About Us

About Car Pool Car Wash, a locally-owned and operated business

Your neighborhood car wash

Car Pool was started in 1977 when a local businessman purchased a car wash at 2900 Chamberlayne Avenue.  Finding this to be a successful venture, he purchased a second car wash at 5514 West Broad Street in 1982 and Car Pool, Inc. started operating as the locally-owned Car Pool Auto Wash.

The company quickly gained a reputation for offering a convenient, fast car wash. The first Car Pool built from the ground up and the first to open south of the James was our location at 9850 Midlothian Turnpike.

Car Pool continued to expand from 1985 to 1990 acquiring the old City Car Wash and building two new car wash locations at 9200 W. Broad Street and 10310 Hull Street. In 1995, Car Pool’s original owner built the 7123 Mechanicsville Turnpike location.

In 2003, Car Pool, Inc. was sold to a new group of owners to become Car Pool, LLC. Within a year, the new locally-owned Car Pool executive team, was in place with a desire to create a unique car washing experience. The primary goal was to do what we do well – wash cars with a focus on customer care. Car Pool expanded for the first time in 15 years by opening another location in Short Pump at 11950 West Broad Street in 2011.

Today, Car Pool Car Wash’s philosophy is centered on four key factors: courtesy, speed, quality, and value. We strive to provide high-quality products and services to each customer that comes through our car washes. As a locally-owned and operated business, we want everyone ever affiliated with the company to be proud of their association with a great Richmond institution.


Our Dedicated Staff

We wouldn’t be who we are without our dedicated staff. The average tenure of our store managers is about 10 years of service at Car Pool Car Washes. Many of our employees have been with us for more than 20 years. We have been a part of Richmond’s business community for over 40 years. Generations of people and cars have come and gone, but one thing remains constant: Our unyielding commitment to quality and customer satisfaction.

1980’s Deane Tracy Commercial produced by Burford Advertising.

Offering only the BEST to RVA

Proud to hold the title of the Best Car Wash in Richmond, VA for many years, according to our clients who participated in Richmond Magazine’s Best & Worst poll and in the Richmond Times-Dispatch’s Best of Richmond survey! We’re also honored to be recognized as Virginia’s Best Car Wash in Central Virginia according to our loyal customers who voted in the 2022 & 2023 Best of Virginia issues of Virginia Living Magazine. We’re so proud and thankful to be your choice.

Proud to hold the title of Richmond’s and Virginia’s Best Car Wash