For over 20 years, Fast Eddie’s Car Wash and Detail Center has stood out as a full service car wash, catering to customers in the Northwest suburbs. What started as a single car wash in McHenry County has grown into a thriving company. Since Kim Doherty and her husband Joe took over the family business, the company has grown exponentially. Fast Eddie’s now has four locations in Barrington, Huntley, Crystal Lake and McHenry and employs roughly 100 people. Fast Eddie’s is celebrating 23 years in business in November, and although they’ve grown in size, the company still remains family-owned and operated, maintaining its small business charm and thorough and courteous customer service. Their personal touch doesn’t go unnoticed; customer care combined with immaculate car washes at great prices earned them the Daily Herald Readers’ Choice Best of the Best — Best Car Wash award in 2020.
“Our team truly is the best of the best. They know our frequent customers by name, always have a smile on their face, even under their masks these days, and truly go above and beyond to provide the best service,” Doherty said.
Fast Eddie’s mission is to brighten their customers’ days with an impeccable car wash, friendly service and amenities that make them feel at home. Each location features a gift shop selling auto items, lottery tickets, candy, toys, hand sanitizers and masks that customers can peruse while car attendants care for their vehicle inside and out.
“We offer services for every need and budget, from exterior only washes to full detail packages,” said Doherty.
Fast Eddie’s is open seven days a week and offers numerous wash options. Customers can opt for an express Exterior Only wash or enjoy one of many Full Service Wash selections. At Fast Eddie’s, all washes are hand towel-dried, a rarity in the industry these days.
Many customers take advantage of Fast Eddie’s Ultimate Wash Club. Through the club, customers can receive unlimited car washes each month. For one great low price, members can choose a Monday through Thursday wash plan or a seven-day-a-week plan. The membership renews automatically each month, making it convenient for customers to bring their car by whenever they need to.
Beginning Oct. 1, Fast Eddie’s is launching a Wash Card sale. Customers who purchase a $100 Wash Card receive a free $25 Wash Card and those purchasing a $50 wash card receive a free $10 Wash Card. Doherty said the Wash Cards always make popular holiday gifts, even more now that cleaning and sanitizing your vehicle is a top priority.
In addition to car washes, Fast Eddie’s provides numerous other services, such as interior and exterior detailing for cars, boats, RVs, golf carts and motorcycles. The menu of a la carte services includes shampooing carpets and mats, headlight restoration, paint and tar removal, ozone odor elimination, polishing rims and sanitizing and disinfecting services.
To learn more about Fast Eddie’s visit www.fasteddiescarwashes.com.