Warmer Weather Heats Up Mobile Car Washes

Published 02/13 2014 04:49PM

Updated 02/13 2014 08:45PM

LUBBOCK, TX--- For the last several weeks, the freezing weather put a stop to a lot of car washes. 
But now, thanks to the weather, the car wash business is about to heat up.
And water run off remains one more concern for this industry and having to conserve water. 

"We're seeing a lot more people getting washes because of the snow and the salt and all the grime that gets on the vehicles," says Mr. Magic Mobile Detailers owner Kevin Moore. 
He says he is glad to see the sun out again for a while. 

"Its great to be outside. It feels good, I'm starting to thaw out."

Now that its warming up, his mobile car washing business is picking up quick, already having bookings through next week. 

Colder weather means he doesn't need as many people working, but as it heats up he'll need more. 
"Now that spring is on the way I'm hoping we'll start picking up with 4 to 6 people by summer time." 

His trucks can carry up to 225 gallons of water to wash cars with but try to use as little as 5  gallons per car. 
Kevin moore says the soap he uses for the mobile car wash is environmentally safe.
And his business is registered with the city  following all water use rules the city has in place.  

"Any mobile that's here that's running as a business they're supposed to get a registration sticker... I pay them to be able to wash out here."

But with the city still in stage one water restrictions, Moore does what he can to conserve water he uses. 

"Well I try to use as least as possible because the water is the life blood of the business. I can't wash it if I have no water. So we try to use the minimal amount of water that we can." 

Mr. Magic Detailers still keeps business going when its colder outside, they just take a few more precautions on how they use water on the cars. 

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