A New California: Car washes taking the cleaning process a step further

The busy scene at the Agoura Hills Hand Car Wash Tuesday tells the story: people missed the car wash.           

And now more people can go.           

Tuesday night, LA Mayor Eric Garcetti gave car washes the green light to reopen under county guidelines.           

His announcement comes after Governor Gavin Newsom’s recent blessing.           

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No matter where you take your vehicle, though, expect added safety measures including employees wearing masks and gloves and practicing social distancing.           

But if you stop by one of David Delrahim's seven-car washes around Southern California, customers can expect a little extra.           

His sites offer a special vehicle disinfecting process.

Staff will disinfect every vehicle by administering a germicidal cleaner and deodorant, which is registered by the Environmental Protection Agency.

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Delrahim says the cleaner is a fog sanitizer, not available to consumers, and is safe for all interiors.           

It’s also free for every customer and is performed after the vehicle has gone through the wash tunnel.           

Another change: just one employee is allowed to clean a vehicle's interior.

“We have really thought about everything in terms of our team members’ safety, as well as the public's safety,” says Delrahim.

Delrahim’s locations include Las Posas Car Wash, Agoura Hills Hand Car Wash, Alicia Auto Spa & Detail Center, Laguna Hills Auto Spa and Detail Center, Coast Hand Car Wash, Redlands Car Wash, and Lavaggio The Art of Auto Detailing.