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Wash Your Motorcycle with the Best Auto Wash in Kalamazoo

There’s no better time to ride your motorcycle than summer, but after being on the road, you’ll need to stop in to the best auto wash in Kalamazoo. Clean Getaway’s self-service car wash in Kalamazoo is great for cleaning your motorcycle after a long road trip. If you love riding your bike, then do it the service of a quality cleaning at the best wash in Kalamazoo.

Use the best equipment

When you come to the best car wash in Kalamazoo, you get to use the best equipment and facilities. All our materials and bays are properly maintained so you are sure to have a superior experience every time that you come to Clean Getaway. With our self-service bays, you can use the best equipment around, all while staying cool in the summer heat.

Better for your bike

While you are getting the best equipment, you also get the best way to wash your motorcycle when you come to the Kalamazoo Clean Getaway location. One of our bays has a handheld self-service Air Shammee that blow dries all the hard-to-reach locations of your motorcycle. With the best cleaning equipment, chemicals, and specialized tools, there’s no better place to clean and dry your motorcycle.

Soft water washes best

Even if you don’t visit our Kalamazoo location, Clean Getaway offers your bike the best wash possible with soft water. The soft water at all our locations is gentle on your motorcycle, so you can be sure that your vehicle gets clean in the most efficient and gentle way possible.

Owned and operated for 40 years, Clean Getaway Car Wash gives you the best rinse and wash possible for your vehicles. With locations in both Kalamazoo and Portage, Clean Getaway is never too far away to offer a top-of-the-line automatic and self-service car wash services.

Your Kalamazoo Auto Detail Center Discusses Hazards to Your Vehicle’s Paint

While everyone who owns a vehicle is aware of, and has experienced, the hazards discussed below most people don’t know that they can cause lasting damage to a vehicle’s paint. In this post, Clean Getaway Auto Detail Center in Kalamazoo discusses common hazards to a vehicle’s paint.

Common Hazards

Tree byproducts

There are a lot of tree byproducts that can cause damage to your vehicle’s paint. Eastern cottonwood trees, for example, drop sticky seeds that stick to everything. Tree sap can also cause a lot of problems with your vehicle’s paint. The sap acts almost like glue and can damage your wax and paint. Do not let sap sit on your vehicle too long – instead remove it safely with tar remover or clay bar. Be sure to follow up with a wax to protect your vehicle further.


Beyond collecting on your windshield, obstructing your vision, and making your vehicle look bad, insects can actually damage your paint because of the acid they contain.


An overfilled tank or mishandling the nozzle can cause gasoline to get on your vehicle’s paint which may cause a stain. If you notice that you have spilled any gasoline, wipe it away so the stain does not become permanent.

Bird poop

While everyone can agree that bird poop on your vehicle is unattractive, it can also cause damage to your paint if it is not removed. It’s important to be careful when removing the bird droppings, though. There are often seeds or other abrasive materials that can scratch your paint.

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