Fast Eddie’s ranks above all

Fast Eddie's ranks above all

Americans like their cars — and they like it clean and shiny. Keeping your car clean protects its value and appearance.

Unless you want to vacuum, wash and wax your day, a professional car wash is often the more efficient and thorough option.

Where should you take your car for that thorough wash? Well, Fast Eddie of course.

Fast Eddie’s is the premier car wash and detail center in the suburbs of the Northwest, with four locations serving customers daily.

For nearly 25 years, the family business has prided itself on providing excellent customer service and quality craftsmanship with eco-friendly, state-of-the-art facilities.

“At Fast Eddie’s, every car is hand dried with a towel, which is unique to us and sets us apart,” said Danny Truckenbrod, director of customer service. “We don’t just service cars, we wash and detail boats and motorcycles and everything in between.

“We are a home away from home for many of our regular customers. We get to know our customers, talk to them and call them by name,” says Truckenbrod. “It’s all about customer service. We have a great team of greeters and cashiers who welcome every customer with a smile – and they really want to make a difference in their day.”


The company offers services to suit every need and budget, from exterior car washes to full detail packages with various options, including an antibacterial sanitization service that cleans and disinfects the interior surfaces of vehicles against viruses, bacteria and fungi.

With attention to every detail of craftsmanship and customer service, it’s no surprise that Fast Eddie’s won the 2022 Best of the Best in the Daily Herald’s Readers’ Choice Awards in the car wash category. “We are extremely honored to be held to such a high standard, and we are delighted to receive such appreciation from the community,” said Truckenbrod.

The first Fast Eddie’s Car Wash and Detail Center opened in 1998 in McHenry. Under the ownership of Kim and Joseph Doherty, the company has grown to customers in the communities of Barrington, Crystal Lake and Huntley.

The car wash fits every budget with many ways for customers to save. The Wash Club membership offers a monthly recharge fee for unlimited car washes with either the Monday through Thursday or the seven-day subscription.

Also, when they buy a $100 laundry card, people with a continuous sale of laundry cards get a $25 laundry card for free; or they can buy a $50 laundry card and get a $10 laundry card for free.

Each car wash offers a gift shop with greeting cards for every occasion, unique gift items, and gourmet snacks and sweets. They even have a variety of products to make traveling with pets stress-free. Other customer favorites include car accessories, including air fresheners, Fast Eddie’s gift cards, laundry cards and raffle tickets.

For customer convenience, each location is open seven days, Monday through Saturday from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM and Sundays from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

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