Friday, July 10, 2015
Self-serve Car Wash – in August of 1965, Al Jundt, owner of Southdale Texaco on the corner of South Broadway and 18th Avenue opened a new type of self-service car wash. The car wash had 6 stalls, two open and 4 closed stalls, all equipped with high pressure washers that spray on a special detergent for cleaning with soft water to eliminate streaking. Each stall also had a vacuum cleaner for the cars interiors. The enclosed stalls also had infra-red gas heaters for winter operation. The car wash was open for 6 am to midnight, seven days a week.