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Start Fresh this Summer with a Self-Service Car Wash

Ever thought about going through a self-service car wash but never had the time or patience? Spring cleaning may begin indoors, but, as the weather warms, take that energy and bring it outside to get a hands-on cleaning of your vehicle. We have everything you need to treat your vehicle to the fine wash that it deserves. There is no greater feeling than a clean vehicle, so start out your summer right by treating your vehicle to a full-body wash with the level of attention and care that only you can provide.

Quality over all

Have a single smudge that has been bothering you since winter started? Down to your last nerve with salt stains? With our self-service car wash you will find only the highest quality cleaning products that are sure to do the job. Blast grime with our booms and wands that will leave your vehicle looking brand new.

Attention to detail

Only you know where the roughest spots on your vehicle are, so why not take matters into your own hands and get to cleaning? With our tools and your eye, you can be sure to knock out all those bothersome blemishes on your vehicle’s appearance.

Revitalize your spirits

As the temperature finally rises and the long, bitter cold of winter fades, the draw to finally spend time outside reaches its peak. So, treat yourself by using a self-service car wash, and enjoy the refreshing feeling of cleaning your vehicle. Feel the pride of knowing that your vehicle looks the way it does because of the work that you yourself put into it.

At Clean Getaway Car Wash we offer service that is sure to satisfy. Locally owned and operated for over 40 years, we have the experience to give you the best experience possible. If you’re looking for the best car wash service, look no further.

Seven Auto Body Paint Issues and Ways to Prevent Them from Your Kalamazoo Auto Detail Center

Dirt & dust

If dust, dirt, or other contaminants become mixed with the paint it may be visible after the paint dries. To avoid dirt or dust being mixed with your paint, make sure that the tools and equipment you use are clean and free of contaminants.


Bleeding is when you can see the initial paint job through a new coat of automotive paint. An easy and necessary way to prevent this from happening is ensuring that the vehicle is completely clean before you begin applying the new coat of paint.

Fish eyes

Fish eyes, or small paint bubbles, are a common issue when it comes to auto body paint. There are special tools that’s primary purpose is to ensure fish eyes are prevented. These tools along with ensuring a clean surface and draining your air compressor and regulator daily are ways to prevent fish eyes.

Orange peel

When paint droplets form evenly on your car’s surface resembling the peel of an orange, this is called orange peel. Using proper spray gun techniques, painting in ideal conditions, and allowing proper time in between each coat.

Running & sagging paint

Running and sagging paint happens when the paint applies is either too thick or too runny. You should always make sure to use the right amount of paint thinner, paint under ideal conditions, and allow for each coat to dry completely before applying another quote.

Popping solvent

When solvents become trapped within the paint finish, blisters are often created. As with many of the other issues we have covered, the painting surface should be properly cleaned, paint should be applied according to instructions, and each coat should be completely dry before applying the next quote.

Making sure your paint is properly applied and visiting your Kalamazoo auto detail center are great ways to keep your vehicle looking great.


Clean Getaway Car Wash & Express Interior Auto Detailing

375 Mall Drive | Portage, MI 49024
(269) 329-1132

Car Wash Hours

Monday – Saturday: 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Sunday: 8:00 a.m – 6:00 p.m.

Express Interior Hours

Tuesday – Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  (Hours may vary)
No Express Interior Services on Sunday or Monday

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We accept cash – credit – debit at all locations