Snow & Ice

At Clearwater, we want to be as transparent as possible with our customers. The safety of your vehicle is our #1 priority. In a very close 2nd place, is the safety of our equipment. In order to maintain its safety, we may need to turn your vehicle away due to a variety of hazards. One of them is snow & ice. If your vehicle has what we would qualify as “excess” snow or ice, you may be turned away.

This includes but is not limited to snow and/or ice:

- behind tires or packed in wheel wells & mudflaps that can fall into & damage our conveyor chain

- in a truck bed, creating or covering potential fly-out hazards.

- on the roof of your vehicle that can fly off into our equipment & vehicles in front of or behind you

Please feel free to re-enter our line as soon as the hazards we note are removed!


Beginning January 1, 2019, Clearwater Car Wash will no longer have the option of offering 30-Day “Single Month” plans.

We will continue to accept any Monthly Gift Cards purchased on or before December 31, 2018. 

In place of these discontinued 30-Day plans, we offer our Unlimited Pass that auto renews every 30 days. With this pass, you are in complete control of your account. Cancel anytime up to 48 hours before your charge date to avoid being charged for the next month. If you sign up for this pass before December 31, your 2nd month will be FREE! (3rd month will renew at the regularly advertised price.) You can check out all of our plans and pricing here.

If the auto-renewing Unlimited Pass still isn’t for you, we will be offering 90, 180 and 365 day passes that don’t auto-renew! Check out all of our plans and pricing here.

If you have any questions about this change, please feel free to call us at 574-797-0658 extension 104.

Prepping: Why We Prep

You may be wondering, “Why does Clearwater spray my vehicle before I go through the wash?orWhy does Clearwater only spray with someone on the driver side of my vehicle?”

Here are some answers to these questions that may help provide clarity.

When Clearwater was first designed, the owners wanted to offer the very best washing equipment available in the industry. Because of that goal, Clearwater has a 150 foot tunnel full of fantastic equipment manufactured to clean your vehicle in a safe, and super efficient, and effective way! (Even more equipment was installed in October 2018 to help clean other tricky areas). There are several ways we achieve this goal.

You may have noticed by now in the fall & winter, that Clearwater has an employee stationed at the entrance of the tunnel while you are pulling into the car wash. This employee’s responsibility is to get your vehicle into the tunnel safely and to prep your vehicle before the wash. In fall & winter, there are no bugs, no sticky road grime, no “road trip” leftovers. Sand & salt very easily come off and 99% of the work is done in our soap application. Our soaps are specially formulated with varying pH levels to neutralize and remove dirt before you get to a brush.

Many people believe it is this employee’s job to actually spray or clean the entire vehicle before it  travels through the car wash. Clearwater refers to this employee position as Prepping. Think of prepping as "pre-treating" a stain in a shirt. This is the Prepper’s main objective, to help “pre-treat” what we call tricky spots of your vehicle. The trickiest spots on most vehicles are the front, windshield, and the back. Although the equipment installed throughout the tunnel is very effective, sometimes bugs and dirt stick to vehicles rather strongly (There are many reasons for this. Be on the lookout for a blog post explaining this further). This is why the Prepping position exists! While the car wash is designed to effectively “touch” your vehicle with soap and foam brushes, the unique body structure of vehicles and how they interact with the environment while you drive cause the front, windshield and back of vehicles to be tricky areas to clean.

While our wash will easily get these areas clean without prepping, our Prepper helps ensure these tricky areas are as clean as the rest of your vehicle once your washing experience is completed. These areas on your vehicle are easily accessible from the driver side of your vehicle. For efficiency and effectiveness, that is why a Clearwater Prepper stands on the driver side while they prep your vehicle.

Our Sellers and Preppers are trained to look at each vehicle that comes to the wash, and assess how dirty the vehicle is prior to entering the car wash. For instance, if you were to drive your vehicle down a very muddy road, your running boards, wheel wells, or side of your vehicle might be extra dirty! On special occasions like this, a 2nd Prepper may aid in knocking off that excess dirt before you go through the tunnel.

At the end of the day, Clearwater’s goal is to “Hit a home run with every wash!” - President Brian Catron. This is why we prep your vehicle.

If you have any further questions about our prepping process and why we do what we do, give Clearwater a call at 574-797-0658.

Press Release: Two Year Anniversary

Clearwater Car Wash Celebrates Two Years of Business

Clearwater thanks community for a second successful year by hosting a celebratory party.

Warsaw, Indiana. January 9, 2018 – Clearwater Car Wash will celebrate two years full of great car washes and excellent customers at the end of January, and the most fitting way to say “thank you” to the community is with a party.

On Saturday, January 27, Clearwater will pull out all the stops and invite the community to celebrate alongside them with discounted platinum washes, free hot dogs and donuts, and all-day door prizes. “This party is more for our customers than it is for us,” says Clearwater President and CEO Brian Catron. “Clearwater wouldn’t exist without people in this community who are committed to us and trust us with their vehicles.”

Customers who visit Clearwater on January 27 will have the opportunity to get a platinum wash for only $10. While waiting for their wash, customers can also get free donuts from the recently-opened Rise‘n Roll in Warsaw, and free hot dogs in the afternoon. Throughout the day, Clearwater will give away a variety of door prizes, and some winners will get the opportunity to be featured on the Clearwater Facebook page.

“We’ve had a lot of fun serving the community in Warsaw these past two years,” says Travis Jones, Clearwater’s general manager. “We hope this party gives our customers an opportunity to have fun, too.”

Clearwater is open 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. on January 27, and customers can stop by anytime to take part in the second anniversary celebration. It’s something no one will want to miss!