By Maureen Werther
Hoffman’s Car Wash opened the company’s 22nd location this year on Route 50, just north of Northline Road.
The car wash at 2214 Ballston Ave. is the company’s third location in Saratoga County.
Prior to the new opening, the closest Hoffman car wash facility for residents in Saratoga Springs, Ballston Spa and Malta was the Wilton location at Northway Exit 15.
Hoffman’s Car Wash invested between $2.5 and $3 million into the Route 50 location. According to Tom Hoffman Jr., CEO of Hoffman’s Car Wash, the company had hoped to have the facility open in December. But extensive designing, engineering and traffic studies had to be completed before the project was given the green light by the city of Saratoga Springs.
City officials wanted to make sure that installing a car wash along the Route 50 corridor would not cause adverse traffic conditions, said Hoffman.
So far, business at the new facility is better than Hoffman had expected.
“Each time we build a new car wash location, we research current technology, we attend trade shows and see the latest equipment and we get new ideas,” he said.
The equipment in this newest addition to the Hoffman chain was fabricated by Miller Mechanical in Glens Fall. Hoffman and Miller Mechanical worked together to develop and build robotic washing equipment.
Hoffman said the main focus of his company at this and other locations is the unlimited car wash program.
“For 35.99 a month, our customers can get as many car washes as they want,” said Hoffman, noting that the program is having a lot of success.
Hoffman’s Car Wash has been in business since 1965.