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Tommy’s Express Car Wash touts itself as a facility providing a fast cleanup while also protecting the environment. Photo by Collette Orquiz

Getting quality car washes has never been faster, according to Nicolaas Blom, franchise owner of Tommy’s Express Car Wash.

Vehicles are cleaned in three minute using minimal water amounts, keeping conservation in mind.

“It’s just a different way to wash cars. It’s a process that’s been thought out over years and years to make it more efficient and quicker,” Blom said.

Opened last spring at 23202 U.S. 281 North, it’s the company’s seventh location nationwide and received a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification.

The designation signifies Tommy’s utilizes “green” features including energy-efficient wash systems, LED lighting and clear roofs for natural sunlight.

Services include hot wax, ultraviolet protection, wheel cleaning, tire gloss, underbody flush, a spot-free rinse and free vacuums with dual hoses under a sun canopy. Vending machines dispense cleaning supplies.

“When you have a clean vehicle, you feel better,” Blom said.

There are four wash packages with varying treatments.

“We can fit anything from Corvettes to duallys (trucks with dual wheels on the axle) — anything can go through there. Everybody pays the same price,” Blom said.

Customers may join the Tommy Club and pay one monthly price for unlimited care; the app can be downloaded from Google Play or the App Store.

Patrons with questions or concerns can always talk to the cashier.

“If you’re not satisfied for any reason, you’re welcome to go back through again,” Blom said.

Hours are 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.


TOMMY’S EXPRESS CAR WASH

23202 U.S. 281 North

For more, call 210-971-6890 or visit tommys-express.com/san-antonio.

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