Old on the outside, new on the inside

Jan 14 2010 - 10:24am

"The building is old, but the carwash itself is new and state-of-the-art," said Bobby Day, 75th Logistics Readiness Squadron Transportation supervisor.

The carwash facility for government vehicles, Building 10922, was recently renovated with all new automated car washing machines and will be re-opened for use by Jan. 25. The new machines replaced "antiquated equipment" that was more than 25 years old, Day said.

The new automated system will require a vindicator card for operation, which will be distributed to each government vehicle and, now, General Services Administration vehicle, by each organization's Vehicle Control officer.

"Besides the machines, the other part of this renovation that is new is the fact that GSA vehicles are now allowed to use the carwash services," said Curt Hodson, 75th LRS Transportation supervisor.

Each card will allow one choice of carwash.

"This is not like the carwash facilities off-base that have different levels of wash choices," Day said. "Each car has the same wash choice available."

The facility can accommodate sedans, trucks and any utility vehicle less than 94 inches tall and 94 inches wide.

There are also two hand-wash bays that will be open in the summer and one indoor hand-wash bay that will be open only during the winter. The vacuum bay was also renovated with new equipment.

The facility will be open seven days a week from 6:30 a.m. until 11:30 p.m. It will only close during those hours if temperatures reach sub-zero, Day said.

"This renovation was done to accommodate all business vehicles on base and make the maintenance of these vehicles more convenient," he added. "Not only does frequent cleaning help the vehicles last longer, but it also provides a more presentable image of the organization."

Day requests that questions about the new facility be directed to himself, at (801) 775-2310, or to Hodson at (801) 586-2415.

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