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Cristian De Ferari owns the new 24 Hour Max Car Wash located at 1148 South Main Ave. in Fallbrook.
Cristian De Ferari owns the new 24 Hour Max Car Wash located at 1148 South Main Ave. in Fallbrook.
The staff of 24 Hour Max Car Wash stands below a banner promoting the business.
The staff of 24 Hour Max Car Wash stands below a banner promoting the business.

State-of-the-art car wash technology comes to Fallbrook

Thursday, June 20th, 2013
Issue 25, Volume 17.

FALLBROOK – The latest in state-of-the-art car wash technology has arrived in Fallbrook… at 24 Hour Max Car Wash, located at 1148 South Main Ave.

Owner Cristian De Ferari said the newly installed Istobal MX22 "has more sensors and relays to get optimum pressure for superior cleaning performance."

Featuring hybrid touch and touch-free automatic mechanisms, the new system is "extremely programmable to do any wash package, including but not limited to tri-color foam, paint sealant, silicone tire shine, and automatic wheel scrubbing with high pressure rotating jets," De Ferari explained.

"We’ve invested $200,000 in this automatic car wash; that doesn’t include the cost of the business or any of the other improvements we’re making," he noted.

The new unit has brought industry-leading performance to Fallbrook.

"It will provide superior service and be the best car wash in town, hands down," said De Ferari.

De Ferari has owned the car wash location for four months and been busy upgrading the business and property.

The car wash offers two self-serve bays with new systems, the new automatic drive-through Istobal MX 22 system, and a full service hand wash and detail center.

"We have painted the building, put on a new roof, upgraded lighting, resealed the asphalt, fixed machines, put in landscaping, and brought in new state-of-the-art change machines that can take a $20 bill and dispense three $5 dollar bills Advertisement
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and $5 in change so a customer doesn’t end up with $20 in quarters," he said.

A newly installed water softener ensures customer’s a spot-free rinse for their vehicles. The water is softened then carbon filtered and finally goes through a reverse osmosis system.

"Our water is purer than the bottled water in our office," said De Ferari. "That water is 14 parts per million and our car wash water is four parts per million."

De Ferari said he has wanted to own a car wash since he was a kid and named the Fallbrook car wash after his son, Max.

Formerly in the erosion control business, De Ferari said he was looking for an opportunity in North County when he came upon the car wash.

"The Fallbrook car wash was extremely appealing to me," he said. "We want to provide the best experience we can for people who want to wash their car themselves, use a state-of-the-art automatic car wash, or take advantage of our full service and detailing shop."

Excited to please customers and become known as the best in town is De Ferari’s goal. He also said he is offering a 50 percent off Grand Opening special for the automated car wash to introduce it to residents!

"We are paying close attention to quality and detail and are happy to invest in Fallbrook," he said.



Comment Profile ImageClean Car Lover
Comment #1 | Friday, Jun 21, 2013 at 3:53 pm
I went through the "touchless" cycle yesterday and am VERY impressed with how well it cleaned my car. It even got all the dead bugs off my windshield that had been caked on for weeks. Can't tell you how happy I am that I no longer have to go to another city to get my car washed inexpensively AND I can get it washed any time of day.
Comment Profile ImageBottom line
Comment #2 | Saturday, Jun 22, 2013 at 6:10 am
So, nothing was mentioned about the cost of a car wash. What is it?
Comment Profile Imagebrook town
Comment #3 | Monday, Jun 24, 2013 at 1:39 am
I'll stick to car washes at happy jugs. Anything to help my community..ohh and to keep my car looking sexy. No offense to that place next to vine. Good luck tho :)
Comment Profile ImageYoshi Shirindipidy
Comment #4 | Monday, Jun 24, 2013 at 10:12 am
I love this new car wash. I'm tired of the other car wash on Alvarado St. It's quite pricey and they always stare you down for tips. The Automatic Car wash is a welcome site
Comment Profile ImageFallbrook Blues
Comment #5 | Thursday, Jun 27, 2013 at 1:38 pm
Great! Don't have to leave town now to get a good hand wash. Have not had my car done in town since the previous owners car wash at that location shut down.

Anyone know how much they charge for a hand wash?
Comment Profile Imagevalue of an honest opinion
Comment #6 | Friday, Jun 28, 2013 at 10:17 am
I tried the car wash and was unsatisfied. Try it out yourself and see if it's worth the extra money.
Comment Profile ImageOnemodelcitizen
Comment #7 | Saturday, Jun 29, 2013 at 7:50 pm
I had my vehicle detailed in the detail shop. The boys did a great job on my car and it gave me a chance to chat with them it seems everyone that works there is from fallbrook even the sign spinners. It feels like a little local mom and pop shop for your car. The whole place looks welcoming and neat and clean. I haven't tried the new automatic was yet but I am sure I will soon. Great little Carwash for fallbrook.
Comment Profile ImageL&E
Comment #8 | Saturday, Jun 29, 2013 at 7:57 pm
I used the brush system on the new warsh
and was pleased it works so well. This is a welcome
new Fallbrook car wash.
Comment Profile ImageLowriderguy
Comment #9 | Saturday, Jun 29, 2013 at 7:58 pm
It is about time low cost for good service. I wash my classics 69 impala every week and love the touchless wash on my $45000 baby. No way will I let some ya- hoo touch my car.

Comment Profile ImageCatMama
Comment #10 | Saturday, Jun 29, 2013 at 8:12 pm
We tried the automatic car wash today. The kids loved the 'ride' and the multicolored foam. Nice to have a good car wash in Fallbrook.
Comment Profile Imagered tundra
Comment #11 | Sunday, Jun 30, 2013 at 7:48 am
I love the detail and care I get on my truck every time I go there and outstanding service.
Comment Profile ImageAdriana
Comment #12 | Sunday, Jun 30, 2013 at 10:05 am
I tried the Carwash the other day and its 50% off right now! It's fun and very high tech! I love it, DEFINATELY best car Wash in town!My car still looks great!
Comment Profile ImageMax
Comment #13 | Saturday, Jul 27, 2013 at 6:51 pm
use 524673 code for 50% off all 6 wash packages expires september 1
Comment Profile ImageColin
Comment #14 | Monday, Jul 29, 2013 at 10:19 am
Wow what an improvment! I would recommend this car wash to everone.
Comment Profile ImageDiane
Comment #15 | Sunday, Aug 4, 2013 at 7:08 pm
Great place to get a good car wash!!
Comment Profile ImageTanni
Comment #16 | Wednesday, Aug 7, 2013 at 4:48 pm
Tried the Max's Car Wash because of your article.
Went through the automatic wash and loved it. My
car has never been this clean. The wheels were shiny and
beautiful which is not always the case with an automatic wash.
I'll definitely use Max's Car Wash again.
Comment Profile ImageThirsty Fox
Comment #17 | Friday, Aug 23, 2013 at 11:00 am
Great deal, best car wash in town by far. I will not go anywhere else!
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Comment Profile ImageMegan
Comment #18 | Friday, Aug 23, 2013 at 11:03 am
Max's car wash is the place to go for a good deal on a car wash, detailing, etc. Happy to support a locally owned and operated business that does a great job!
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Comment Profile ImageSara
Comment #19 | Friday, Aug 23, 2013 at 2:57 pm
It was my first time using Max's Car Wash and I found my new 'go-to' car wash - prices were great and my car was spotless inside and out. I would highly recommend this place to everyone.
Comment Profile ImagePatti
Comment #20 | Monday, Aug 26, 2013 at 5:18 am
Max's Car Wash is the best there is!! Definitely will be back!!
Comment Profile Imagedebbie m.
Comment #21 | Monday, Aug 26, 2013 at 3:50 pm
have taken both our vehicles to Max's and can say we are very happy with equipment and end results. met the manager, who was very nice and thankful for our business. this is a family owned business which we are happy to support local business owners. we highly recommend.
Comment Profile ImageDavid S
Comment #22 | Monday, Aug 26, 2013 at 6:56 pm
Great Carwash, car was extra clean, I didn't need to wipe it down again like others.
Comment Profile ImageGidgetgirl
Comment #23 | Friday, Sep 20, 2013 at 9:35 am
I ran my car through the automatic car wash yesterday and was very pleased with the job it did, such a difference from some other automatics I've used in the past...must be some new technology or something but I wish this wash was in my neck-of-the-woods!!! The whole place was bright and clean, a very nice addition to your beautiful community! I invite the owner to open one in Santee!
Comment Profile ImageTheSorrento
Comment #24 | Thursday, Oct 17, 2013 at 10:37 am
Every time I come in, I get the attention I need for my car and all is good when I pull out, looking good in what looks like a NEW CAR! I love this car was, and John in the Detail Department is GREAT! Calls me by name when he sees me, makes me feel important, I will come back because of there professionalism!

Thanks Guys!

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