Chris Beggs was direct and to the point when asked about his draw to the newly-remodeled Quick Clean Car Wash in Lee’s Summit.
The car wash at 910 E. Langsford Rd. partially opened in May, offering self-service bays and vacuums while their automatic washing express tunnels remain under construction.
“It’s nice that you can vacuum for free,” Beggs, a Lee’s Summit resident, said July 28. “It’s a good draw. It’s nice. It’s good for Lee’s Summit and for the city. The fact that you can vacuum here for free, that’s nice.”
The draw is no gimmick said part owner Chad Morley of Lee’s Summit. A state-of-the-art car wash facility, Morley said what he and business partner Bob Brown envisioned as a sixth-month rebuilding project has turned into a newly year-long endeavor.
“It’s a different concept and a new idea. Hopefully it’s all going to work,” Morley said before adding, “from start to end it will be right at a year and we thought it would be six months.”
Quick Clean originally opened in 1986. The self-service bays remain albeit remodeled, and the express tunnels were added on from the ground up. Self-service prices begin at $1, and when you purchase $5 or more time you get a few extra minutes free. Once the express tunnels are opened at the end of August prices will range from $7 to $18 depending on the service Morley said.
“This (express tunnels) has the capability of doing 150 cars an hour,” he said. “The most we could do previously was 36 an hour.”
With a new building for automatic washing tunnels, expanded self-service bays and a free vacuuming option, customers from all areas of the metro have already descended on Lee’s Summit.
“I live in Kansas City but I come out here because it’s a nicer car wash and has free vacuuming,” said Sam Bradley. “It’s nice.”