Soaps It Up!

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  • This June 9, thousands of volunteers across the United States and Canada will be washing vehicles in the fourth annual Soaps It Up! Car Wash fundraiser.
  • CARSTAR Auto Body Repair Experts set the Guinness World Record in 2011 by washing more than 4,300 vehicles in eight hours.
  • Through the fundraising Soaps It Up! car wash fundraiser, CARSTAR Auto Body Repair Experts hopes to raise funds to help grant wishes for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of America and serve children with cystic fibrosis in Canada, as well as some local market charities.
  • More than 100 CARSTAR stores throughout both countries are expected to participate in the event. Tickets are being sold at participating CARSTAR stores in the U.S. for $10, with 100 percent of the ticket purchase benefiting the selected charities.
  • The Soaps It Up! Car Wash has been able to unite the CARSTAR family across North America to help thousands of children in need.
  • This year, the goal is to continue the tradition and make the Soaps It Up! Car Wash the best ever. CARSTAR hopes to bring even more support for the Make-A-Wish Foundation® of America and cystic fibrosis in Canada."
  • The CARSTAR partners are sweetening the program with special offers for participants:
  • 3M Auto Care is offering a $5 rebate on the 3M Lens Renewal Kit to help drivers restore their headlights to like-new condition.
  • CARSTAR is partnering with Hertz, who is providing an offer of up to $25 off of a weekday or weekend rental with every ticket purchase.
  • Cheryl’s Cookies is giving participants six free cookies (shipping and handling additional charge)
  • CARSTAR stores in Canada have been conducting the “Soaps It Up!” Car Wash for the past eight years, and this is the fourth time the program has been done in the United States. The 2009 event was the first attempt for any organization to set the record for the largest car wash across multiple locations.
  • For more information on the “Soaps It Up!” Car Wash and for participating locations, visit

  • CARSTAR Auto Body Repair Experts offers high-quality, reliable repair service in 32 states and 10 Canadian provinces. Just call 1-800-CARSTAR when you need a vehicle repair and they will send the tow truck, contact your insurance company, arrange for a rental car and repair your car. For information and store locations visit
  • CARSTAR Auto Body Repair Experts is the largest group of branded collision repair facilities in North America with over 400 locally owned and operated locations in 32 states and 10 Canadian provinces. CARSTAR is committed to providing consistent quality services to our customers and insurance partners and has repaired more than 2.5 million vehicles since it was founded in 1989. Our technicians and front office staff receive ongoing training to ensure they are qualified to work on any vehicle. Customer satisfaction is our number one priority as we consistently lead the industry in customer satisfaction ratings.

About the Make-A-Wish Foundation
  • Make-A-Wish grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. According to the 2011 study of wish impact, most health professionals surveyed say a wish come true can affect their health outcomes. Kinds say wishes give them renewed strength to fight their illness, and their parents say these experiences strengthen the entire family. Based in Phoenix, Make-A-Wish is one of the world’s leading children’s charities, serving children in every community in the United States, its territories and in 47 countries on five continents. With the help of generous donors and more than 30,000 volunteers worldwide, Make-A-Wish grants a wish somewhere in the world every 23 minutes. It has granted more than 280,000 wishes since its inception in 1980. Visit Make-A-Wish at and discover how you can share the power of a wish®.

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