Locally built Mint Car Wash opens on southside

The third Mint Car Wash location opens earlier this year at 302 Commercial Dr. in Savannah.
The third Mint Car Wash in the Savannah market, and the first to be built by a local construction company is open for business on the southside.

The location is 302 Commercial Dr. near the corner of Hodgson Memorial Drive and was built by the Dewitt Tilton Group, a local commercial and industrial construction company.

“The challenge of a building like this, which is so unlike typical retail or commercial establishments, is one we welcome,” said Chris Tilton, president of Dewitt Tilton Group. “To see it opening is what I love about commercial construction.”

The new car wash location is an exterior express car wash, offering the Mint Car Wash signature “Full Minty” wash package that includes 21 separate cleaners, sealants and waxes. “It’s a great location right there by the mall,” Tilton said. “They’re booming.”

click to enlarge The third Mint Car Wash location opens earlier this year at 302 Commercial Dr. in Savannah. - PHOTO COURTESY OF DEWITT TILTON GROUP
Photo courtesy of Dewitt Tilton Group
The third Mint Car Wash location opens earlier this year at 302 Commercial Dr. in Savannah.
Their monthly Unlimited Wash Club membership option is available and is honored at all locations. Customers choose a service option, ride through the wash tunnel, and are free to use the self-service interior cleaning stations with vacuum, compressed air, microfiber towels and cleaning products for glass and other surfaces.

Car wash buildings require special construction techniques, including a foundational slab thicker than that of a typical retail outlet, with properly placed trenches and drains to allow for water runoff, Tilton said. Intricate systems of plumbing and wiring need to be considered to create a satisfying customer experience. The Dewitt Tilton Group happily accepted the challenge.

“It’s just a great feeling to see a business open up, hire staff, and offer a service that customers want and appreciate,” Tilton said. “We’ll never tire of being part of that.”

click to enlarge The third Mint Car Wash location is seen after dark at 302 Commercial Dr. in Savannah. - PHOTO COURTESY OF DEWITT TILTON GROUP
Photo courtesy of Dewitt Tilton Group
The third Mint Car Wash location is seen after dark at 302 Commercial Dr. in Savannah.
The other locations are at 10000 Abercorn and on Whitemarsh Island.

Tilton said the group is starting work on another car wash this week.

“It’s exciting; it’s one of our niches now,” Tilton said.

To view a video of the completed car wash in action visit, youtube.com/watch?v=Eghxcqhg66A or visit the new location and take the traditional car wash video for social media yourself while your vehicle is being cleaned.

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