Preston’s Premier Car Wash Celebrates Birthday

Pristine Car Wash are celebrating their 6th birthday later this month by hosting a big discount weekend on February 29th and March 1st.

The car wash originally opened it’s doors back in February 2014 and is the brainchild of Dan McLaughlin and Craig Halsall. Dan regularly drove past the site that now houses their successful business and was convinced that the duo should give things a go.

Looking back on the past 6 years, Louise Pratt, who manages the car wash, said; “Unlike many other car washes, Pristine makes sure all their staff comply with Health & Safety regulations. We use quality products and trade only with AutoSmart chemicals, while making sure everyone is fully insured and well-trained. There’s “On Site” refreshments and catering available for customers.”

Louise recalls their opening weekend; “It was amazing. The build-up to Pristine opening was a good few months, we literally placed a sign outside saying “£4 Car Wash” and there were people queueing all the way down Leyland Road.” Pristine Car Wash later expanded into Pristine AutoCare, a service centre with fully qualified MOT testers.

During their second year of trading, Pristine Car Wash took part in a charity fundraiser called Paint Penwortham Pink. Organised by Linda Baldwin, the campaign raised much-needed funds for breast cancer awareness and ran through the month of October 2015. The campaign was a light-hearted one and involved local businesses in Penwortham putting pink signs and pink banners up to support the cause, with Pristine holding pink bra’s up alongside their opening sign. However, a short time later, Pristine’s pink bras were stolen by an intrigued member of the public which led to worldwide headlines from DailyMail, American newspapers and Australian TV channels.

Pristine also made the headlines when they announced their Lancashire Mind fundraiser in the wake of the death of Paul Fletcher in September 2019. Working collaboratively with Preston Hub, Lancashire Mind and the Fletcher family, the overall campaign raised an astonishing £19,000 for male mental health.

Pristine Car Wash’s regular contributions to charity have been noticed by the community, and their efforts to #SupportLocal have been universally acknowledged, so much that a TV production company selected Pristine to shoot a TV documentary at called Drag SOS. Several members of the team enjoyed the appearance of drag queens and posed for photos/selfies afterwards.

Standing alone from other car washes in the county, Pristine’s contribution to charity has been noticeable in the local community. Their 6th birthday falls later this month.

Louise added; “Celebrating our 6th birthday later this month, we’ve decided that we’re going to be the ones giving you a present. On February 29th and March 1st, we’re hosting a big discount weekend with up to 50% off our prices. Take a look at our Facebook page for more details.”


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