At 84" tall, our state-of-the-art wash tunnel entrance can handle vehicles of practically any size or shape.
Tommy's Express makes Dually drivers feel right at home with our spacious and easy-loading conveyor belt.
Cash? Card? App? YES. Our drive-thru lanes are easy to navigate and make paying for your wash quick and easy.
Welcome to Tommy's Express Waterloo. It is our absolute pleasure to serve you and your vehicle with the best washing experience in town. At Tommy's Express, we are more than just a car wash. We believe in enriching lives, adding value, and serving communities. You will exit our Tommy Tunnel with a shine and a smile. You know what they say, "look good, feel good." At Tommy's Express, we believe in clean and green. Our industry-leading wash uses low energy and reclaimed water, making it friendly for the planet. We believe in a wash that delivers impressive quality and works with any lifestyle. Our Waterloo location opens early and stays open late to fit even the busiest schedule. Our APP lane for TommyClub members and a 3-minute wash process allows for a quick pitstop at your convenience. Want the complete spa experience? Detail Kits are available for purchase onsite, and our vacuums and matt washers are FREE if you're going to clean your car inside and out.
Our site is locally operated, and we are proud to be part of the Waterloo community. We love serving our guests, but we believe in helping the world too. With every single wash at Tommy's Express, we donate to Water Mission. Water Mission builds safe water, sanitation, and hygiene solutions in developing nations as well as providing aid for local and global disaster areas. Thanks to our incredible guests, we have positively impacted over 3,800 lives with Water Mission, and that number continues to grow with each wash.
At Tommy's Express, we have two membership options, both of which are managed with the TommyClub App on your smartphone. Pay Per Wash or UNLIMITED memberships are available, giving you the ability to choose and customize your Tommy's Express experience. Smiling faces, easy loading conveyer belts, and our wide-open wash tunnel create an enjoyable and non-claustrophobic wash experience.
With 50+ years of innovation, we are continually challenging ourselves to ensure we stay environmentally friendly, help our local communities, give your vehicle the best wash possible, and – most importantly - give YOU the car washing experience suitable for your lifestyle.
We hope you visit us soon. Find us near at 3110 University Ave. We are the building with clean cars and smiling guests.
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A. The height limit for vehicles is 84 inches.
A. Yes! We can wash a vehicle that is up to 93 inches wide!
A. Yes, they are! Our vacuums and mat washers are available for everyone and anybody. If you have trouble locating the mat washers, ask one of our team members for assistance.
A. Just like any other subscription (i.e. Netflix, Amazon Prime, Spotify, etc.), a form of payment is needed to join. We take our guests' private information very seriously and would do nothing to compromise this trust. You can count on us! All transactions are on a monthly schedule.
A. Yes! We welcome vehicles of all shapes, sizes, and...roofs! Just please make sure that the top is in place and waterproof.
A. We know this might seem odd, but it's actually for a good reason. Days are busy, and sometimes it's easy to forget what was placed in your truck bed (i.e., tools, garbage, firewood, etc.). We check your truck to make sure there is nothing that could potentially damage our car wash and, most importantly, other vehicles. It is our responsibility to make sure each car arrives at the end of our tunnel clean, shiny, and dry.
A. Some vehicle makes and models are "extra attracted" to our car wash and like to hold on and not let go (if you know what we mean). That's flattering, but we thought it best to place a protective sleeve free of charge, so that no rear windshield wiper is left behind.
A. While we would love to say that we can wash ANY vehicle, the reality is that it might not be best for either party. There are certain vehicles that we cannot accept due to after-market parts, bike racks, hitches, rust, age, and so on. If you are ever questioning your vehicle, speak to a team member onsite, before entering the wash. They are always more than happy to help.
A. Our conveyor is industry leading and provides a stress-free car washing experience. Say "goodbye" to having to squeeze your tires between two rails. To load your car, slow your vehicle down as you enter the wash and ease it into Neutral once prompted by the screen.
A. We do a safer version of auto-prepping via our branded detergent! The first arch your car goes under is in charge of automatically dissolving the bug guts right off your vehicle. Scrubbing at your car with a brush would only interrupt this effective process and damage your vehicle.
A. If a fingernail is required to scrape off the material, our brushes won't do the same on the first try. Luckily, with unlimited washes via our Tommy Club, the bug guts won't have a chance to get baked on! The more often you visit, the better off your car will be.
A. Since we are an express, we specialize in exterior washing. However, we do provide free vacuums, free mat washers, and an interior detailing kit at a low cost.
A. We always recommend speaking to our team members on site. They are at your service! However, if you ever need to get ahold of us off site, give us a call via our site number or message our location on Facebook!
A. We want to be transparent. While we are confident in our abilities to give your car a great experience, sometimes accidents happen, and when they do, our team is readily equipped to respond. That said, we ask that you also do your part and make sure that you follow the guidelines we have in place to ensure a clean, shiny, and dry wash every time. There is signage at our site before you enter the wash that explains in detail our requirements.
A. Oh, yes, we can! We love our extra-low-to-the-ground sports cars. Our conveyor is adaptable to vehicles of all shapes and sizes. If you have any questions, please talk to one of our team members before you enter the wash.