Randy Ives, a McCloud local, bought the self-service car wash at the intersection of the main McCloud entrance and highway 89 on Squaw Valley Road just past the Chevron station.

After being closed for a couple years, the McCloud River Car Wash is now open again after new ownership.

Randy Ives, a McCloud local, bought the self-service car wash at the intersection of the main McCloud entrance and highway 89 on Squaw Valley Road just past the Chevron station.

“I want to keep it open, make it better and keep it locally owned. And it is an opportunity to create a business,” said Ives.

The car wash will now be open 24 hours, seven days a week and open during the winter with hot water.

Ives, with the help of his car racing pal Trad Ronfeldt, are upgrading the car wash, which opened last week. Ives said that he is putting in a new system that will count the time up “so you are not chasing quarters.” This new system will also accept credit and debit cards.

By next week, LED lighting, surveillance cameras, vending machine for car supplies, vacuum and an upholstery shampooer will be upgraded. Other upgrades will include a brushless car wash on rails in one of the bays so people can sit in their vehicle while it is being washed.

According to Ronfeldt, there will be a grand opening after the upgrades are completed.

On the first day they opened, locals and travelers passing through are already utilizing the McCloud River Car Wash.

They have joined the McCloud Chamber and within a couple days, they already acquired 135 positive comments on the Facebook page.