Skogie’s matches $ for food
Sponsored Content - Dec 05, 2022 - Think Local

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With the season of giving here, don’t forget your vehicle.

Winter weather can be hard on cars, trucks, SUVs and minivans, so take them where you know they will get the best wash possible—Skogie’s Auto Spa on Underhill Road in Kelowna.

The car wash’s has reopened after a six-week closure to install the much-anticipated upgrade, a  new, state-of-the-art washing system.

The system, the same one used at Skogie’s newest car wash facility on Clement Avenue in Kelowna, will have your ride looking its best. 

“The new system is gentler and much quieter,” says Skogie’s co-owner Chris Skoglund. “I think people will be pleasantly surprised by how good it is.”

Skoglund said staff and customers were so impressed with the quality of the wash provided by the equipment at the Clement Avenue location, it was decided to install it at the Auto Spa location as well. 

The Auto Spa location opened 52 years ago and was the first automotive car wash in the city. Since then, Skogies has added three other locations, two in Kelowna and one in Vernon and established its popular Wash Club, which gives members deals on washes and other automotive care services and products at its Auto Spa, Clement Avenue and Vernon locations. 

Skoglund said the new wash system features brushes that rotate slower and, with its environmentally friendly soaps, gives vehicles a superior wash.

To celebrate the new system and the reopening of the Auto Spa location, Skogies will offer a free wash day on Friday, Dec. 9, at the Underhill location, with customers asked to make a food or cash donation to the local food bank.

“We will have bins set up at the entrance to the car wash and customers can drop their (food) donations in,” says Skoglund. The company plans to match the weight of food collected in dollars as a further donation to the food bank.

On the free wash day, the Auto Spa location will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Skogie’s is a locally owned and operated second-generation family business. Started by founder Dave Skoglund more than 50 years ago, it is now run by his sons, Chris and Jason.

The business is no stranger to lending a hand to help the community and has been a generous community supporter in the past, raising money for organizations such as the Salvation Army, mental illness, Okanagan College and area food banks. If you have a fundraising cause, email the company at [email protected].

So reward your ride with a state of the art wash, make a donation to the local food bank and watch your donation grow thanks to Skogie’s generosity.

This article is written by or on behalf of the sponsoring client and does not necessarily reflect the views of Okanagan Edge.

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