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ZIPS Supports Patriot Assistance Dogs this Veterans Day

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Detroit Lakes, MN (November 7, 2023)— ZIPS Car Wash ( 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.

“Patriot Assistance Dogs is proud to be a part of the Detroit Lakes community where so many people, organizations and businesses in the community actively help us move forward with our mission to pair veterans living with PTSD, TBI and other mental health issues with service dogs,” said Dawn Hutmacher, Administrative Support and Service Dog Foster, Patriot Assistance Dogs. “Most of our dogs come from rescues and when we bring them into our program, they are given a new start at a wonderful life assisting veterans. The funds that we are receiving right now are going towards the purchase and setup of our new facility’s kennels. We would like to formally thank ZIPS for their continued support of our program,” she added.

ZIPS has focused its charitable efforts on those who have served our country by offering free washes for veterans and active military for over 10 years on Veterans Day, and over the last 2 years, has donated $20,000 to local and national veterans service organizations. Within the last week, ZIPS has donated a total of $3,000 to veteran focused organizations across the country, including the donation to Patriot Assistance Dogs.

“On Veterans Day, and always, it’s important for us to recognize and elevate the service these men and women have provided to our country and the sacrifices they have made for our freedom on the day set aside to honor them,” said Gene Dinkens, CEO, ZIPS Car Wash. “We want to say thank you to each and every veteran and active military personnel and we’re continuing to extend our support efforts beyond just this one day by strengthening our local partnerships with veterans service organizations,” he added.

Guests who qualify for a free wash on Veterans Day are encouraged to use wash code 1123 when they arrive at the pay station for expedited service at their local ZIPS. These honored guests are encouraged to detail their vehicle with ZIPS complimentary microfiber drying towels, surface cleaner, turbo vacs and compressed air to get their vehicle looking great inside and out. ZIPS operates over 280 locations in 25 states and anticipates serving thousands of military personnel with free car washes on Veterans Day.

About ZIPS Car Wash ZIPS Car Wash, headquartered in Plano, Texas, is the largest privately held car wash operator nationwide, operating more than 280 locations across 25 states under three brands: ZIPS Car Wash, Rocket Express Car Wash, and Jet Brite Car Wash. With nearly 20 years of car washing experience, ZIPS prides itself on providing the highest quality express tunnel car wash in the industry.  ZIPS uses the latest industry technology to provide a clean, dry, and shiny vehicle and exceptional customer experiences every day.  The ZIPS team aims to positively impact the communities we live and serve in. To learn more visit