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Katie Murphree, CFO
February 21 | 2024

ZIPS Car Wash Promotes Katie Murphree to Chief Financial Officer

Plano, TX – (February 21, 2024) – ZIPS Car Wash announced today its newest executive leadership team member, Katie Murphree, as Chief Financial Officer. Murphree is being promoted from Senior Vice President of Financial Planning and Analysis to CFO after nearly two years of dedicated work with the express car wash chain. Murphree will use her more than 30 years of extensive training as a CPA and financial leadership experience to oversee the ZIPS finance team.

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RJ Davis UNC Men's Basketball
February 20 | 2024

RJ Davis Featured in ZIPS “Car Wash Convos™”

Chapel Hill, NC – (February 20, 2024)— ZIPS Car Wash (zipscarwash.com) revealed its latest episode of “Car Wash Convos™” today featuring RJ Davis, senior point guard on the University of North Carolina Men’s Basketball team and Tar Heel fan favorite. RJ is interviewed by former UNC student-athlete Kaitlyn Schmidt, who returns for Season 2 as ZIPS’ host of “Car Wash Convos™”. Kaitlyn recently graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill with a bachelor’s degree in media and journalism and takes fans on a fun journey through ZIPS Car Wash in Holly Springs, NC, to learn a little more about RJ and his off the court persona.

“RJ has such a fun and relaxed personality, and it really shines in his episode,” said Rebecca Latacz, Chief Marketing Officer, ZIPS Car Wash. “We’re proud to partner with someone who is such a strong leader on his team, a favorite of fans all over the country and someone who pursues excellence in all of his endeavors,” she added. 

Davis is one of the top scoring guards in Carolina Basketball history. He has moved into the top 15 in all-time scoring and is third in three-pointers by a Tar Heel, is UNC’s all-time leader and ranks in the top 10 in ACC history in free throw shooting and leads the ACC in scoring this season.

He helped lead the 2022 Tar Heels to the Final Four, was Carolina’s co-MVP in 2023, is the only Tar Heel to ever have 10 or more assists in one NCAA Tournament game and score 30 points in the next and holds the UNC record for most consecutive games making multiple three-point field goals (currently 23 games).

Davis is a top candidate for All-America, ACC and National Player-of-the-Year honors.

“ZIPS is a great partner because we both have a drive for innovation, strive for excellence, and have fun along the way. I’m proud and excited to have Tar Heel Nation represented in this unique approach to NIL,” said RJ Davis. 

 

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Shay Holle, University of Texas
February 13 | 2024

Season 2 of “Car Wash Convos™” Features Texas Women’s Basketball Guard Shay Holle

Austin, TX – (February 13, 2024)— ZIPS “Car Wash Convos™” is back in Austin this week with another engaging episode featuring Texas Longhorns Women’s Basketball guard, Shay Holle. Shay’s episode was filmed alongside Texas alum and Car Wash Convos™ host, Ray Villareal, during a car wash at ZIPS in Austin and was released today on YouTube and Instagram.

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February 13 | 2024

Show Your Vehicle Some Love this Valentine’s Day

Plano, TX – (February 13, 2024) – Protecting your vehicle during the coldest months of the year can mean extending the life of one of your largest investments. And even if Punxsutawney Phil says spring is coming early, ZIPS Car Wash, the largest privately held express car wash chain in the nation, suggests showing your vehicle some love right now, too. Ensure it survives the winter weather and comes out looking and working great in the spring, by following these suggestions from our experts.

  • Promptly remove road salt and post-winter weather grime from your vehicles exterior and underbody.
  • As spring approaches, be sure to clean the exterior and interior of your vehicle to keep out common allergens.
  • Even if you don’t live in a climate with harsh winters, salt and sandy beaches can be harmful to your paint job, so be sure to clean the exterior of your vehicle frequently.

 

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Jayden Hardaway, University of Memphis
February 06 | 2024

ZIPS Features Jayden Hardaway, Memphis Tigers Guard, in “Car Wash Convos™”

Memphis, TN – (February 6, 2024) — ZIPS Car Wash (zipscarwash.com) unveiled its latest episode of “Car Wash Convos™” today featuring Jayden Hardaway, University of Memphis Guard.  Jayden is interviewed alongside host Sydney Neely, Memphis Tigers In-Arena Host, as he rides through his local ZIPS Car Wash. “Car Wash Convos™” is ZIPS video interview-based approach to name, image, and likeness (NIL) and in this episode Jayden unveils his favorite artists, his hobbies, and his POV on aliens.  

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January 31 | 2024

University of Tennessee Women’s Basketball Guard Tess Darby Featured in ZIPS “Car Wash Convos™”

Knoxville, TN – (January 31, 2024)— ZIPS Car Wash (zipscarwash.com) revealed its latest “Car Wash Convos™” episode featuring Tess Darby, Guard for the Tennessee Lady Volunteers basketball team, today on YouTube. Tess dialogues with former Tennessee student-athlete Kenzie Couch who returns for Season 2 as ZIPS’ host of the popular series. As Tess rides shotgun, she shares about her studies abroad, her pre-game playlist and what it’s like to play on a team with her sibling as they experience a car wash at ZIPS in Knoxville.

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Brock Cunningham, University of Texas Men's Basketball Forward
January 30 | 2024

Season 2 of “Car Wash Convos™” Features Texas Men’s Basketball Forward Brock Cunningham

Austin, TX – (January 30, 2024)— ZIPS “Car Wash Convos™” is back in Austin this week with another ride-along interview featuring Texas Longhorns Men’s Basketball forward, Brock Cunningham. The popular series allows college sports fans to catch a glimpse into Brock’s off-the-court life through ZIPS’ video interview-based approach to name, image, and likeness (NIL). Brock’s episode was filmed with his host, Texas alum, Ray Villareal, during a car wash at ZIPS in Austin and was released today on YouTube and Instagram.

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January 09 | 2024

Georgia Bulldogs Jabri Abdur-Rahim Leads the ZIPS Winter Roster of “Car Wash Convos™” Student-Athletes

Athens, Georgia – (January 9, 2024) — ZIPS Car Wash (zipscarwash.com) launches its Winter Roster of student-athletes for Season 2 of “Car Wash Convos™” as conference play for basketball season begins by first featuring Jabri Abdur-Rahim, senior shooting guard for the University of Georgia men’s basketball team.  “Car Wash Convos™” is ZIPS video interview-based approach to name, image, and likeness (NIL). Season 1 of the series garnered over 4 million impressions and more than 2 million video views.

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December 19 | 2023

ZIPS Features Razorback® Landon Jackson in Car Wash Convos™

Fayetteville, AR – (Dec. 19, 2023)— ZIPS Car Wash (zipscarwash.com) released today its video interview-based approach to NIL, Car Wash Convos™, featuring University of Arkansas Razorbacks’ Defensive End Landon Jackson. Landon’s episode gives fans a glimpse into his off the field persona, as he is interviewed during a ride through ZIPS Car Wash in Fayetteville about his favorite guilty pleasure snack, his career highs, Arkansas winters and more with Host Taliyah Brooks, University of Arkansas alumni and track & field star for the Razorbacks.  

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December 12 | 2023

University of Tennessee Wide Receiver Squirrel White Featured in ZIPS “Car Wash Convos™”

Knoxville, TN – (December 12, 2023)— ZIPS Car Wash (zipscarwash.com) revealed its latest “Car Wash Convos™” episode featuring Squirrel White, Sophomore Wide Receiver for the Tennessee Volunteers today on YouTube. Squirrel is interviewed by former Tennessee student-athlete Kenzie Couch who returns for Season 2 as ZIPS’ host of the popular series. Squirrel rides shotgun and shares his pregame playlist, how he got his nickname and more as they experience a car wash at ZIPS in Knoxville.

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December 07 | 2023

University of North Carolina Tar Heel Samantha Meza is First Female Student-Athlete to be Highlighted in Season 2 of “Car Wash Convos™”

Chapel Hill, NC – (December 7, 2023)— ZIPS Car Wash (zipscarwash.com) revealed its latest “Car Wash Convos™” episode today featuring the first female student-athlete of Season 2, Samantha Meza, senior midfielder on the University of North Carolina women’s soccer team. Sam is interviewed by former UNC student-athlete Kaitlyn Schmidt, who returns for Season 2 as ZIPS’ host of “Car Wash Convos™”. Kaitlyn recently graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill with a bachelor’s degree in media and journalism and takes fans on a fun journey through ZIPS Car Wash in Holly Springs, NC, to learn a little more about Sam’s off the field persona.

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Cooper Mays Car Wash Convos
December 05 | 2023

University of Tennessee Offensive Lineman Cooper Mays Takes a Ride through ZIPS Car Wash

Knoxville, TN – (December 5, 2023)— ZIPS Car Wash (zipscarwash.com) revealed its latest “Car Wash Convos™” episode featuring Cooper Mays, Senior Offensive Lineman for the Tennessee Volunteers today on YouTube. Cooper is interviewed by former Tennessee student-athlete Kenzie Couch who returns for Season 2 as ZIPS host of “Car Wash Convos™”. Kenzie hits the line with Cooper to find out his take on the best barbeque, his uniform preferences and who he’s choosing to go up against on the field, all as they experience a car wash at ZIPS in Knoxville.

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Marcus Rosemy-Jacksaint
November 28 | 2023

ZIPS Features Georgia® Bulldogs® Wide Receiver Marcus Rosemy-Jacksaint in Episode 3 of “Car Wash Convos™”

Athens, Georgia – (November 28, 2023) — ZIPS Car Wash (zipscarwash.com) unveiled its third episode of “Car Wash Convos™” today featuring Marcus Rosemy-Jacksaint, University of Georgia Wide Receiver.  ZIPS latest episode is the first of two episodes to feature University of Georgia student-athletes and highlights Marcus’ life off the field. Topics of discussion as he rides shotgun through the Watkinsville ZIPS include his music preferences, life on the practice field and more. “Car Wash Convos™” is ZIPS video interview-based approach to name, image, and likeness (NIL) and in this episode Marcus is interviewed by Bulldog Alumni Dona Traylor. 

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November 21 | 2023

ZIPS Features Joel Williams, Memphis Tigers Defensive Back, in “Car Wash Convos™”

Memphis, TN – (November 21, 2023) — ZIPS Car Wash (zipscarwash.com) unveiled its latest episode of “Car Wash Convos™” today featuring Joel Williams, University of Memphis Defensive Back.  This is the first of four episodes to feature Memphis Tiger student-athletes and highlights Joel’s life off the field. Topics of discussion as he rides through his local ZIPS include where he gets his athletic drive, his gumbo preferences, and how he’s settling into life in Memphis. “Car Wash Convos™” is ZIPS video interview-based approach to name, image, and likeness (NIL) and in this episode Joel rides shotgun to his host, Sydney Neely, Memphis Tigers In-Arena Host.

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November 20 | 2023

ZIPS Car Wash Welcomes New Chief Marketing Officer

Plano, TX – (November 20, 2023) – ZIPS Car Wash welcomes Rebecca Latacz as its new chief marketing officer (CMO).  Latacz will be responsible for brand and promotional strategy, and helping the chain expand its digital and membership platforms. 

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November 14 | 2023

Season 2 of “Car Wash Convos™” Launches as ZIPS Car Wash Announces its Fall Roster of Featured Student-Athletes

Plano, TX – (November 14, 2023)— ZIPS “Car Wash Convos™” is back for Season 2, allowing college sports fans to “ride along” for a personality-driven video interview taking place during a ZIPS Car Wash experience in college towns across the country. Episode 1 features Ja’Tavion Sanders, Tight End for the Texas Longhorns and was released today on YouTube.

 "I'm thrilled to partner with ZIPS Car Wash to bring 'Car Wash Convos™' to Longhorn Nation for Season 2. This series gives Longhorns fans a unique opportunity to get to know the real me beyond the football field,” said Ja’Tavion Sanders, Texas Longhorns Tight End.

The ZIPS Season 2 Roster was secured through a collaboration between LEARFIELD’s National Partnership Team and Opendorse.  The athletes selected include 22 male and female student-athletes from the University of Arkansas, University of Georgia, University of Memphis, University of North Carolina, University of Tennessee, and The University of Texas and each episode gives fans a glimpse into their likes and dislikes, their opinions on local fare, life on the practice field and more. 

 “Our Fall Roster is an exceptional mix of student-athletes representing football and soccer from some of the biggest college sports programs in the nation and it has been an honor for us to host these athletes at our car wash locations and include them in ‘Car Wash Convos™’ Season 2,” said Mark Youngworth, COO of ZIPS Car Wash. “Fans will have the opportunity to really get to know these student-athletes with unique Q&A sessions compiled by LEARFIELD Studios, the creative engine behind our series,” he added.

 

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November 09 | 2023

ZIPS Supports Veterans Welcome Home Resource Center

Myrtle Beach, SC (November 9, 2023)— ZIPS Car Wash (www.zipscarwash.com) is proud to support local veterans and active military as we honor their dedication and service this week on Veterans Day. ZIPS will offer a FREE Premier car wash to all United States veterans and active military personnel this Saturday, November 11.  Honorees can visit any participating ZIPS location and enter wash code 1123 to redeem the offer on Saturday at its nine Myrtle Beach locations or any of the 280 participating locations across the country.

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November 09 | 2023

ZIPS Supports Memphis-based Alpha Omega Veterans Services this Veterans Day

Memphis, TN (November 9, 2023)— ZIPS Car Wash (www.zipscarwash.com) is proud to support local veterans and active military as we honor their dedication and service this week on Veterans Day. ZIPS will offer a FREE Premier car wash to all United States veterans and active military personnel this Saturday, November 11.  Honorees can visit any participating ZIPS location and enter wash code 1123 to redeem the offer on Saturday at any of the nine Memphis locations or at over 280 participating locations across the country. ZIPS Car Wash showed its local support of veterans this week with a donation to Alpha Omega Veterans Services.

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November 08 | 2023

ZIPS Supports McKinney’s Warrior’s Keep this Veterans Day

McKinney, TX (November 8, 2023)— ZIPS Car Wash (www.zipscarwash.com) is proud to support local veterans and active military as we honor their dedication and service this week on Veterans Day. ZIPS will offer a FREE Premier car wash to all United States veterans and active military personnel this Saturday, November 11.  Honorees can visit any participating ZIPS location and enter wash code 1123 to redeem the offer on Saturday at over 20 participating locations in DFW and 280 participating locations across the country. ZIPS Car Wash showed its local support of veterans this week with a donation to Warrior’s Keep, a 501(C)(3) tax exempt non-profit organization based in McKinney, whose mission is to unite, empower and enhance the quality of life for veterans with the use of Outdoor Therapy.

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ZIPS Fargo Donation to Veterans Honor Flight
November 08 | 2023

ZIPS Supports Veterans Honor Flight of Fargo this Veterans Day

Fargo, ND (November 8, 2023)— ZIPS Car Wash (www.zipscarwash.com) is proud to support local veterans and active military as we honor their dedication and service this week on Veterans Day. ZIPS will offer a FREE Premier car wash to all United States veterans and active military personnel this Saturday, November 11.  Honorees can visit any participating ZIPS location and enter wash code 1123 to redeem the offer on Saturday at over 280 participating locations across the country. ZIPS Car Wash showed its local support of veterans this week with a donation to Veterans Honor Flight, based in Fargo, a 501c3 non-profit, volunteer-lead organization that takes veterans to Washington, DC, free of charge, to visit the memorials built in their honor.  

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November 07 | 2023

ZIPS Supports Patriot Assistance Dogs this Veterans Day

Detroit Lakes, MN (November 7, 2023)— ZIPS Car Wash (www.zipscarwash.com) is proud to support local veterans and active military as we honor their dedication and service this week on Veterans Day. ZIPS will offer a FREE Premier car wash to all United States veterans and active military personnel this Saturday, November 11.  Honorees can visit any participating ZIPS location and enter wash code 1123 to redeem the offer on Saturday at any of the 280 participating locations across the country. ZIPS Car Wash showed its local support of veterans this week with a donation to Patriot Assistance Dogs.

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November 07 | 2023

ZIPS Supports Combat Impact Outdoors this Veterans Day

Alamogordo, NM (November 7, 2023)— ZIPS Car Wash (www.zipscarwash.com) is proud to support local veterans and active military as we honor their dedication and service this week on Veterans Day. ZIPS will offer a FREE Premier car wash to all United States veterans and active military personnel this Saturday, November 11.  Honorees can visit any participating ZIPS location and enter wash code 1123 to redeem the offer on Saturday at over 280 participating locations across the country. ZIPS Car Wash showed its local support of veterans this week with a donation to Combat Impact Outdoors, an Alamogordo based organization. Combat Impact Outdoors is dedicated to helping combat veterans by providing cost free opportunities to experience the great outdoors as a form of therapy to aid in the improvement of mental health and well-being.

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November 07 | 2023

ZIPS Car Wash Honors Veterans with FREE Premier Car Wash

Plano, TX (November 7, 2023)— ZIPS Car Wash (www.zipscarwash.com) will offer a FREE Premier car wash to all United States veterans and active military personnel this Saturday, November 11, Veterans Day. Veterans can visit any participating ZIPS location and enter wash code 1123 to redeem the offer on Saturday at over 280 participating locations across the country.

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September 19 | 2023

ZIPS Car Wash is Recognized by Newsweek for “Best in Customer Service”

Plano, TX – (September 19, 2023)— ZIPS Car Wash (zipscarwash.com) was recognized as one of the “Best in Customer Service” in car washing in the 2024 America’s Best Customer Service rankings recently announced by Newsweek. ZIPS ranked third in the parent category “Services: Personal Services, Home Care and Maintenance.”

 

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September 12 | 2023

ZIPS Celebrates Grand Opening of 2nd Detroit Lakes Car Wash

Detroit Lakes, MN – (September 12, 2023) – ZIPS Car Wash announced today the Grand Opening of its second Detroit Lakes location at 1415 US Hwy 10 West, which now offers the brand’s newest graphene matrix, Ultra HD Glaze, available in the ZIPS Premier Wash package. ZIPS will be offering FREE Premier Washes from September 14th – 17th during ZIPS Grand Opening, plus free air fresheners while supplies last. The Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce will co-host a ribbon cutting with ZIPS at 11:30am on Thursday, September 14th at the newest location to celebrate the expansion in Detroit Lakes and honor other local organizations.

 

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September 01 | 2023

ZIPS Car Wash a Proud Sponsor of the Virginia Tech Hokies™ through Multi-Year Athletics Sponsorship with LEARFIELD

Salem, VA – (September 1, 2023)— ZIPS Car Wash (zipscarwash.com) announced today the expansion of its multi-year investment in collegiate athletics to include Virginia Tech in the 2023-2024 academic year through its continued sponsorship agreement with LEARFIELD, the media and technology company powering college sports. ZIPS is now a Proud Sponsor of the Virginia Tech Hokies™ and offers services at eight locations in Virginia and 280 locations across the country.

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August 31 | 2023

ZIPS Car Wash is now a Proud Sponsor of The Memphis Tigers through its Multi-Year Athletics Sponsorship Agreement with LEARFIELD

Memphis, TN – (August 31, 2023)— ZIPS Car Wash (zipscarwash.com) announced today the expansion of its multi-year investment in collegiate athletics to include The University of Memphis in the 2023-2024 academic year through its continued sponsorship agreement with LEARFIELD, the media and technology company powering college sports. ZIPS, along with LEARFIELD Studios, will kick off Season 2 of its innovative and engaging approach to NIL, the use of name, image, and likeness, in “Car Wash Convos™” by featuring four student-athletes from the University of Memphis in upcoming episodes. Three confirmed student-athletes to be featured this season include Joel Williams, Defensive Back for the Tigers Football team, Jayden Hardaway representing Men’s Basketball, and Madison Griggs starting guard for the Women’s Basketball team.  

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August 31 | 2023

ZIPS Car Wash is now a Proud Sponsor of Texas Athletics through its Multi-Year Sponsorship Agreement with LEARFIELD

Austin, TX – (August 31, 2023)— ZIPS Car Wash (zipscarwash.com) announced today the expansion of its multi-year investment in collegiate athletics to include The University of Texas Longhorns in the 2023-2024 athletics year through its continued sponsorship agreement with LEARFIELD, the media and technology company powering college sports. ZIPS, along with LEARFIELD Studios, will kick off Season 2 of its innovative and engaging approach to NIL, the use of name, image, and likeness, in “Car Wash Convos™” by featuring four Longhorns student-athletes, including Marilyn Nwora representing Track and Field and Shay Holle representing Women’s Basketball in upcoming episodes.

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August 29 | 2023

ZIPS Car Wash Expands Collegiate Partnerships and NIL with LEARFIELD

Plano, TX – (August 29, 2023)— ZIPS Car Wash (zipscarwash.com) announced today the expansion of its multi-year investment in collegiate athletics to 14 schools and 22 new student-athletes in the 2023-2024 academic year through its continued sponsorship agreement with LEARFIELD, the media and technology company powering college sports. As part of the program, ZIPS is now the Proud Sponsor of three new schools, including The University of Texas, Virginia Tech, and The University of Memphis. ZIPS, along with LEARFIELD Studios, will kick off Season 2 of “Car Wash Convos™”, its innovative and engaging approach to NIL, by featuring student athletes from six universities in 22 episodes to be released this academic year.

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August 24 | 2023

ZIPS Car Wash Teams Up with Manna Food Bank to Kickoff Hunger Action Month

Pensacola, FL – (August 24, 2023) – Join ZIPS Car Wash on Sunday, August 27th from 12pm to 2pm as they kick off Hunger Action Month with a food drive to support Manna Food Bank. Bring in your non-perishable food items and get your vehicle looking great with ZIPS new HD Glaze in the Premier Wash package available now at all Pensacola area locations. ZIPS will donate 50% of every car wash purchased on August 27th at ZIPS Car Wash in Pace, located at 4254 Woodbine Road. Cat Country’s Cat Pack will be on site during the event, along with local food truck, Who Cut the Cheese, making this a one stop shop for you to support your local community.

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August 23 | 2023

ZIPS Car Wash Orlando Hosts Customer Appreciation Days

Orlando, FL – (August 23, 2023) – ZIPS Car Wash recently upgraded and fully transitioned its six Orlando area locations to the ZIPS brand and is celebrating its new services, including its newest graphene product, Ultra HD Glaze, available in the new ZIPS Premier Wash package. Customers can enjoy a $5 Premier Wash (a $25 savings) with Wash Code 7020 from August 23 – 27, 2023, during ZIPS Customer Appreciation Days at any Orlando area location, plus free air fresheners while supplies last.

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July 20 | 2023

ZIPS Car Wash Now Washing in 25 States

Fargo, ND – (July 20, 2023) – ZIPS Car Wash is now serving customers in 25 states as of today with the Grand Opening of their first car wash in Fargo, North Dakota. To celebrate, ZIPS is offering its best wash, the Get It All, FREE July 25th – 31st at ZIPS Car Wash, 1345 25th Ave. in South Fargo. The Fargo-Moorhead-West Fargo Chamber of Commerce will co-host a Ribbon Cutting with ZIPS on Tuesday, July 25th at 11:30am at the new location, which was built within the former Kmart parking lot just off University Dr.  Froggy 99.9 will be on site with WE FEST tickets to give away from 12pm to 2pm. Customers can enjoy free car washes, ZIPS Unlimited discounts, free air fresheners and towel giveaways while supplies last, all weekend long.

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June 12 | 2023

ZIPS Offers FREE Wash Weekend at New Alamogordo Car Wash

Alamogordo, NM – (June 12, 2023) – ZIPS Car Wash is celebrating its Grand Opening in Alamogordo with the Alamogordo Center of Commerce at a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Wednesday, June 14th beginning at 12:30 p.m. at its 3399 N. White Sands Blvd. location. Customers can enjoy a FREE Get It All Wash from June 14th to June 18th at this location and join the ZIPS Unlimited for only $10 per month for the first three months of service. ZIPS Unlimited members can enjoy the added convenience of an additional Alamogordo location with easy access to express car washing in high traffic, consumer-focused areas.

 

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June 06 | 2023

ZIPS Car Wash Celebrates Grand Opening of 2nd Baxter Location

Baxter, MN – (June 6, 2023) – ZIPS Car Wash announced today the Grand Opening of their second car wash location in Baxter and to celebrate, ZIPS is offering its best wash, the Get It All for just $5 from June 8th – 11th at ZIPS Car Wash, just South of MN-210 in front of the Walmart Supercenter at 7361 Glory Road. The Brainerd Lakes Chamber of Commerce will co-host a Ribbon Cutting with ZIPS on Thursday, June 8th at 10am at the new location. Customers can enjoy discounted car washes, unlimited wash club discounts, and free giveaways while supplies last, all weekend long. Local favorite, Pit Happens Food Truck, will be on site on June 8th so you can grab a car wash and lunch on your mid-day break.

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June 05 | 2023

ZIPS Car Wash Celebrates Expansion into Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids, MN – (June 5, 2023) – ZIPS Car Wash announced today the Grand Opening of their first car wash location in Grand Rapids and to celebrate, ZIPS is offering its best wash, the Get It All for just $5 from June 7th – 11th at ZIPS Car Wash, 138 SE 29th Street, adjacent to the north of the Walmart Super Center. The Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce will co-host a Ribbon Cutting with ZIPS on Wednesday, June 7th at Noon at the new location. Customers can enjoy discounted car washes, unlimited wash club discounts, and free giveaways while supplies last, all weekend long.

 

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May 30 | 2023

ZIPS Car Wash Now Proud Partner of the Oklahoma City Dodgers

Oklahoma City, OK – (May 30, 2023) – ZIPS Car Wash announced today its investment in the Oklahoma City Dodgers as a Proud Partner of the Oklahoma City Dodgers. The sponsorship kicked off this month with the “Dirtiest Car in the Lot” contest being held during home game match ups, with the next to occur tonight against the Reno Aces. ZIPS’ Bricktown Summer Grand Slam giveaway starts now, with opportunities to win free tickets to Dodgers games all season long. Enter now at https://swee.ps/lzklKqBeY for your chance to win tickets. Oklahoma City and surrounding communities are home to 10 ZIPS Car Wash locations.

 

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May 23 | 2023

ZIPS Car Wash Offers FREE Washes for Veterans and Active Military Personnel on Memorial Day

Plano, TX – (May 23, 2023) – ZIPS Car Wash announced today its continued commitment to honor veterans and active military with a FREE Works & Wow car wash at participating ZIPS Car Wash locations across the country on Memorial Day, Monday, May 29, 2023. This initiative is part of the company’s ongoing support of veterans and active military and has included four ‘Military Monday’ car wash offers for military personnel throughout the month of May. Free Works & Wow car washes will be given with a Military ID and wash code 8451 at over 250 participating locations across the country on Memorial Day.

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May 12 | 2023

ZIPS Car Wash Opens 9th Myrtle Beach Location with FREE Washes

Myrtle Beach, SC – (May 11, 2023) – ZIPS Car Wash announced today the opening of their 9th location in Myrtle Beach, SC – a brand new facility located at 8010 North Kings Hwy. To celebrate, ZIPS is offering a free Get It All car wash all weekend from May 12th – 14th at this new location and the Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce will co-host a Ribbon Cutting with ZIPS on Friday, May 12th at 11am at the new location. Free towels and air fresheners for the first 500 customers and a chance to win tickets to the sold-out Carolina Country Music Fest are on the line during the Grand Opening Celebration. Gator 107.9 will be on site from 12pm to 2pm for customers to come enter to win tickets and the pair will be given away during the 107th minute of the remote broadcast.

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May 11 | 2023

ZIPS Releases Final Episode of Season One Car Wash Convos™ Featuring Razorback® Hannah Gammill

Fayetteville, AR – (May 11, 2023)— ZIPS Car Wash (zipscarwash.com) released today its final episode and video interview-based approach to name, image, and likeness (NIL), Car Wash Convos™, featuring Hannah Gammill, University of Arkansas® Razorbacks’ third baseman and softball star. Hannah’s episode gives fans a glimpse into her off the field persona, as she is interviewed during a ride through ZIPS Car Wash in Fayetteville discussing her pregame playlists, favorite competitor, aspirations for the season and more with Host Taliyah Brooks, former University of Arkansas® track and field student-athlete.

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May 04 | 2023

ZIPS Unveils Latest University of North Carolina® Tar Heel Student-Athlete Featured in Car Wash Convos™

Chapel Hill, NC – (May 4, 2023) — ZIPS Car Wash (zipscarwash.com) unveiled its 11th Car Wash Convos™ episode today on YouTube featuring Austin Greaser, the final University of North Carolina® student-athlete to be highlighted in the 2022-2023 academic year.  ZIPS latest episode highlights Austin’s golf career as he wraps up his senior year on the University of North Carolina® golf team.  Car Wash Convos™ is ZIPS video interview-based approach to name, image, and likeness (NIL) and in this episode fans will hear personal stories from Austin’s athletic career, what his teammates like to call him, and his infamous moment on the course alongside golf legend Tiger Woods.

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April 27 | 2023

Julia Dorsey, University of North Carolina® Tar Heel Soccer and Lacrosse Defender featured in ZIPS’ Car Wash Convos™

Raleigh, NC – (April 27, 2023) — ZIPS Car Wash (zipscarwash.com) released today its video interview-based approach to name, image, and likeness (NIL), Car Wash Convos™, featuring Julia Dorsey, University of North Carolina® Tar Heel senior defender on the Carolina soccer team. Julia is also a member of the UNC women’s lacrosse team, which won the 2022 NCAA Women’s Lacrosse National Championship. She is a member of three consecutive ACC Women’s Lacrosse championship teams and is the sixth UNC student-athlete to play for both the women's lacrosse and soccer teams.

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April 21 | 2023

ZIPS Car Wash Announces New Leadership in Business Growth and Development

PLANO, Texas (April 21, 2023) – ZIPS Car Wash has announced that David Miller has joined the executive team as Senior Vice President of New Business Development. Miller will oversee all merger and acquisition activities as well as strategic planning efforts for the growing business. 

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April 20 | 2023

ZIPS Features Razorback® Britton Wilson in Car Wash Convos™

Fayetteville, AR – (April 20, 2023)— ZIPS Car Wash (zipscarwash.com) released today its video interview-based approach to name, image, and likeness (NIL), Car Wash Convos™, featuring Britton Wilson, University of Arkansas® Razorbacks’ Track and Field sprinter-hurdler. Britton’s episode gives fans a glimpse into her off the track persona, as she is interviewed during a ride through ZIPS Car Wash about the athlete who inspires her the most, her favorite song to play to get ready for a meet and more with Host Taliyah Brooks, former University of Arkansas® track and field student-athlete.

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April 06 | 2023

Lady Vols Star Pitcher Karlyn Pickens is Featured in ZIPS’ latest Car Wash Convos™

Plano, TX – (April 6, 2023)— ZIPS Car Wash (zipscarwash.com) revealed its Car Wash Convos™ episode featuring true freshman Tennessee Lady Vols® Softball Pitcher, Karlyn Pickens, today on YouTube. Karlyn is now 3-time SEC Freshman of the Week, SEC Player of the Week and has earned a place in the Tennessee record books as she pitched her first perfect game against Appalachian State last month.

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March 17 | 2023

Wichita State Shockers and ZIPS Car Wash Team Up this Spring

Protect Your Vehicle from Pollen and Win Shocker Tickets and Merch  

Wichita, KS – (March 17, 2023) – Celebrate springtime weather and the Wichita State Shockers baseball season with the ZIPS Car Wash Shockers Super Spring Instant Win Game.  Spin the instant win prize wheel here, starting today for your chance to win up to $8,000 in prizes including Shockers home game tickets, fan merch, a gift card to ShockerLocker.com and ZIPS Car Wash gift cards. One lucky Grand Prize winner will win the Ultimate WSU Baseball Fan Experience with game tickets for the winner and nine guests, suite seats, and fan merch. 

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March 16 | 2023

Early and Increased Pollen Counts Have Drivers Covered Up

Protect Your Vehicle from Damaging Pollen with Tips from ZIPS Car Wash

Plano, TX – (March 16, 2023) – According to weather experts, pollen has arrived early and at an all-time high. What most people don’t know is what pollen can do to your vehicle’s exterior and interior if left unattended. ZIPS Car Wash has tips to help you keep your vehicle clean and protected this spring at its over 275 locations across the country, most of which are now open for summer hours from 8am to 8pm daily.

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March 07 | 2023

ZIPS Car Wash Celebrates Grand Opening with Memphis Chamber

ZIPS Continues Expansion Across Memphis with new Whitten Road Car Wash

Memphis, TN – (March 7, 2023) – ZIPS Car Wash announces today its continued commitment to the Memphis area with another Grand Opening at ZIPS 1984 Whitten Road.  To celebrate, customers across Memphis can enjoy a $5 Get It All Wash at all 9 Memphis locations from Thursday to Sunday with wash code 8127. Along with the Greater Memphis Chamber, ZIPS will host a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Friday, March 10th at 11am at 1984 Whitten Road.

 

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March 01 | 2023

Djouma Barry Joins ZIPS Car Wash as Chief Operating Officer

Plano, TX – (March 1, 2023) – ZIPS Car Wash announced today its newest Executive Team member, Djouma Barry, as Chief Operating Officer. As COO, Barry will use his extensive leadership skills in operations excellence, talent development and team building to oversee ZIPS operations, sales, facility management, training, and acquisition integration. Barry will apply his extensive expertise from years of experience with growing retailers such as Target, Gap Inc. and Lululemon to build high performing teams and manage ZIPS’ large P&L portfolio. In 2022, ZIPS acquired more than 60 new sites and now owns and operates 275 locations across 24 states under three unique car wash brands.

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February 23 | 2023

University of Tennessee Volunteers® Forward Jonas Aidoo featured in ZIPS’ latest Car Wash Convos™

Plano, TX – (February 23, 2023)— ZIPS Car Wash (zipscarwash.com) revealed its Car Wash Convos episode featuring sophomore Jonas Aidoo, Tennessee Volunteers® Basketball Forward, today on YouTube. Jonas is interviewed during a car wash at ZIPS in Knoxville by fellow student-athlete Kenzie Couch who is a senior on the UT Cheer Team pursuing a degree in Public Relations. The episode gives fans a glimpse into how Jonas prepares for game day, his ideal car accessory and more.

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February 16 | 2023

University of North Carolina® Tar Heel Forward Armando Bacot Shines Light on his Off the Court Life in ZIPS’ Car Wash Convos™

Raleigh, NC – (February 16, 2023) — ZIPS Car Wash (zipscarwash.com) released today its video interview-based approach to NIL, Car Wash Convos™, featuring Armando Bacot, University of North Carolina® Tar Heel Men’s Basketball center/power forward. Armando’s episode gives fans a glimpse into his life off the court as he’s interviewed during a ride through ZIPS Car Wash. Armando is a UNC senior currently majoring in exercise and sport science, with a focus in sports administration and a minor in business. His host, Kaitlyn Schmidt, is a member of the UNC dance team, Carolina Girls, and working toward a major in the UNC Hussman School of Journalism & Media. Join ZIPS in cheering on the Tar Heels in their upcoming matchup against in-state ACC opponent NC State this Sunday, February 19th at 12pm.

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February 15 | 2023

University of Tennessee Lady Volunteers Forward Rickea Jackson Takes a Ride through ZIPS Car Wash in the latest Car Wash Convos™ Episode

Plano, TX – (February 15, 2023)— ZIPS Car Wash (zipscarwash.com) revealed its Car Wash Convos™ episode featuring senior Rickea Jackson, Tennessee Lady Volunteers® Basketball Forward, today on YouTube. Rickea is interviewed by fellow student-athlete Kenzie Couch who is a senior on the UT Cheer Team pursuing a degree in Public Relations, as they experience a car wash at ZIPS in Knoxville. ZIPS owns and operates 20 locations across Knoxville, over 30 locations in Tennessee and over 275 locations across the country. Rickea’s video is the fourth in a series of 12 episodes that will launch this academic year.

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February 10 | 2023

ZIPS Car Wash Celebrates Expansion in Minnesota

Plano, TX – (February 10, 2023) – ZIPS Car Wash announced today its expansion in Minnesota with brand-new locations now open in Grand Rapids and Baxter. ZIPS’ prototype design for these locations was released in 2022 and these new locations are only the second and third of the updated design to open in the country. Customers can now enjoy ZIPS Unlimited services at both the 135 SE 29th Street location in Grand Rapids, just next door to Wal-Mart off S. Pokegama Ave., and at 7361 Glory Rd, also next to a Wal-Mart and less than a mile from ZIPS’ second Baxter location on Universal Road. ZIPS is open from 8am to 7pm daily.

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February 02 | 2023

Razorback® Fans Get a Glimpse into Women’s Basketball Guard Jersey Wolfenbarger’s Off the Court Life in ZIPS’ Car Wash Convos™

Fayetteville, AR – (February 2, 2023)— ZIPS Car Wash (zipscarwash.com) released today its video interview-based approach to NIL, Car Wash Convos, featuring Jersey Wolfenbarger, University of Arkansas® Razorbacks’ Women’s Basketball Forward/Guard. Jersey’s episode gives fans a glimpse into her off the court life, as she is interviewed during a ride through ZIPS Car Wash about her favorite athletes, ways she preps for game day and more with Host Taliyah Brooks, former University of Arkansas® track student-athlete. Jersey is a starting sophomore for the Razorbacks®.

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January 19 | 2023

ZIPS Car Wash Releases Car Wash Convos™ Featuring Tar Heel Fan Favorite Alyssa Ustby

Plano, TX – (January 19, 2023)— Alyssa Ustby, a guard/forward on the University of North Carolina women’s basketball team, is now featured in ZIPS Car Wash’s take on NIL, Car Wash Convos. The brand’s latest episode in its unique approach to name, image and likeness (NIL), Car Wash Convos™, features Ustby and fellow student Kaitlyn Schmidt, who is a member of the UNC dance team, Carolina Girls. Both students are working toward majors in the UNC Hussman School of Journalism & Media, and Ustby is also working toward a minor in Business Administration. ZIPS Car Wash is the Proud Partner of Carolina Athletics® and five additional LEARFIELD properties representing the largest sponsorship of its kind in the car wash industry. Join us in cheering on Alyssa tonight when the Tar Heels face Duke at 8pm ET.

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January 05 | 2023

ZIPS Car Wash Now Washing in McKinney, TX

ZIPS Now Owns and Operates 22 locations across the Dallas Metro

Plano, TX – (January 5, 2023) – ZIPS Car Wash announced today the Grand Opening and its continued commitment of growth to the Dallas Metro area with the opening of its newest location in McKinney. The construction of ZIPS’ newest location was completed last month, and customers can now enjoy over 20 Dallas metro locations, including its newest location at 6102 Stacy Road in McKinney. ZIPS is open from 8am – 7pm daily and customers with an unlimited membership at ZIPS can now enjoy this location along other ZIPS across the metro and across the country.

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December 20 | 2022

ZIPS Car Wash Releases Car Wash Convos™ Featuring Tayven Jackson, University of Tennessee Quarterback

Plano, TX – (December 20, 2022)— ZIPS Car Wash (zipscarwash.com) announced today the release of its Car Wash Convos featuring Tayven Jackson, University of Tennessee Volunteers® freshman quarterback. Car Wash Convos™ is the brand’s unique approach to name, image and likeness (NIL), allowing college sports fans to “ride along” for a personality-driven video during the car wash. This campaign launched last month and 10 additional episodes will be released during the 2022-23 college athletics season. ZIPS Car Wash is the Proud Sponsor of the Tennessee Volunteers® and the partnership with the university and five additional LEARFIELD properties represents the largest sponsorship of its kind in the car wash industry.

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December 20 | 2022

ZIPS Car Wash Introduces Wichita WIN-ter Instant Win with 14 Days of Giveaways

Wichita, KS – (December 20, 2022)— With college basketball season underway, ZIPS Car Wash (zipscarwash.com) continues to celebrate its recently announced partnership with Wichita State University with a Wichita WIN-ter Instant Win game – ZIPS way of celebrating the season with 14 Days of Shocker Basketball ticket giveaways and more. Customers can enter to win tickets now and no purchase is necessary. Ticket giveaways for Wichita WIN-ter Instant Win are happening now through January 2 and will feature pairs of tickets to upcoming men’s and women’s home basketball games against teams like East Carolina, Cincinnati, and South Florida. Entrants will also have the chance to win instant prizes like ZIPS Car Wash gift cards and 25% off coupons valid at Fanatics.com to load up on Shocker gear for the new year.

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November 29 | 2022

ZIPS Car Wash Named Official Car Wash of Shocker Athletics

Plano, TX – (November 29, 2022)— As college basketball is underway, ZIPS Car Wash (zipscarwash.com) is proud to announce its multi-year investment in Wichita State University and Shocker Athletics through an extensive sponsorship agreement with Playfly Sports Properties and is now the Official Car Wash of Shocker Athletics. ZIPS will invest in both mens and womens basketball and baseball at the university and will enhance the partnership through game day activations, in-venue messaging and premium giveaways at Charles Koch Arena and Eck Stadium, ticket giveaways and post-game consumer offers.

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November 22 | 2022

ZIPS Car Wash Introduces Fansgiving with 14 Days of Kentucky Wildcat® Basketball Ticket Giveaways

Lexington, KY – (November 22, 2022)— As college basketball season is underway, ZIPS Car Wash (zipscarwash.com) continues to celebrate its partnership with the University of Kentucky® Wildcats with Fansgiving – ZIPS way of saying thank you to its local customers with 14 Days of Wildcats Basketball ticket giveaways. Customers can enter to win tickets now and no purchase is necessary. Ticket giveaways for Fansgiving are happening now through December 4th and will feature pairs of tickets to upcoming men’s home basketball games against teams like Bellarmine, Yale, Florida A&M and Louisville.

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November 16 | 2022

ZIPS Car Wash Unveils NIL Car Wash Convos Featuring 12 Student-Athletes

College Sports Fans to Enjoy Personality-Driven “Convos” Launching Now

Plano, TX – (Nov. 16, 2022)— ZIPS Car Wash (zipscarwash.com) announced today the 12 student-athletes to be featured in the inaugural Car Wash Convos series – ZIPS’ creative approach to name, image, and likeness (NIL) allowing college sports fans to “ride along” for a personality-driven video taking place during the car wash. Male and female student-athletes from the University of Arkansas®, University of Tennessee®, and University of North Carolina® will give fans a glimpse into their lives off the field, as they are interviewed by a high-profile personality with strong ties to the university.

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November 11 | 2022

ZIPS Car Wash Honors Veterans with FREE Car Wash

Plano, TX (November 11, 2022)— ZIPS Car Wash (www.zipscarwash.com) will extend a free car wash to all United States veterans and active military personnel this Friday, November 11, Veterans Day. Veterans can visit any participating ZIPS location of its 275 express car washes and enter wash code 1122 to receive a free Works & Wow car wash on Friday. After their free wash, these honored guests are encouraged to detail their vehicle with ZIPS complimentary drying towels, surface cleaner, turbo vacs and compressed air to get their vehicle looking great inside and out.

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November 02 | 2022

ZIPS Car Wash Opens 8th Memphis Location

ZIPS Brand New Car Wash Opens on Poplar Avenue 

Plano, TX – (November 2, 2022) – ZIPS Car Wash announces the opening of its newest location at 3294 Poplar Avenue with a Grand Opening Celebration with great offers and prizes available now through Sunday, November 6th.  ZIPS is offering a $1 Get It All car wash, the company’s premier wash package including Ceramics, along with ZIPS Unlimited member plan for just $10 a month for the first three months. available exclusively at the new Poplar location. ZIPS will host a Ribbon Cutting tomorrow, November 2, at 9:00 am with the Memphis Chamber of Commerce and will open for business at 10am. ZIPS Unlimited Wash Club Members will now have unlimited access to this convenient East Memphis location next door to East High School.

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October 21 | 2022

Texas Ranks as Top State for ZIPS with 37 Locations

ZIPS Car Wash Announces Dallas-Fort Worth Expansion

Plano, TX – (October 21, 2022)— ZIPS Car Wash announced today its continued expansion in Dallas-Fort Worth with the acquisition of three sites from Dream Wash Auto Spa. This takeover expands ZIPS into Frisco, Lewisville and adds another convenient location in Dallas. ZIPS owns and operates a total of 37 locations across the state of Texas, including the addition of locations in Houston and Austin in 2022, making Texas the most densely populated state for the express car wash chain.

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October 18 | 2022

ZIPS Car Wash Acquires Jet Brite Car Wash, Expanding into Chicagoland

ZIPS Completes 25th Acquisition Transaction in 2022

Chicago, IL – (October 18, 2022) – ZIPS Car Wash announces the acquisition of Jet Brite Car Wash, an 11-store mega car wash chain based in Chicago.  This acquisition includes three additional sites currently under development and brings ZIPS into the Chicagoland area further expanding its Midwest presence. This is ZIPS 25th closing transaction for this year, which is a record year of expansion with 61 stores acquired in 2022.  ZIPS Car Wash now owns and operates nearly 275 locations across the country under the ZIPS, Rocket Express and now Jet Brite car wash brands.

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October 11 | 2022

Rocket Express Car Wash Announces Boise State University Multi-Year Athletics Sponsorship

Boise, ID – (October 11, 2022)— Rocket Express Car Wash (rocketexpress.com)  has announced its multi-year investment in Boise State University’s athletic programs through an extensive sponsorship agreement with Bronco Sports Properties, LLC and is now the Official Car Wash of Boise State University. This marks Rocket’s first foray into college sports marketing. Rocket Express operates five Mega Wash locations in Idaho and Utah, and is a part of ZIPS Car Wash, LLC.

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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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