his first brick-and-mortar site in downtown Turlock.

Cen-Cal Car Wash

Maintaining a five-star rating in a business with over 20 employees means consistently providing excellent service in all aspects of the service offered. Not only is Cal-Cen Car Wash located where customers can leave their car and shop or dine without effort, but a very comfortable waiting area is also attached to the car wash shop. But that's only all that's great about Cen Cal Car Wash! Chris and his wife, Tiffany, are dedicated to being great community participants. For the third year in a row, they've had a Halloween Truck and Treat Meet with Valley Vibes. They also host an annual car wash toy drive, gathering donations for Toys for Tots. For each vehicle donating a new toy, there's a free hand wash for their car!

In addition to giving back to their community, the Karams provide what their customers ask for. Consistently, customers requested a monthly membership with a fixed monthly price for unlimited car washes. The Karams added that to their services. There are specials for specific days of the week that customers can take advantage of, and due to popular demand, there is now a second location in the neighboring town of Hilmar.

Great Car Wash at Affordable Prices

When you first drive up to Cen-Cal Car Wash, you may say, “Wait a minute, I was under the impression this is a hand-washing situation.” Don't let the size of the shop fool you. The first step to getting your car washed by hand is getting it wet completely by driving through an automatic shower. From there, your car will continue on the tracks until it is outside and ready for the hand-washing and detailing part of the experience.

Another thing you'll notice is that the prices are competitive with those found in traditional automatic car wash services. When you buy a monthly subscription, the cost decreases per wash, and you still get the same beautiful results each time. The next time you want a clean car without breaking the bank or breaking a sweat, go to Cen-Cal Car Wash; you’ll be glad you did.

Turlock Self Storage

There's something satisfying about driving a freshly cleaned car. It falls into the same satisfaction category as having a fresh haircut or picking up clothes from the dry cleaners. It's a fresh start that's simple and manageable. As your neighborhood self-storage facility, Turlock Self Storage knows all about fresh starts. Many of our customers are new to our community, so we like to recommend where to find other excellent services in the great community of Turlock. Please visit our newly opened, state-of-the-art self-storage facility and share your favorite places to eat, shop, and have fun. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Cen-Cal Car Wash
2301 Fulkerth Road
Turlock, CA 95308
(209) 417-8195
Hours of operation: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Sunday.

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528 Dianne Dr. Turlock, CA 95380


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