If you’ve noticed a large number of dirty cars in Westport lately: Don’t worry.
Westport Wash & Wax is open again.
Our town’s favorite car wash — okay, our only one, but it still rocks the universe — shut down for 11 days recently. It was the first time since they opened, in 1999.
The reason: upgrades.
“Just like with a car, at some point you need new things,” owner Scott Tiefenthaler — a longtime community benefactor — says.
“This is a 365-day-a-year business. But for this overhaul, we had to close completely.”
Electric components have been replaced by a hydraulic drive. State-of-the-art components move Westport Wash & Wax “far beyond everyone else in Fairfield County,” Scott says.
The modernization may not be visible to customers, as they wait for their cars to come out clean.
But, Scott says, “Our machine has always done the bulk of the work. This allows it to do even more. Now our guys can pay even more attention to the details.”
He and his crew are happy to see customers again.
And — just in time for the holidays — we’re happy to see fewer dirty cars on the road.