Drivers can get more than a car wash at Buggy Bathe.
In fact the full name of the business is Buggy Bathe Auto Wash, Lube & Detail Shoppe. And, according to owner Robb De La Graza, all three elements play into the success of the business he and his wife Jennifer started in 1999.
They added a location in Virginia Beach in 2010.
“The Quick Lube makes up about 25 percent of the Williamsburg Store's total revenue,” De La Graza said.
The Virginia Beach location doesn’t have a Quick Lube attached.
The detailing business adds value to Buggy Bathe’s car wash operation. The shop offers four levels of car wash, according to its website; from the $7.95 basic exterior wash to the $25.95 “Governor’s Carriage” wash.
But even that’s not enough for some vehicles.
“The Detail Shoppes are an integral part of the car wash operation, as many vehicles are neglected and need more help than just a wash can provide,” De La Graza said.
De La Garza said that between the Williamsburg location and the Virginia Beach location, Buggy Bathe averages 70 employees.
He stressed the local nature of the business; it’s not part of a big national chain.
“Buggy Bathe is a family owned and operated business,” he said.
Need a wash?
Buggy Bathe, located at 2217 Richmond Road, is open from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays. For more information call (757) 220-9315.