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September 23 | 2022

ZIPS Car Wash Announces Expansion to Orlando

Acquisition Marks 45th site to Acquire in 2022

Plano, TX – (September 23, 2022)— ZIPS Car Wash announced today its expansion into a new market with the acquisition of six car wash locations in Orlando, FL. ZIPS acquired these sites from Wash City Car Wash in Orlando, Kissimmee, Avon Park, Lake Wales and Oviedo, Florida. The final acquisition was completed last week and adds a location in Winter Garden, FL. This transaction marks the 45th location for ZIPS to acquire in 2022 with the growing express chain now operating over 250 locations across the country.

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September 22 | 2022

ZIPS Car Wash Announces University of Georgia Multi-Year Athletics Sponsorship with LEARFIELD

Plano, TX – (September 22, 2022)— ZIPS Car Wash (zipscarwash.com) has announced its multi-year investment in the University of Georgia’s athletic programs through an extensive sponsorship agreement with LEARFIELD and is now a Proud Sponsor of the Georgia® Bulldogs®. This marks ZIPS first foray into college sports marketing and on a larger scale, represents the largest sponsorship of its kind in the growing car wash industry. ZIPS owns and operates 17 locations across Georgia and over 250 locations across 24 states.

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September 21 | 2022

ZIPS Car Wash Announces University of Tennessee Multi-Year Athletics Sponsorship with LEARFIELD

Plano, TX – (September 21, 2022)— ZIPS Car Wash (zipscarwash.com) has announced its multi-year investment in the University of Tennessee’s athletic programs through an extensive sponsorship agreement with LEARFIELD and is now a Proud Sponsor of the Tennessee Volunteers®. This marks ZIPS first foray into college sports marketing and on a larger scale, represents the largest sponsorship of its kind in the growing car wash industry. ZIPS owns and operates over 30 locations across Tennessee and over 250 locations across 24 states.

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September 20 | 2022

ZIPS Car Wash Announces University of North Carolina Multi-Year Athletics Sponsorship with LEARFIELD

Plano, TX – (September 20, 2022)— ZIPS Car Wash (zipscarwash.com) has announced its multi-year investment in the University of North Carolina athletic programs through an extensive sponsorship agreement with LEARFIELD and is now a Proud Partner of  Carolina Athletics. This marks ZIPS first foray into college sports marketing and on a larger scale, represents the largest sponsorship of its kind in the growing car wash industry. ZIPS owns and operates over 30 locations across North Carolina and over 250 locations across 24 states.

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September 16 | 2022

ZIPS Car Wash Acquires Tommy Terrific’s Locations to Expand Dallas-Fort Worth Footprint

Plano, TX – (September 16, 2022)— ZIPS Car Wash (www.zipscarwash.com) announced today the acquisition of two locations in Dallas, TX, from Tommy Terrific’s Car Wash, expanding the growing chain to over 20 locations in the metro area. ZIPS, headquartered in Plano, TX, operates over 250 locations across the country.

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August 31 | 2022

ZIPS Car Wash Announces University of Kentucky® Multi-Year Athletics Sponsorship with JMI Sports

Plano, TX – (August 31, 2022)— ZIPS Car Wash (zipscarwash.com) has announced its multi-year investment in the University of Kentucky® athletic programs through an extensive sponsorship agreement with JMIS and is now the "Official Car Wash of the Kentucky Wildcats™.”  ZIPS Car Wash recently moved into the university’s backyard and is proud to support the local team at their eight locations in Lexington. ZIPS owns and operates 18 locations across Kentucky, and over 250 locations across 24 states.

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August 29 | 2022

ZIPS Car Wash Announces University of Arkansas Razorbacks® Multi-Year Athletics Sponsorship with LEARFIELD

Plano, TX – (August 29, 2022)— ZIPS Car Wash (zipscarwash.com) has announced its multi-year investment in the University of Arkansas® athletic programs through an extensive sponsorship agreement with LEARFIELD and is now a Proud Sponsor of the Arkansas Razorbacks®. This marks ZIPS first foray into college sports marketing and on a larger scale, represents the largest sponsorship of its kind in the growing car wash industry. ZIPS has targeted the University of Arkansas as a nod to the brand’s roots, where they opened their first two stores in 2004. ZIPS now owns and operates 16 locations across Northwest Arkansas and Little Rock, and over 250 locations across 24 states.

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August 12 | 2022

ZIPS Car Wash Launches Industry First, Multi-Year Collegiate Sports Sponsorship with LEARFIELD

Plano, TX – (August 9, 2022)— ZIPS Car Wash (zipscarwash.com) has announced its multi-year investment in 13 collegiate athletic programs through an extensive sponsorship agreement with LEARFIELD. This marks ZIPS first foray into college sports marketing and represents the largest sponsorship of its kind in the growing car wash industry. ZIPS’ most highly concentrated markets of its 250 locations are in the southeast, where it has targeted the sponsorship most heavily.

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August 09 | 2022

Learfield And Zips Car Wash Announce First Multi-School, Co-Branded NIL Campaign

A new multi-year sponsorship agreement by Zips Car Wash through Learfield with 13 collegiate athletic programs marks a couple of firsts. It’s Zips—which owns 250 stores across 24 states—first foray into college sports marketing and represents the largest sponsorship of its kind in the car wash industry.

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August 01 | 2022

ZIPS Expands in Virginia, North Carolina

Plano, TX – (August 1, 2022)— ZIPS Car Wash announced today the acquisition of five car wash locations from Lightning McClean Car Wash in Virginia and North Carolina. ZIPS newest locations were acquired in late May and are being fully integrated into the ZIPS brand so customers can enjoy the convenience of ZIPS’ 245 locations, online management of unlimited club memberships, as well as, ZIPS Z5X Ceramics, free towels, free surface cleaner and free turbo vacuum systems.

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July 27 | 2022

Gene Dinkens: Ensuring the Aggressive Growth of ZIPS Car Wash

Gene Dinkens was promoted to CEO of ZIPS Car Wash in October of 2021. This year, because of his exemplary leadership and support from the growing ZIPS team, the company is in a great position to continue the aggressive growth track that it has already been on for several years. With Dinkens’ leadership, ZIPS can “truly shine” in their efforts to be the best express car wash chain in the country.

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July 21 | 2022

ZIPS Car Wash Opens New Prototype in Missouri

Webb City, MO – (July 21, 2022)— ZIPS Car Wash (www.zipscarwash.com) announced today the Grand Opening of its new prototype car wash in Webb City, Missouri. Located at 1309 S. Madison Street.  This new wash design improves brand visibility and combines state-of-the-art technology in the tunnel system with an enhanced driver flow and expanded self-serve detailing center to deliver an improved customer experience.

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July 07 | 2022

ZIPS Grows to 16 Car Washes in Georgia

Plano, TX – (July 5, 2022)— ZIPS Car Wash (www.zipscarwash.com) announced today its recent growth in Georgia with a single-site acquisition from Elements Car Wash in Milledgeville, Georgia. ZIPS’ aggressive growth in Georgia in 2022 has included the acquisition of seven locations in the north central region of the state in the first half of the year. ZIPS now operates 70 locations in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina and over 240 locations across the country.

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June 14 | 2022

ZIPS Car Wash Moves into Savannah

Plano, TX – (June 14, 2022)— ZIPS Car Wash (www.zipscarwash.com) announced today the acquisition of three express car wash sites from Mint Car Wash with locations in Savannah, Georgia. These are the first sites to be owned and operated by ZIPS in Savannah. ZIPS Car Wash currently operates 16 stores across the state of Georgia.

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June 09 | 2022

ZIPS Expands in Indiana

Plano, TX – (June 9, 2022)— ZIPS Car Wash (www.zipscarwash.com) announced today the single site acquisition from Jasper Express Car Wash in Jasper, Indiana. ZIPS currently operates one additional car wash in Indiana, just north of Louisville, KY and 11 stores in the Louisville area.

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June 02 | 2022

ZIPS Expands to Become Largest Express Car Wash Chain in South Carolina

Plano, TX – (June 2, 2022)— ZIPS Car Wash (www.zipscarwash.com) announced today the acquisition of the four Islands Car Wash locations in the Hilton Head, South Carolina market, making ZIPS the largest express-only chain in the state. ZIPS now owns and operates 20 locations across South Carolina. This announcement comes on the heels of the company’s recent growth announcement from January of this year, where ZIPS announced they hold the same status in North Carolina.

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May 24 | 2022

ZIPS Car Wash and Arkansas Travelers Partner for 2022 Season

Little Rock, AR – (May 24, 2022)— ZIPS Car Wash (www.zipscarwash.com) announced today its partnership with the Arkansas Travelers to support America’s favorite pastime and the state capital’s minor league baseball team. At every home game, ZIPS will seek out the “Dirtiest Car in the Parking Lot” and award the winner a free Get It All Ceramics Wash, valid at any of the eight ZIPS Car Wash locations in greater Little Rock.

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May 04 | 2022

ZIPS Car Wash Partners with Lori’s Gifts to Honor Healthcare

Plano, TX – (May 4, 2022)— ZIPS Car Wash (www.zipscarwash.com) is celebrating National Nurses Week and National Hospital Week with Lori’s Gifts at 30 of their gift shops in healthcare facilities across the country. From free washes for nurses to discounts and giveaways for all healthcare heroes, ZIPS and Lori’s Gifts are partnering for the first time to recognize the care and support healthcare workers provide.

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April 21 | 2022

ZIPS Car Wash Continues Atlanta Metro expansion with Acquisition of Fast Trac

Plano, TX – (April 21, 2022)— ZIPS Car Wash (www.zipscarwash.com) announced today the second acquisition of a Fast Trac Car Wash location, now in Rockmart, Georgia. With this acquisition, ZIPS Car Wash now owns and operates 12 locations across north Georgia and over 230 locations across the country.

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April 11 | 2022

ZIPS Car Wash Offers Tax Day $5 Wash Deal

Plano, TX – (April 11, 2022)— ZIPS Car Wash (www.zipscarwash.com) is celebrating Tax Day with a $5 wash deal.  Zips Wash & Dry car wash will be offered at $5, an almost 50% savings from the everyday price.  This price break is available all day on Tax Day, Monday, April 18 and Tuesday, April 19 (for those needing an extension) at participating locations with wash code 8297. ZIPS Car Wash owns and operates 230+ locations across 22 states.

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March 31 | 2022

ZIPS Car Wash Acquires Fire Station Express

Plano, TX – (March 31, 2022)— ZIPS Car Wash (www.zipscarwash.com) announced today the single-site acquisition of Fire Station Express Car Wash in Watkinsville, Georgia. With this acquisition, ZIPS Car Wash now owns and operates 12 locations across north Georgia and over 230 locations across the country.

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March 28 | 2022

ZIPS Car Wash Launches Member Portal, Celebrates National Car Wash Day

Plano, TX – (March 28, 2022)— ZIPS Car Wash (www.zipscarwash.com) announced today the launch of the ZIPSme Portal, an added benefit for its Unlimited Wash Club Members, in celebration of National Car Wash Day. The ZIPSme Portal is an online tool found on zipscarwash.com to give ZIPS customers exclusive access to manage their account, received insider news on new locations and services, and receive additional perks.

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March 25 | 2022

Industry Leader: Gene Dinkens, CEO, Zips Car Wash

WASH TRENDS MAGAZINE -- "The ZIPS story is a growth story. We came from such humble beginnings with just two stores, and we grew by rolling up our sleeves to focus on our washes, taking some calculated risks, and trusting our process. We have good scale, reach, and resources to make an even greater impact as we go forward," said Gene Dinkens, CEO. 

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March 15 | 2022

ZIPS Car Wash Goes Green for St. Patrick’s Day

Plano, TX – (March 15, 2022)— ZIPS Car Wash (zipscarwash.com) announced today that participating stores will be going green for St. Patrick’s Day with a tunnel light show filled with shades of green, exclusively on Thursday, March 17, 2022. In addition, the express car wash chain will be offering $10 off its best car wash package with wash code 1722 at participating locations. ZIPS Car Wash operates over 230 locations in 22 states with more growth projected for 2022.

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January 28 | 2022

MARKET FOCUS: ZIPS CAR WASH ANNOUNCES ‘AMERICA’S DIRTIEST CAR’ SWEEPSTAKES WINNER

PLANO, Texas — ZIPS Car Wash announced the grand prize winner of its “America’s Dirtiest Car” Sweepstakes, the first national sweepstakes of its kind in the carwash industry, according to a press release.

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January 20 | 2022

ZIPS Car Wash Acquires Rocket Express Car Wash

ZIPS Car Wash announces the acquisition of Rocket Express Car Wash, a 5-store mega car wash chain based in Idaho and Utah. This acquisition brings ZIPS into the Mountain West and marks the first step of their plan for rapid and wide-spread expansion into western markets.

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January 20 | 2022

ZIPS CAR WASH EXPANDS IN KENTUCKY

PLANO, Texas — ZIPS Car Wash announced the recent growth of its express carwash chain in Kentucky with the acquisition of eight Time to Shine Car Wash locations in Lexington, according to a press release.

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January 19 | 2022

ZIPS Car Wash Becomes One of the Largest Express Car Wash Chains in North Carolina

PLANO, Texas --ZIPS Car Wash announced today two single site acquisitions from Heroes Car Wash in Holly Springs, NC, and from Rocket Wash Express in Goldsboro, NC. ZIPS now operates 32 locations across North Carolina, becoming one of the largest, privately-held express car wash operators in the state. ZIPS now operates more than 225 express car washes across 22 states.

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December 22 | 2021

ZIPS Car Wash moves into Minnesota with Four Seasons acquisition

PLANO, Texas — ZIPS Car Wash announced the acquisition of Four Seasons Car Wash in Minnesota, according to a press release. This acquisition is ZIPS first entry into Minnesota and marks the brand’s northern-most carwash location

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December 06 | 2021

TOP 50 U.S. CONVEYOR CHAIN LIST

Each year, the editors of this publication compile and publish a list of the leading conveyorized carwash operators, ranked by their number of locations. In the pages ahead, you will find the 2021 Top 50 U.S. Conveyor Chain List as well as reactions and predictions from some industry leaders. 

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December 02 | 2021

Zips Car Wash acquires Fast Lane

ZIPS Car Wash recently announced the growth of its express carwash chain in the Dallas-Fort Worth with the acquisition of Fast Lane Car Wash. This two-site acquisition brings ZIPS to 11 stores across DFW.

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December 02 | 2021

ZIPS CAR WASH WELCOMES NEW CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER

PLANO, Texas — ZIPS Car Wash announces Mark Youngworth as its chief marketing officer (CMO), according to a company press release. As CMO, Youngworth will oversee all customer support, marketing and branding efforts for the growing business.

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November 01 | 2021

ZIPS Car Wash and Operation Homefront Partner to Support Military Families

ZIPS Car Wash (www.zipscarwash.com) is launching a new partnership with Operation Homefront, a national nonprofit serving America's military families. From November 1-11, Zips seeks to raise $10,000 to support Operation Homefront's mission to build strong, stable, and secure military families so they can thrive – not simply struggle to get by – in the communities they've worked so hard to protect.

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