More car wash news: Shammy’s purchases 24/7 Car Wash on KY 54, renovations underway

May 19, 2023 | 12:10 am

Updated May 19, 2023 | 12:11 am

Shammy's Auto Wash

Shammy’s Auto Wash is adding another location — only this time they’re renovating an existing car wash rather than building new. Shammy’s is taking over the 24/7 Car Wash on Mt. Moriah Avenue just in front of Walmart off KY 54, with the renovations expected to be completed this summer.

One of the owners, Sean Byrne, said the location would continue to operate as a 24/7 until they can make the necessary upgrades. Like their original location at 2524 Frederica Street and the recently opened facility at 1401 Carter Road, the new Shammy’s will feature a dog wash, which Byrne said is all the rave at the other two sites. 

Byrne said he and his team were at a car wash convention when they first saw the dog washes.

“People love the dog wash, absolutely love it,” he said. “We often have one person washing and several waiting in line – it’s hard to believe. We first saw them at a convention when we were looking at upgrades for the wash and knew there was a need for them in Owensboro.”

Shammy’s offers monthly memberships ranging from $24 to $38, which grants access to all three locations and covers up to 15 washes per month. 

The auto wash has been around for more than 17 years. Byrne attributes their longstanding success to the quality touch-free washes and the ongoing support of the community. 

“We’re always giving back to the community through auctions, fundraisers, script, local youth teams, and more,” Byrne said. “People support us, and we know and appreciate that. We’re all local, every one of us.”

The two existing Shammy’s locations offer free vacuums, which will also be a perk at the new spot once all upgrades are complete. 

May 19, 2023 | 12:10 am

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