You remember how two posts ago, I considered how business are able to go through name and owner change? Well, I will consider just another situation like that in THIS post as well…

Until just a couple years ago, there were two Citgo fuel stations in my community (similar to the future two Kwik Trips). One was located on Main street, just across the road from Wal-Mart. The other was also on Main street, but on the inverse side of town, not far at all from the elementary school which I attended.

The Citgo that was across the road from Wal-Mart.
And yes, this is the Citgo that was near my former elementary school (no, this was not actually shot from a car of ours; I uploaded this image from Google).

The convenience stores and fuel were both fine. The car wash as fine as well: being in one, Citgo or not, with dad or mom was nice. There was also this one portion that I found investing, where the car wash sprayed on these tiny splats of soap that were multicolored, particularly purple, pink, turquoise, and yellow.

This video below is from a Citgo car wash (not from either of the former two in my community, but from a different one in the same state).


However, at the beginning on 2018, another convenience store chain by the name of Casey’s had made the decision to sell to acquire both Whitewater Citgo locations, as part of an acquisition of five stores within the area. Thus the transition of both was wrapped up later on that year.

However, while the two Casey’s stores and gas stations in Whitewater are still about just as good, the same, unfortunately, cannot quite be said with its car washes.

When we attempted to get one of our cars washed not along following the transition, it came out not as great as it did when it got washed when the place was still Citgo’s. Although, there were no longer any of those multicolored soap splats, so that might have been it.

I do not believe this is due to the transition, actually. The car wash is still old, so the soap splat machine perhaps has just run out.

But, we must be aware that there are still several other car washes in Whitewater, and two more will be at the two soon to open Whitewater Kwik Trips. So, until a new soap splat machine in the car cash gets installed (if the current one being empty is the case), if you want your our. As I said though, both the convince store and fuel stations there are just as good as they were when the two Casey’s were still both Citgo’s.

Still, until a new soap splat machine in the car cash gets installed (if the current one being empty is the case), if you want your car washed good in Whitewater, I suggest heading to one of THOSE car washes instead, at least until when of if the car washes at the two Whitewater Casey’s improve again.

And finally, the two convince stores as they appear as Casey’s locations today…

…as well as a video of a car wash POV from a Casey’s (this one is better, and still DOES have soap splats…).

Update, September 24, 2023:

Mom and I have recently went into the car wash again, roughly a month ago. It now has newer signs, equipment and everything, not to mention the soap splats have also returned. Also, our car has come out more cleaned than the previous time we were there!