Q: Is the Lightning Clean Car Wash open to the public?

A: Yes

Q: What is the maximum height of a vehicle”

A: 7 feet 2 inches or 86 inches

Q: What is the maximum length of a vehicle?

A: Lightning will wash a vehicle that is a crew cab long wheel base pickup or smaller

Q: Can you wash dually pickups?

A: Yes, Lightning Clean uses sonar technology that measures your vehicle and washes around dually fenders.

Q: Do I need an appointment?

A: No, there is no appointment needed.  It is first come, first served.

Q: When is Lightning Clean Car Wash open?

A: Rain or shine we are open 24/7.  There may be a closure during extreme freezing weather.

Q: How do the free vacuums work?

A: Upon selecting your wash package, the kiosk issues one or two
tokens that work for 5 minutes a piece. If there are other people
waiting to use the vacuums, please limit your time to 10 minutes.
If there is no one waiting, you may pay for additional minutes at
the vacuum station.

Q: Do you take credit cards?

A: Yes, we take all major credit and debit cards, including cards with chips.

Q: Is it safe to wash my convertible?

A: Yes, please make sure the roof is properly latched.

Q: Do I need to remove trailer hitches?

A: If you are washing a long wheel base crew cab pickup, we advise removing the trailer hitch.

Q: How long should my car wash take?

A: This depends on what plan you purchase, but generally, it takes 4 – 5 minutes.

Q: How often should I wash my car?

A: Our customers should wash their vehicles any time they are dirty.  Dirt can work into the paint and deteriorates the surface of the paint.  There are many types of pollutants in road dirt.  Insect residue, bird droppings and environmental pollutants can damage your vehicle’s paint and should be washed off quickly.

Q: What is the danger of washing my car at home?

A: Rags and sponges used in driveway washing inevitably become impregnated with tiny particles of grit and can scratch your vehicle’s surface.  Furthermore, garden hoses typically have inadequate water pressure to remove all the soap film, letting it ‘bake’ into the finish and work its way into the paint for days afterward.  In fact, professional studies have shown that a driveway car wash is one of the worst things that can happen to a car’s factory paint job.

Q: Why is Lightning Clean better for the environment?

A: Since storm drains are not a part of the wastewater system, materials emptied into them do not go to wastewater treatment facilities. Driveway car washing not only introduces chemicals from soaps and detergents into the water system, it also loosens toxic particles that have accumulated on your car, such as lead, phosphates, motor oil, asphalt, and antifreeze and releases them directly into our streams and lakes.