Xtreme Car Wash opened for business on June 15 in Mathews. A grand opening celebration, featuring food for all and free car washes to lucky patrons, was held Saturday.
Located at Hyco Corner in the Court House, the car wash is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Owner Billy Cook Jr. of Glebe said the car wash has four service bays: three are self-service wash bays and one is an automatic wash. The automatic wash includes a multi-step wash/wax process, including a special rocker unit to clean tires and rims.
Later this summer, Cook said he plans to begin selling car care products.
Xtreme is a family-run operation. Cook’s son, Collin, is the assistant manager. Collin, 16, is a rising junior at Mathews High school and plays on the school’s varsity baseball team.
Another son, James, 14, a rising freshman at MHS, also helps part-time at the car wash. Cook’s wife, Sue, handles the books for the business.
Cook has some familiarity with car washes, having...
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