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DC Area Small Business Offers Shutdown Relief With a $5 Car Wash

WOODBRIDGE, Va., Oct. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- While the government shutdown has unfortunately arrived, one local business is taking action to assist their community to give back. The Smart Car Wash, located in Woodbridge, VA is a family run business that senses the pinch. "Our community has a high concentration of military and federal government families. We felt the anxiety coming and wanted to be ready," said Suzanne Behrens, co-founder of The Smart Car Wash.

So this week, The Smart Car Wash slashed their prices in half, and launched a "Shutdown Relief" initiative.  The Smart Car Wash is offering a $5 express exterior car wash through their state-of-the-art wash tunnel, throughout the shutdown. The normal price for this wash is $10.

The owners had an employee sign-flipper advertising this offer on Minnieville Road and within minutes new cars turned in. "I need shutdown relief!" said one customer to the owner. He had been furloughed and appreciated the help. "I was surprised to see him smile, but that alone made it worth the effort" said Behrens.

The car wash is also offering a 10% discount off all their unlimited car wash plans, normally reserved for military families and veterans. "We are all in this together and want to do our part to help support our government workers."

About The Smart Car Wash

Built in 2010, The Smart Car Wash is the nation's first LEED certified flex serve car wash, and the only eco-friendly wash in Northern Virginia area. The Smart Car Wash has incorporated green technologies into every part of the business such as the recycling plant which recycles all the wash and rain water collected on site. Additionally, the building receives natural light and 100% of energy comes from wind turbines, reducing energy consumption.  All chemicals used are biodegradable, saving rivers and bays.  These "green" technologies save money on energy consumption and other utilities, and those savings are passed on to customers as evident by the lowest prices in the area. The Smart Car Wash offers a unique unlimited wash program, for a low monthly fee, customers can wash as often as they want. The Smart Car Wash is dedicated to supporting our military through discount programs and they take pride in working with the community for good causes, making fundraising opportunities available. The Smart Car Wash helps to keep environment clean and provide a good value to customers at the same time.

Media Contact:
Suzanne Behrens, Owner
301-580-8858
[email protected]

SOURCE The Smart Car Wash

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