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Express Wash Concepts Announces Detroit Metro Market Expansion; Acquires Two Cosmo’s Car Wash Locations

COLUMBUS, Ohio, & DETROIT, March 1, 2024Express Wash Concepts (EWC) today announced its Detroit metro expansion with the acquisition of two Cosmo’s Car Wash development locations. Located at 26429 & 32976 Gratiot Ave., the brand-new express tunnel car washes will open in early March, 2024 under the award-winning Clean Express Auto Wash brand. Express Wash Concepts currently operates more than 95 express wash locations across Detroit, Toledo, Cleveland, Dayton, Columbus, Hampton Roads and Pittsburgh. With a continued focus on strategic core market development, an additional 25 EWC locations are scheduled to open in 2024 including 10 Detroit locations.

“The acquisition of these two Cosmo’s Car Wash locations helps us further establish a strong foothold in a core market that is key to our overall strategic expansion,” said John Roush, Express Wash Concepts Chief Executive Officer. “While our customers will enjoy a fast, high-quality, environmentally friendly wash experience with convenient locations all over Detroit, we are equally proud to invest in these communities by providing numerous multi-skill level job opportunities and community relations outreach initiatives.”

Express Wash Concepts’ two new Detroit washes feature state-of-the-art wash equipment, industry-leading customer service, and are backed by a 100% satisfaction guarantee. The popular Unlimited Wash Club enables members to easily clean and protect their vehicles, while enjoying the convenience and value of truly unlimited washing at any EWC location. In addition, both washes adhere to EWC’s stringent environmental sustainability practices designed to conserve water and energy, while biodegradable soaps and waxes reduce overall chemical usage.

“We are so excited to show the Detroit metro area what a fresh, new state-of-the-art professional car wash experience can be,” explained Roush. “Our intention is to create raving Clean Express fans with this awesome experience at an amazing value!”

Express Wash Concepts was formed in April 2018 with the announcement of a strategic investment partnership with Wildcat Capital Management, the family office of TPG Capital co-founder David Bonderman. The Company presently operates throughout Columbus, Dayton, Cleveland and Toledo, Ohio; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Hampton Roads, Virginia; and Detroit, Michigan.

About Clean Express Auto Wash:

Clean Express Auto Wash is Greater Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Toledo and Detroit’s premier express car wash with 25+ locations and growing. Clean’s fast, high-quality and environmentally friendly car washes are 100% satisfaction guaranteed, and the Unlimited Wash Club offers truly unlimited car washes at any Clean Express starting at $20 a month per vehicle. For more information, visit

About Express Wash Concepts:

Express Wash Concepts (EWC) operates 92+ award winning, express car wash locations across six states under the following brands: Moo Moo Express Car Wash, Flying Ace Express Car Wash, Clean Express Auto Wash, Green Clean Express Auto Wash and Bee Clean Express Car Wash. EWC brands feature fast, high quality and environmentally friendly express tunnel wash experiences and free vacuums. The company’s popular Unlimited Wash Club packages offer members the convenience and value of contactless payment and unlimited washing at any location. For more information, please visit


Jeff German
Express Wash Concepts
614.751.9274 x203
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