Silverstar Car Wash® continues its growth in the Upper Midwest with the acquisition of the Rocket Auto Wash in Sioux City, IA.  The acquisition brings the total to 6 car washes Silverstar will be operating or have under construction and development in Siouxland this year.

“We are proud to welcome Rocket Auto Wash to the Silverstar family of car washes,” said Bryan Slama, owner of Silverstar Car Wash. “We will continue to operate Rocket Auto Wash the same great way that the Hanson family has over the past 61 years.”

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Your hands might be cleaner than ever – but area car washes are finding ways to ensure you’ll keep your car that way too.

Clean Ride Auto Spa was just about a month into its opening when the COVID-19 outbreak hit.

The business near 85th and Minnesota shifted gears to offer a free wipe down after an exterior wash, along with pickup and drop-off of vehicles for detail services.

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Silverstar Car Wash, a Sioux Falls-based car wash chain, is set to open a series of its car washes in the Sioux City metro.

Earlier this month, Silverstar announced its purchase of Sioux City’s Rocket Auto Wash on Correctionville Road, which had been run by the Hanson family for more than 60 years.

In addition to the Rocket Auto Wash location, Silverstar is planning to open locations at 1700 Hamilton Blvd., the site of a former Applebee’s restaurant, and at Floyd Boulevard next to the Pizza Ranch.

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Silverstar Car Wash has purchased longtime Empire Car Wash, known for its interior cleaning services.

Silverstar owner Bryan Slama said improvements are coming to Empire by Silverstar at 41st Street and Grange Avenue, but Empire’s deep-cleaning services will remain.

“We recognize that sometimes you have the time to allow us to clean the inside of your vehicle, and sometimes you need the speed and quality of having your neighborhood Silverstar clean your vehicle,” Slama said.

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The synchronized light show that used to be at the Western Mall has found a new home — at a car wash.

Silverstar Car Wash has created a synchronized music and Christmas light show at its 3900 E. 10th St. location, designed in conjunction with organizers from the long-running Christmas at the Western Mall show.

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Silverstar Car Wash will offer free car washes Tuesday as part of a new annual event.

The washes will be given at all six Sioux Falls locations from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. The car wash will be accepting donations for South Dakota Law Enforcement Charities.

Unlimited-pass members will receive a free upgrade to the top wash and free dash wipes. With every free wash, customers can vacuum for free and use free towels.

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A haunted car wash hosted this year in western Sioux Falls was so successful, business owners are already looking forward to Halloween 2020.

The Silverstar Car Wash location at 4916 S. Marion Road raised $1,700 for Feeding South Dakota with its first haunted car wash event this week, which finished its last day Wednesday evening.

“We’re always looking for kind of fun things to do to bring families in and create a fun atmosphere,” Silverstar Regional Manager Andrea Vetos said. “This was an idea we had seen other car washes do.”

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Silverstar Car Wash is giving one location a spooky twist for the next few days.

The wash at 57th Street and Marion Road has been converted into a Halloween theme today through Wednesday.

“We will have a light show, costumes, treats for kids and free dash wipes for all customers and members that visit us,” regional manager Andrea Vetos said.

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Silverstar Car Wash has added a location in south Sioux Falls.

Its car wash opened recently in front of Walmart at 85th Street and Minnesota Avenue.

It’s the sixth location in Sioux Falls. As a promotion, Silverstar is offering a $1 membership with unlimited car washes for a month, with no cancellation requirement and no limit to the level of wash purchased that month.

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This week’s Up-and-Comer is Andrea Vetos, regional manager with Silverstar Car Wash.

Name: Andrea Vetos

Age: 26

Hometown: Sioux City

What brought you to Sioux Falls?

After I graduated from USD, my now-husband and I knew we didn’t want to move back to Sioux City. I was working for a bank and was able to get a job at one of their branches in Sioux Falls, so we made the move up here.

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Silverstar Car Wash, a Sioux Falls-based car wash chain, announced recently it is expanding into the Sioux City market with three locations in Sioux City and one in South Sioux City.

Andrea Vetos, a regional manager with Silverstar, said locations at 1700 Hamilton Blvd., site of a former Applebee’s restaurant, and Floyd Boulevard next to Pizza Ranch, will open in 2020.

Construction is expected to begin next month.

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Fast-growing Silverstar Car Wash is expanding again.

The car wash plans to build on land in front of Walmart at 85th Street and Minnesota Avenue.

Construction will start as soon as possible, owner Ryan Holte said. It will be the sixth Sioux Falls location.

“This location will help serve our unlimited car wash members here in the south part of Sioux Falls,” he said.

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Silverstar Car Wash is expanding to five locations in Sioux Falls with the acquisition of 10th Street AutaWash.

The car wash at 3000 E. 10th St. closed today and will reopen after Silverstar makes changes to the building and adds equipment.

“We want to update a few things that will allow a quicker process for customers, as well as some lower price options,” co-owner Ryan Holte said. “That is where this industry has been going for some time now, and why we have been able to grow. But again, we will be doing everything we can to consider all of those local customers that have been going to 10th Street since 1993.”

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Silverstar Car Wash has opened its fourth Sioux Falls location with a new facility at 5000 W. 26th St. near Marion Road.

“We love this new neighborhood — being just off the interstate, on so many customers’ way home and around the growing Lake Lorraine area,” co-owner Ryan Holte said. “It’s a real value to our customers to have multiple locations around the community to use our services, especially families driving kids all over town, people that do a lot of work out of their cars, and now we are seeing many businesses use our memberships to keep their company vehicles clean.”

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