7-Eleven Offers Free Car Washes for Veterans

1,500 washes given away last year

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DALLAS -- Come rain or shine, U.S. military personnel and veterans can spiff up their vehicles with a free scrub on Nov. 11 at participating 7-Eleven convenience stores with car-wash facilities.

The freebie is available for 24 hours, where applicable, on Wednesday, Nov. 11, when the country observes Veterans Day. Current and former military personnel will be treated to the company’s top-of-the-line “The Works” services that include undercarriage blast, pre-soak, wheel wash, foam conditioner, Rain-X surface protectant, rinse and power dry.

“Our military veterans and current personnel are shining stars to us, and we want their vehicles to shine, too,” said 7-Eleven’s car-wash manager Charnann Cox.

This is the fourth year 7-Eleven has offered free car washes on Veteran’s Day for retired and active military personnel of any branch of the U.S. Armed Services. The retailer operates more than 300 car washes in 16 states: California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Kansas, Michigan, North Carolina, Nevada, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin.

The company gave away 1,500 car washes on Veterans Day in 2014.

To locate a 7-Eleven store with a car wash, veterans can visit the 7-Eleven smartphone app and click on the map, check the car-wash filter and search for the nearest store. Stores with car washes also can be located on the store locator tab at www.7-eleven.com. Click on “Looking for Something Special” and check car wash, along with location and radius to locate closest ones.

7-Eleven has consistently been named among the top veteran- and military-friendly companies. Named one of the Top 100 Military-Friendly Employers on a list published annually by G.I Jobs magazine, 7-Eleven was the only food retailer included and, among all retailers on the list, ranked third.

Earlier this year, the company awarded three military veterans with a franchise fee-free 7-Eleven store of their choosing, each valued at up to $190,000. The one Navy and two Army veterans competed among 1,700 from all military branches in the company’s Operation: Take Command contest.

In addition, 7-Eleven has been recognized as a military-friendly company for its veteran hiring practices, military veterans’ franchise program and a charitable mission to support military families.

Part of CSP's 2015 Convenience Top 101 retailers