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Save Yourself from the Cold with a Quality Auto Car Wash

We’ve finally started hitting the low temperatures of winter, and Clean Getaway is here to help you stay warm with a quality auto car wash in Kalamazoo. Winter can be harsh on our cars, but, here in the Midwest, it’s also harsh on our bodies when windchills reach the low negatives. If your car is accumulating salt from the slush on roadways and is in need of a wash, keep yourself comfortable with Clean Getaway.

Soft water in winter

At Clean Getaway Car Wash, we use soft water at each of our locations to make sure your car gets the best wash while you roll through. While you sit in the warmth of your vehicle in our auto car wash, you know that your car is getting the best wash possible with our soft water. That coupled with reverse osmosis to wash and rinse your vehicle will leave your car spotless.

Protection in winter

With both our Kalamazoo and Portage locations have the option of wax along with your wash to make sure that rust doesn’t affect your car too badly during the winter months. You see it all the time with vehicles in the Midwest that have been driving on snowy, salted roads, and you can avoid the bottom rust from hitting your car too hard by keeping up with wash and waxing at a quality car wash.

Ultimate care

Clean Getaway’s KL/Drake location offers the option of a touchless car wash for the best possible safe wash for your vehicle. Cleaning around and under your car without any risk of scratching involved, a touchless wash guarantees your vehicle a spotless wash without any fear.

Owned and operated for over 40 years, Clean Getaway Car Wash is the best soft water auto car wash for you to stay warm in this winter.

Safe Winter Driving Tips from Clean Getaway Auto Detail Center in Kalamazoo

At Clean Getaway Auto Detail Center in Kalamazoo, we care greatly about the safety and well-being of our customers. So, we wanted to provide some safety tips for driving this winter. This early winter left many people feeling unprepared for the dangerous driving conditions that come with the accumulation of ice and snow on our roads. While there are some obvious tips that include reducing your speed and giving yourself plenty of room to stop safely, in this post, we will discuss a few of the things that may get overlooked when it comes to driving in winter.

Check your vehicle

No one wants to be stranded in the cold because of a broken-down vehicle. Having your vehicle checked by a mechanic can help you to find any issues before they become a major problem. Besides general maintenance, you should make sure that your:

  • Wiper blades are in good condition
  • Antifreeze and window-washer fluid is full
  • Tires are properly inflated (installing snow tires is even better)
  • Battery is charged and in good condition
  • Emergency kit

Keep an emergency kit in your vehicle and make sure that it includes:

  • Blankets and warm outerwear
  • Jumper cables
  • Flashlight
  • Tow rope
  • Shovel
  • Kitty litter or sand if you need extra traction
  • Nutritious snacks and water

If you do get stuck, there are a few things you should keep in mind, including:

  • Do NOT spin your wheels. This will not get you unstuck and will just dig your tires in even more.
  • Use the shovel from your emergency kit to shovel snow and ice from around your tires and undercarriage
  • Rotate your steering wheel to help clear snow away from your front tires
  • Be patient and ease your vehicle out slowly (do not punch the gas)
  • If you’re still stuck, try rocking the vehicle by moving forward and backward

For more winter driving tips, check out AAA’s article, here.

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