Terry Dicken Business Park Feature Friday

Stokesley Hand Car Wash, Valet & Detailing Centre


Stokesley Hand Car Wash specialise in washing, valeting and all other aspects of hand car washing.


How often do you go to the car wash? For some, it’s a weekly ritual to keep their car looking its best. While for others, it’s only done when they notice caked on dirt has turned their car a completely different colour. Nevertheless, which ever crowd you’re in the advantages are the same.

1. Avoid damage
2. Improve the condition
3. Improve safety
4. Improve value
5. Keeps you clean too!


Let’s hear all about Stokesley Hand Car Wash from owner, Olsi.


Spotting an opportunity


“Prior to owning Stokesley Hand Car Wash, I ran a warehouse business. The work started at 4.30am and my days often didn’t finish until 10pm. Since I was working to that gruelling schedule 7 days a week, I was exhausted. The desire to spend more time with my family drove me to make a change. Travelling all over the North from Newcastle to York, I noticed that Stokesley and surrounding areas lacked a hand car wash. Consequently, I decided to give it a go.”


Getting started


“The business was first located near the old auction place on Station Road. We put signs up everywhere promoting ourselves and started leafleting. Every 2 or 3 months we’d drop around 10,000 leaflets, locally. It didn’t take long before the customers started coming.”


All vehicles looked after


“These days, 90% of our business is repeat customers. We take a great deal of pride in our work and that pays off. Customers come from places as far as Northallerton, Guisborough and Nunthorpe. One of our customers drives 25 miles to get here. I tell them the car will be dirty by the time you get home!  We clean all different types of vehicles. This includes basic runarounds to luxury cars such as Rolls Royces and Porsches. We even clean caravans and motorhomes, inside and out. Whatever the customer needs.”


Catering for all budgets


“We have a service for every need and budget. As well as our promise to give you the best quality we can. You can just have a basic wash and finish right through to a full valet with full detailing. Our aim is to make the car look like it’s brand new. Prices work in increments depending on the size of your car.”


Wondering what to do with that loose change rolling around in your cup holder? Drop in and see Olsi. A basic hand car wash and finish starts at just £7.

Dog hair all over your back seats? Mini valets start at £20 (small car) £22 (medium) £25 (large).

Out to impress? Need your Bentley to keep up with the Kardashians? Then talk to Olsi, he’ll make it look like you just drove it out of the showroom. A full valet starts at £65 with detailing from £150.


The right decision


“Running this business is definitely more enjoyable than the last. The hours are much more sociable. We’re open from 8am to 6pm on Monday to Friday and half day on a Saturday. Leaving the European Union has subsequently caused us staffing problems so at the moment we’re just a small team. However, I’m always on the lookout for hard working people though who don’t mind being out in all weather conditions. Please get in touch if that sounds like you!”


Supportive landlords


“Two years ago, we moved to a more suitable unit around the corner. We’re now on the same estate as Platinum Motors and Wentworth Security and Electrical. The landlords here are really supportive and understanding. That was especially noticeable after covid. In spite of all the uncertainty around at the moment, the Terry Dicken Business Park is a great, supportive place to be.”


?Here’s an idea ?


The next time you’re visiting the park to see the physio, or for your pilates class why not drop the car off with Olsi first? We promise, you will drive away feeling like you just picked up a new vehicle!
Stokesley Hand Car Wash can be found at Unit 23, Terry Dicken Industrial Estate, Station Road, Stokesley, TS9 7AE or visit their Facebook page for more info.

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