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Tuesday, July 23, 2024

New car wash company expanding into Ocala

A new car wash company that is planning to develop its first six locations in the state of Florida will open one of those establishments in southeast Ocala.

Zoom Express Car Wash has plans to develop its first location in Ocala at 3450 Southeast Maricamp Road, next to the Sonic Drive-In.

The car wash company is owned by the Kirby family, who is initially planning to open six locations across Central Florida. In addition to Ocala, the company will open car washes in Orlando, Maitland, Sanford, Lake Nona, and Okeechobee.

According to the company’s website, in its goal to be the “cleanest wash in Central Florida,” Zoom Car Washes will make use of reclaimed water, green chemicals, and “cutting-edge technology to minimize water usage.”

The Kirby family stands in front of one of their car washes under construction. (Photo: Zoom Express Car Wash)
The Kirby family stands in front of one of their car washes under construction. (Photo: Zoom Express Car Wash)

“At Zoom Car Wash, we’re not just washing cars; we’re leading the way in eco-friendly practices,” reads a statement on the company’s website.

Zoom Car Wash also says its washes are designed to get customers in and out quickly in “just 3 minutes.”

When it opens, the new car wash will be situated less than one mile from the original RaceWash location, which opened over a decade ago in 2013. The one-mile stretch of roadway between the two car washes has seen a bevy of commercial development in the past several years.

Last year, OLA Drive-Thru Coffee opened its second location in Ocala at 3233 SE Maricamp Road.

In 2021, Starbucks opened a new location at 3537 Maricamp Road.

In 2020, Wawa opened its fifth location just across the street from RaceWash at 3080 SE Maricamp Road.

Just north of RaceWash, a new 7-Eleven located at 2590 SE Maricamp Road opened its doors late last year.