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We can not believe June is here.  This is usually the ramping up for our busy summer season, but BOY HOWDY May was a busy month for us!  It was aMAYzing!

That crazy “dirt rain” in the middle of May that left Chico’s cars a mess was great for business and we were so lucky to have so many awesome and patient customers.  The lines were stacked for both the Feathertouch and Touchless automatic car washes with an average of 6 to 8 cars in line for each! The five hand bays also drew a crowd with a 3 car line up at times throughout the 3 days of mass cleaning.  Although the traffic through our little family owned car wash was great, the best part was meeting all our wonderful customers!

For those 3 days we stayed close by; usually directing traffic, explaining the differences in friction and touch-free automatic washes and just chit-chatting with our customers.  We have such a diverse customer base and it was so fun getting to know each and everyone of them.  We got to share lunch with business people on their lunch breaks; who grabbed their food and waited in “the line” with us.  We got to enjoy “play time” with mothers and their beautiful children; who love the colorful foams and smells of the drive-thru car washes.  We also got to treat our little furry friends; we have treats for all the doggies (big or small) if you see one of us on the premises – grab a snack for your pet!

I guess we really just wanted to say thank you to our aMAYzing customers! We appreciate every single one of you and we are so lucky to serve you all!


Folks waiting for the Hand Bays


Folks waiting for the Automatics; Feathertouch and Touchless


Upcoming Local Events

There are a few upcoming, local events that we’ve had the privilege to sponsor this year and we would like to encourage you to check them out. 

On March 24th, Notre Dame School will be holding their Annual Spring Gala Auction at Butte Creek Country Club.  Notre Dame School will be celebrating their 30th anniversary of their Spring Gala.  This event is a major fundraiser for the school and has grown to be a social tradition in Chico.  At the event there will be a dinner and auction where we have provided a car wash basket that is full of car care goodies, tokens and an ExpressKEY. Many other prizes will be raffled off to support the school.  As a direct result of the previous Spring Gala Auction’s the school has been able to provide scholarships for qualifying families, a new technology lab, an art program, and a new updated reading program. If you’re interested in tickets or donating contact Notre Dame School at 342-2502 for more information.

Also on March 24th, California Deer Association – Chico Chapter will be holding their Annual Banquet and Auction at the Elks Lodge in Chico.  This event is one of the premier events in Northern California where there is a guarantee to be great food, fun with friends, and an opportunity to support California deer herds and wildlife.  This year California Car Wash is proud to contribute to this event by providing car wash buckets where three lucky winners will receive T-shirts, car care products and an ExpressKEY to use around the facility.  If you would like to contribute or are interested in attending the event you can contact Margo at 530-345-7296.

On April 13th, the Tehama Firefighters Burn & Benevolent Fund will be holding an a benefit dinner at Rolling Hills Casino for Jake Whitlock.  Jake is a seasonal firefighter who was diagnosed with a brain tumor.  The tumor has affected Jake’s ability to work and it is anticipated that the family will endure severe financial hardship.  At the dinner there will be great raffle prizes, an excellent dinner, refreshments and an evening of al around fun.  California Car Wash will be donating a car wash basket to the event where a lucky winner will be presented with car care items and car wash tokens.  If you are interested in donating or attending contact Kent at 530-938-2322.

On May 5th, the Active Chico 20/30 International will be holding their 6th Annual Margarita Mix-Off at The Manzanita Place.  There will be lots of fun at this event including: a Margarita Tasting Contest, a Catered Taco Bar, a Complimentary Beer bar, DJ and Dancing, a Photo Booth, Door Prizes, and a Silent Auction. The Active Chico 20/30 International’s goal is to improve the quality of life for the children in our local community through fundraising and hands-on events, while developing leadership skills, and have fun in the process! This is one of their great events  that helps them achieve their goal in supporting our community.  California Car Wash is supporting the event by donating a car wash basket full of goodies.  If you are interested in attending the event, donating to the event or joining their team click here to visit their website. 

We are proud to sponsor these local events and hope that you’re able to check them out!

Community Support

California Car Wash has supported a variety of fundraisers, programs and associations since its opening in 2006. Here are a list of some of the folks we support within the community:

  • American Red Cross – Disaster Action Team, Chico (2012)
  • California Deer Assocaition, Chico Chapter – Annual Banquet & Auction (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012)
  • Chico Active 20/30 – Annual Margarita Mix-Off (2011, 2012)
  • Chico High School – Athletics (2012)
  • Corning Jr. Rodeo Association – Jr. Rodeo (2009, 2010, 2011)
  • Corning Union High School – Field Hockey (2010)
  • Corning Union High School – Golf Tournament (2011)
  • End of Frost Season Dinner – Annual Dinner (2009, 2010, 2011)
  • For the Love of Angie Fundraiser – For the Love of Angie Dinner & Raffle (2011)
  • Go Big Skinny Memorial Fund – Dinner & Raffle (2011)
  • Kin Prostate -Fight Gone Bad (2008)
  • Notre Dame School – Spring Gala Auction (2007, 2012)
  • Pleasant Valley High School – Athletics (2010, 2011, 2012)
  • Silver Dollar Fair -Junior Livestock Auction (2007)
  • St. Jude Children’s Hospital– (2007)
  • Tehama Firefighters Burn & Benevolent Fund – Annual Crab Feed (2012)
  • Tehama Firefighters Burn & Benevolent Fund – Jake Whitlock Benefit Dinner & Raffle (2012)
  • Tucker Mesker Memorial – Annual Softball Tournament and Raffle (2010, 2011)
  • Valley Oak Children’s Services – Annual White Linen Affair (2011) 
  • Westside Little League, Chico – 2010 Season (2010)
  • Work Training Center – Annual Turkey Dinner & Raffle (2011)