Car Wash

happy_mainWashing cars is our main specialty, available at eight different locations, all specializing in their own specific means of delivering you a perfectly clean car and more:

FULL SERVICE WASHES – This is the Full Flagstop experience, offering you everything from basic washes to full detailing, Quick Lube, and even Pet Wash stations.  Our Full Service Wash locations are everything you could hope for, and then some!

EXPRESS WASHES – Featuring everything from state-of-the-art automatic washes for your car’s exterior, to cleaning supplies and free vacuums for your car’s interior.  With everything obtainable to you, our Express Wash locations will have your car sparkling in no time!

SELF SERVICE WASH – With 25 bays and counting, our self-service washes give you all the tools you need to make your car spotless.

PROFESSIONAL DETAILING – Our cleaning professionals will take your car and detail everything, big or small, in every nook and cranny to get your car looking as close as possible to the day it rolled off the assembly line.


Environmental Awareness

Flagstop Car Wash and Quick Lube strives to be environmentally friendly and has achieved Blue Coral® Beyond Green certification. Blue Coral® Beyond Green is the car wash industry’s new premier sustainability program introduced by Ecolab Vehicle Care and is an innovative, powerful program helping to transform the car wash industry, educate consumers and set the benchmark for environmentally preferred wash operations across North America.

Flagstop sought this certification out of a desire to ‘do the right thing’ and show that it is possible to get the same clean shiny car while using products that are better for the environment.

Blue Coral® Beyond Green is “Hard on dirt. Easy on earth” and is aimed at helping assure regulatory compliance among car wash operators, as well as addressing the car wash consumer’s desire for environmentally preferred options. Wash quality remains as high as ever, and with these solutions Flagstop is among the car wash industry leaders that promote and support environmentally preferred solutions.


Frequently Asked Questions

Why choose Flagstop Car Wash?
Experience, dedication, and service. Flagstop Car Wash and Quick Lube has been serving the Richmond/Tri-Cities area for over 33 years. We provide the most up-to-date equipment and a well-trained staff of professionals. We care about our communities and the environment, and have received “Green” certification for our sustainability programs.

How often should I wash my vehicle?
Weekly is preferred. Washing your vehicle at least once a week will ensure that your vehicles surfaces are being properly cared for and will protect and enhance the beauty of your finish.

Will the “brushes” in the wash scratch my vehicle?
No. Flagstop only uses soft cloth and foam to clean your vehicle. The cloth and foam is continually rinsed with fresh water during the wash process.

How can I tell if my vehicle needs waxing?
Clear coat paints make it more difficult to determine when your vehicle needs waxing. It may need attention far sooner than its appearance would indicate. When in doubt, there are two simple tests to try to determine when your vehicle needs waxing: First, wad a clean, dry terry cloth, and rub it along a clean upper surface of your vehicle’s hood or trunk. If you hear squeaking, that’s a sure sign that the vehicle needs waxing. Second, run your fingertips along the upper surfaces of your vehicles hood and trunk. If you detect rough spots or feel drag, you also know your vehicle needs waxing.

What is acid rain?
When rain or snow falls it captures environmental pollutants from factory, automobile and truck exhaust. The sun heats and evaporates the water but leaves behind concentrated acid spots which cannot be removed. Prevention is the key here. Keep a good coat of wax on the finish and wash your car, especially after a rain or snowstorm.

Will the wax/protectants from the wash streak the outside of my windows?
When rain or snow falls it captures environmental pollutants from factory, automobile and truck exhaust. The sun heats and evaporates the water but leaves behind concentrated acid spots which cannot be removed. Prevention is the key here. Keep a good coat of wax on the finish and wash your car, especially after a rain or snowstorm.