about the shining star

Our Story

The story has it that one of the brothers of Eat’n Park Corporation was an engineer and was fascinated with car washes, so he set out to build one of the most advanced wash services in the nation. He traveled the country, learning about the very best, and then created his design utilizing all of the era’s best technology. His design was so advanced that it was featured on the cover of several car wash publications and began to receive national recognition. It even had water conservation equipment, 40 years ahead of its time. Glass block windows let in natural light and exemplified a structure that spared no expense or attention to quality. The building was beautifully landscaped and featured a large S-shaped driveway for selling gasoline at $0.29 cents per gallon.

Eventually the gasoline pumps gave way to convenience store trends, and now a Monro auto repair facility sits in their place. The car wash endured, though, and has become The Shining Star. It was redesigned in 2003, but still follows the principles of its original creator and his obsession with the finest equipment and his commitment to the environment. Today, car wash operators from three states travel to Pittsburgh to tour and learn about our state-of-the-art equipment and process that continues to reign as the best car wash in Pittsburgh.

New car dealerships have trusted us with washing their brand-new cars as they wait to be purchased for over nineteen years.

The touchless car wash has become a trendy symbol for safe washing, but not deservedly so. Touchless car washes are forced to use caustic acidic chemicals to clean your vehicle, and these can cause damage both to the environment and your automobile.

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(724) 941-9888

3626 Washington Rd
McMurray, PA 15317


Located on Rt. 19 in Peters Township, next to South Hills Kia and Monro.


Mon-Sat: 8:30am - 7pm
Sun: 8:30am-5pm