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Westport Wash & Wax Is Sold To Splash

Westport is blessed with many community-minded local businesses. Topping any list is Westport Wash & Wax.

For 21 years, the Post Road car wash near Long Lots Road has exemplified the importance of local roots. The walls are covered with letters of thanks from charities, organizations and individuals who benefited from owners Scott and Laila Tiefenthaler’s generosity. No request was too small — or too large — for them to oblige.

Their employees have been great too. Hard-working, efficient, and always willing to go beyond, they sparkled just like our cars.

But not the Tiefenthalers are moving on. They say:

To all of our friends and patrons in Westport, Weston, Fairfield and surrounding communities:

After more than 20 years — since opening in 1999, –the time has come to move on to other endeavors.

Our business has been sold to Splash Car Wash. Rest assured, the same professional staff will provide the same friendly service you have come to expect at Westport Wash & Wax.

Homes With Hope CEO and president Jeff Wieser (in jacket) with (front, from left) Laila, Scott and Craig Tiefenthaler, and some of their dedicated employees, at one of Westport Wash & Wax’s many “Neighbor” ceremonies.

To our many faithful customers: Thank you for your continued patronage over the years. We have come to know many of you as friends, and hope to see you around town in the future.

We especially want to thank the managers and staff of Westport Wash & Wax for their hard work and positive attitudes that they bring to the job every day. Many of you have been with the company for 15 or 20 years. You are our brothers and sisters. You are family.

To our friends in the police and fire departments, EMS, public works and all the folks who help to make our towns safe and orderly: Thank you for your efforts.  We are all fortunate to live in a beautiful part of the world.

Health and peace to everyone,
Scott and Laila Tiefenthaler

(In August 2019, Westport Wash & Wax was “06880”‘s Unsung Heroes. Click here for that story.)

Unsung Heroes #113

Another day, another lineup of cars at Westport Wash & Wax.

And for the popular Post Road East business, that means another day of helping the community.

Every organization in town, it seems, benefits from owners Scott and Laila Tiefenthaler’s generosity. Need proof? While waiting for your vehicle, read the letters of thanks that fill the bulletin board. (You won’t have time for all of them. But you’ll get the idea.)

One of the most grateful recipients is Homes With Hope. Over the past 18 years, the local housing service has received nearly $100,000 from the car wash.

Homes With Hope CEO and president Jeff Wieser (in jacket) with (front, from left) Laila, Scottt and Craig Tiefenthaler, plus dedicated employees, at one of the many “Good Neighbor” ceremonies.

This Friday (August 30) is Westport Wash & Wax’s 19th annual Good Neighbor Day. Once again, the Tiefenthalers will donate  100% — you read that right — of the day’s car wash proceeds to Homes with Hope.

Many businesses generously donate a percentage of sales, to plenty of organizations. But it’s extraordinary for one company to so consistently donate all proceeds from a full day’s sales.

And to help nearly every other cause that asks, in some way, shape or form.

Scott and Laila Tiefenthaler — and their entire hard-working, friendly and efficient crew — are the sparkling recipients of this week’s Unsung Heroes award.

Westport Wash & Wax: A Clean Upgrade

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.”

Lookin’ good, inside Westport Wash & Wax.

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.

Like A Good Neighbor, Westport Wash & Wax Is There

It’s a Westport tradition: getting your car clean at Westport Wash & Wax.

Everyone does it. And while they wait, everyone reads the many notes of thanks tacked to the bulletin board. Every organization in town, it seems, benefits from owner Scott and Laila Tiefenthaler’s generosity.

One of the most grateful recipients is Homes With Hope. Over the past 16 years, the local housing service has received more than $80,000 from the car wash.

Tomorrow (Friday, September 1), Westport Wash & Wax holds its 17th annual Good Neighbor Day. Once again, 100% of the proceeds — all day — go to Homes With Hope.

“For nothing more than the cost of a car wash, you can help end homelessness,” says CEO Jeff Wieser.

Thanks, Westport Wash & Wax, for your continued generosity, and commitment to our town!

Westport Wash & Wax is very generous — and very, very good!