Dear Valued Guests,
I wanted to reach out to you regarding the ongoing situation in the country with the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Minnesota has issued a “Stay at Home” order. Following the lead from other states that have put similar measures in place, we feel that we will be allowed to operate as an Essential Business as an Automotive Repair and Maintenance facility.
On March 19, 2020, Homeland Security issued a memorandum identified as “Automotive Repair and Maintenance Facilities” as having an essential critical infrastructure workforce. Car Wash is classified under NAICS code 8111 (Automotive Repair and Maintenance).
Many states and officials believe that car washing operations provide a basic cleaning and sanitizing service that is essential to the health and safety of the general population. There is a continuing need for automotive owners to keep their vehicles clean and safe. Uber, Lyft, Taxi drivers, and Police Officers (in particular), have a continuing need to keep their vehicles clean and safe. People transporting the elderly; people assisting as volunteers or paid staff for non-profits offering essential services; people delivering goods and food; Police Officers in their course of duty, all need to maintain a safe environment. Basic wash and auto maintenance services and exterior cleaning services are valuable to the general public, and keep our employees working with a paycheck coming in to support their families and help the economy. Our car wash and quick lube, allow little to no person-to-person interaction, as you can stay in the safety of your own car.
It is imperative to wash your car regularly to maintain the sanitary condition of your vehicle, more so now than ever before. Our locations in particular, are a great way for you and your family to get out of your house and enjoy a cool light show and a great car wash experience, without ever having to leave your vehicle or interact with other people directly. Our Unlimited Customers, especially, never have to worry about opening their windows to transact a wash and can simply enter via their RFID tag, pull onto the conveyor, and let the car wash do the rest. For those of you that are otherwise sitting at home with your families, we hope you will consider washing your car more often than normal to keep it sanitary and clean, but even if it’s just to get out of the house for a while to maintain your sanity and take your mind off the situation for a while. Remember… A Clean Car Feels Good!!
Gilmore Ave Car Wash & Quick Lube and E-Z Car Wash of Winona locations intend on staying open for business to serve our guests.
PLEASE, if you don’t feel well, stay home. Our employees have all been instructed to do the same.