Mike Wadhwa was born in Queens, New York, but spent his middle and high school years in Eustis. After graduating from Eustis High School, he went on to become an Aircraft Engineer and worked with British Airways in the UK. Fast forward a few years, Mike decided Lake County was home and he returned. One of the first things he noticed was that there was not a car wash he could go through because his tires were too wide and his car too low. A void became a vison that soon came to fruition; CARBOX, a custom hand car wash center was opened!
The car wash was first located on Grove Street in Eustis, but soon outgrew the location and is now located at 125 E. Burleigh Blvd. in Tavares (Hwy441 next to the JOANN Fabrics plaza).
Mike said, “We do things differently here. Everything is done by hand, conforming to each unique vehicle and our customer’s needs and wants. My number one goal is for my customers to leave happy and with a shiny car.” While your car is being pampered, there is a nice lounge area where you can visit with others, continue your work schedule with Wi-fi or enjoy T.V. Free coffee is always offered, and cooler drinks and ice cream cones are available for purchase. The business is family owned and operated and often Mom and Dad, Penny and Sam, are there lending a helping hand. Mike is grateful to his parents for believing in his dream.
The Car Box offers a level of three choices, a basic outside, inside and outside and a mini detail which is a thorough clean. Car Box also uses the “secret sauce” to remove blind mosquitoes and love bugs! The hand wash for SUVs and cars start at $15.00. They also offer full detail, interior restoration, oxidation removals and paint restoration.
Mike emphasizes, “We do this differently here! I believe a business is not about numbers, but more about the people you serve.” Store hours are Monday –Saturday, 10:00 am –6:00pm, weather permitting.
Questions? Call (352) 405-0045 or drive in and expect to be impressed!