Construction Begins on New Auto Spa Express Location In Frederick, Maryland

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The Auto Spa Express on Buckeystown Pike (Rt. 85) will offer ultra modern car wash experience in Spring 2019

WLR Automotive Group, Inc. announced that groundbreaking on the company’s newest location, The Frederick Auto Spa Express - Rt. 85 on Buckeystown Pike, officially began July 19. The new location is slated to open in Spring 2019 and marks the company's 20th store location opening. In addition to express car wash locations, WLR Automotive Group includes vehicle maintenance centers (The Lube Center), full-service car washes (The Auto Spa), and repair facilities (The Auto Repair).

The new Auto Spa Express is located at 5718 Buckeystown Pike (Rt. 85), directly across the street from The Lube Center, a full-service car maintenance and oil change destination also managed by WLR Automotive Group.

“We are thrilled to open our second Auto Spa Express location that will feature some of the most innovative car wash equipment in the country,” said Randall S. Simpson, President and CEO of WLR Automotive Group. “We look forward to introducing the Frederick community to our unique, state-of-the-art express car wash experience.”

The Auto Spa Express in Frederick will offer the most convenient and economic facility to keep any vehicle looking sharp. This location will offer four different Wash Packages, including Super, Deluxe, Standard and Basic. Each wash package has the option of an Unlimited Monthly Membership complete with a VIP Members-Only Express Lane.

The new location will include a 110-foot-long tunnel that can wash up to 200 vehicles per hour, drastically reducing customer wait time. In addition, this location has the most up-to-date features in the car wash industry, with free vacuums, clear roof design and LED lighting.

The Auto Spa Express in Frederick will be hiring new employees, including a manager, assistant manager, and more than five additional employee positions. WLR Automotive Group will be rapidly expanding, opening additional Auto Spa Express locations throughout Maryland and Pennsylvania, including a second location in Frederick along the Route 26 corridor.

Simpson added, “We would like to thank the following individuals and organizations for making this new location a reality: Ken Voelker, FAMJJCAR WASH, LLC, Holland Construction, Bruce Winter from FSG Capital, Bruce Dean from Linowes and Blocher, LLP, and Terra Solutions.”

About WLR Automotive Group, Inc. WLR Automotive Group Inc. has been headquartered in Frederick, Maryland since 1987. The company operates 11 vehicle maintenance centers (The Lube Center) throughout Maryland and Pennsylvania, as well as five car washes (The Auto Spa), one express car wash (The Auto Spa Express) and two repair facilities (The Auto Repair). The company serves more than 600,000 customers each year and is committed to offering the highest quality service and providing an exceptional experience for customers. For more information about the WLR businesses, visit

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