MUSKEGON, MI – Van’s Car Wash & Quick Lube has been locally owned and managed, serving the community since it opened its first car wash on Sherman Blvd. in 1969. To celebrate 50 years of serving West Michigan, Van’s is giving away a 2-year lease on a Jeep Compass with 100 free car washes.
Van’s is teaming up with Preferred Jeep/Chrysler of Muskegon for the contest. There are several ways to register to win including Van’s website, vanscarwash.com, at all seven Van’s locations, and at Preferred Jeep/Chrysler of Muskegon. Van’s will also have a Jeep Compass at Taste of Muskegon on June 14-15, as well as Muskegon’s 150th Celebration on July 11-13 with an opportunity to register at each event. The contest runs June 1-July 31 with the winner announced on August 2. Full contest details are available on Van’s website.
“Fifty years is worth celebrating. We’ve had specials and events every month to celebrate and thank our customers,” said Jerry Vanderstelt, 4th generation owner of Van’s. “We wanted to do something big for the summer and giving away a Jeep is big. Jeeps are perfect for muddy adventures, and we’ll help you get it cleaned up when you come home.”
Van’s story began on October 15, 1930, when Gerritt Vanderstelt and his son Henry opened Van’s full-service gas station at 1087 W. Laketon Ave. in Muskegon. Their franchise would eventually expand to five locations. Henry Vanderstelt took over the company after his father’s passing. In 1979, Henry retired and his sons, Gary and John, took over the reins of the family business, which included a car wash and gas station on Sherman Blvd. In 1987, Gary decided to retire from the business and sold the original location on Laketon Ave., while his brother John continued to own and operate the full-service Sherman location. Two of their sons, Mike and Jerry, remained as the co-owners and operators of the company. Today, the family legacy continues under the current owner, Jerry Vanderstelt.
Currently, Jerry owns and manages seven locations in the Muskegon, Fruitport, and Fremont areas. Van’s Car Wash & Quick Lube are one of the few locations that prep and spot clean your car before the automated wash. Also, with each oil change or auto service purchased, customers receive a free car wash. Core services remain car washes and quick lube/oil change services. Repairs and other maintenance is offered at the Sherman location. For a list of all locations and contest details, please visit vanscarwash.com.